It may have only been the first game of the season, but Bayern Munich came out looking like a well-oiled machine in their 8-0 domination of Werder Bremen. The defending Frauen Bundesliga champions quickly let everyone know that they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with this season.
Bayern got started right away with Lina Magull scoring in the second minute with a direct free kick goal. From there, it took another half hour, but Carolin Simon and Lea Schüller made it 3-0 after only 37 minutes.
Hanna Glas scored a phenomenal volley on a cross from Simon in the 58th minute for the 4-0 lead. Magull picked up her second goal of the match a few minutes later, finishing a loose ball in the box. Three minutes later, Maxi Rall opened her Bayern account heading a corner in the back of the net to make it 6-0.
Literally one minute later, Klara Bühl continued her fantastic performance on the day by drawing a penalty that Lineth Beerensteyn would convert for the 7-0 lead. Mercifully for Werder, Linda Dallmann’s goal in the 74th minute, Bayern’s eighth of the day, would be the final tally for the Bavarians.
The match featured the official Bundesliga debut for Saki Kumagai, Maxi Rall, and Glódís Viggósdóttir. It also saw the return of Giulia Gwinn who missed the majority of last season after tearing her ACL; however, Jovana Damnjanovic made the bench but did not appear in her first official game since tearing her ACL last year.
Bayern fans should be thrilled with the talent that this squad possesses. Jens Scheuer was able to bring elite level talent like Rall, Gwinn, Viggósdóttir, Sydney Lohmann, and Beerensteyn off the bench to continue the Bayern domination on the day. This team has never been so deep before, and if they can avoid multiple season-ending injuries again this season, they should be able to make a true run at a treble.
Bayern XI: Benkarth – Glas (62. Rall), Wenninger, Kumagai, Simon (75. Gwinn) – Zadrazil (62. Viggósdóttir) – Bühl, Magull (67. Lohmann), Dallmann, Asseyi (62. Beerensteyn) – Schüller
Table and Next Match
Bayern are tied with five teams at the top of the Frauen Bundesliga table with three points on Matchday 1; however, the +8 goal differential has the Bavarians on top of the table.
Next week, Bayern will take on SC Sand who lost their season opener to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Das waren die ersten sechs Partien der neuen Saison!— Frauenfußball-Ergebnisse (@FFB_Ergebnisse) August 29, 2021
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