Bayern Munich won their second consecutive match to open the Frauen Bundesliga season, easing to a 3-0 victory away to SC Sand. The Bavarians do look like the “real deal” again this season and are set to make a strong push for European glory for the first time ever.
Klara Bühl was unlucky to not put Bayern up 1-0 in the 14th minute, but the goal post had different ideas. She would, however, turn provider in the 20th minute, beating the Sand goalkeeper and seeing the ball end up in the path of Linda Dallmann to put Bayern in front. Bühl was a terror to the Sand backline all day. She nearly found her first in the 37th minute, but a nice save denied her. Unfortunately for Sand, Hanna Glas headed in Lina Magull’s cross for her second goal of the season. Bühl though she found her goal in the 2nd minute, but Michaela Brandenburg cleared it off the line to keep the Bayern lead at only 2-0.
Lea Schüller scored a rebound in the 55th minute to give Bayern the insurmountable 3-0 lead. Bayern took their foot off the gas after the third goal and mostly cruised for the final 35 minutes.
Jens Scheuer started the same starting lineup as last week’s big win against Werder Bremen. He’s still making very good use of the Bayern bench, however, bringing in a nice mix of young players (Sydney Lohmann 21, Karólína Vilhjálmsdóttir 20), experienced players (Lineth Beerensteyn 24), and veterans (Maxi Rall 27, Sofia Jakobsson 31).
Bayern XI: Benkarth – Glas (65. Rall), Wenninger, Kumagai, Simon – Zadrazil – Bühl (58. Beerensteyn), Magull (82. Viggósdóttir), Dallmann (65. Lohmann), Asseyi (82. Jakobsson) – Schüller
Schüller got the start up top in favor of Jovana Damnjanovic who didn’t make the matchday squad for this one. Meanwhile, fellow-returning-from-ACL-injury Giulia Gwinn did make the bench but didn’t make the field.
Table and Next Match
Bayern are currently top of the Frauen Bundesliga after two matches thanks to their big +11 goal difference. They’re currently level with Wolfsburg, and by the time Sunday’s games finish, they could be tied with another three clubs. Barring one of those clubs having a massive win, Bayern will enter Matchday 3 on top of the table.
The Frauen’s next match is September 11th against Freiburg.