The footballers of VfL Wolfsburg are in the final of the DFB Cup after a show of force against Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern Munich.
The defending champion, who has been unbeaten in the competition for 44 games, took impressive revenge with a 5-0 (2-0) win in Munich for the defeat in the league three weeks ago (0-1), which Bayern lost at the end of March took the lead in the table.
A brace from Sveindis Jonsdottir (19′, 47′), an own goal by Bayern goalkeeper Maria Luisa Grohs (44′), international Jule Brand (56′) and Dominique Janssen (60′, penalty kick) ensured the Wolves reached the final. who can celebrate their ninth cup triumph in a row on May 18th in Cologne.
FC Bayern does not use early chances
The series winners from the Autostadt had to cope with the absence of top scorer Alexandra Popp in their second appearance with the Munich team in three weeks. The regular captain was out due to a calf injury from the international match against Brazil (1-2) on Tuesday.
But even without the 32-year-old, the best offensive in the league developed more traction towards the opposing goal. While Bayern couldn’t take advantage of their own chances through Lea Schüller (2nd, 24th), Wolfsburg were ice cold in front of the goal. Jonsdottir completed the first serious attack to take the VfL lead, which is well worth seeing.
The second goal just before half-time was a curious one: Ewa Pajor headed the ball against the post, from where the ball bounced to the backs of the unfortunate Grohs and then rolled over the line.
Wolfsburg ice cold, FC Bayern nervous
And after the break, the German champions from Wolfsburg struck at lightning speed: The nimble Jonsdottir prevailed after a counterattack against two Bayern defenders and shot free in front of Grohs with ice cold. In direct return, Schüller (49th) again missed the last opportunity to create tension in the middle.
The women of Munich now saw their skins swimming away. Brand, who netted after a one-two with Munich’s Carolin Simon, and Janssen’s penalty increased the result.