Bayern Munich return to the Champions League this week
On Thursday, Bayern will head to Kazakhstan to take on BIIK Kazygurt in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Unfortunately, the Bavarians will have to do so without both Lina Magull and Marina Hegering.
Magull picked up an injury at the start of the international break, and Hegering suffered a similar injury at the end. Both injuries have been described with the vague “muscular injury”, and both will miss the UWCL match. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Jens Scheuer go with Hanna Glas and Linda Dallmann in place of the two.
It’s the second year in a row that Bayern have faced Kazygurt in the Round of 16, and Bayern will expect to move on to the Quarterfinals after the tie. Sitting at the top of the Frauen Bundesliga, Bayern are surely targeting a deep run in this year’s Champions League.
DFB Pokal Frauen Semifinals set
The Bavarians have learned their opponents in the semifinals of the DFB Pokal Frauen after Sunday’s draw.
With a match set against Hoffenheim in the Quarterfinals, Bayern would then face the winner of the Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen match. It would put the two favorites of the competition against each other in the Semifinals.
Andernach vs Eintracht Frankfurt
Freiburg vs. Turbine Potsdam
Wolfsburg vs. Werder Bremen
Hoffenheim vs. Bayern Munich
ℹ️ In einem möglichen #DFBPokal-Halbfinale treffen die #FCBayern-Frauen auswärts auf den Sieger der Partie zwischen den @VfL_Frauen und @WERDER_LZ!— FC Bayern Frauen (@FCBfrauen) February 28, 2021
Doch zuerst steht das Viertelfinale gegen die @FrauenTSG an! #packmas #MiaSanMia #DFBPokalFrauen pic.twitter.com/nunn9ZiXKv
Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir gets her number
Iceland’s 19 year old midfielder Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir signed with Bayern at the end of the transfer window, and now she has her number. Welcome to Munich, number 23!
Das #FCBayern-Trikot steht dir hervorragend, Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir! #MiaSanMia @karolinalea39 ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/q7U2LYJGGN— FC Bayern Frauen (@FCBfrauen) March 1, 2021
2.Frauen Bundesliga will restart at the end of March
Back in October, the 2.Frauen Bundesliga was shut down along with all of the amateur leagues in Germany due to COVID-19. Now, a restart date has been set. Bayern II will return to the field on March 24.
When they stopped playing back in the fall, Bayern II had only played two matches picking up one point.