Two early set piece goals lifted Bayern Munich above Werder Bremen in Frauen-Bundesliga action on Sunday. The Bavarians kept a clean sheet as well in their 2-0 win.
Rival contenders VfL Wolfsburg also won 2-0 over Duisburg to keep the title race at razor margins.
Magdalena Eriksson’s goal got Bayern started in just the fourth minute, but not without controversy. Her high, arching header from a corner landed in the back of the net but only after Bremen keeper Livia Peng found herself boxed out by Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir. Was the keeper obstructed? The referee ruled no.
Katharina Naschenweng doubled Bayern’s advantage in the 24th minute off another corner. The defender poked the ball home after it had bounced between the shoulders of several other players.
In the 63rd minute Lea Schüller found herself one-on-one with the keeper but her lob was not enough to beat Peng. However, the visiting Bayern squad rarely found themselves threatened by the home team, who managed just three shots and none on target.
Sydney Lohmann started while Tuva Hansen, Linda Dallmann, and Lina Magull came off the bench.
Bayern is back in action on November 24th at PSG in the Women’s Champions League.