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Bundesliga, Matchday 19: Top teams win, Sindelfingen and Gütersloh move up

By Olaf Goldbecker – The top teams of the league showed no weaknesses this weekend. At the bottom, Leipzig left the last spot again and raised hopes for them and Leverkusen, while Jena has to tremble again. In 2. Bundesliga, the promoted teams for the league are already determined. From the northern league, FSV Gütersloh will move up for the first time, while from the south, VfL Sindelfingen returns after getting relegated in 2006.

1.FFC Frankfurt v SC Freiburg 7:0 (5:0)

Nightmare morning for SC Freiburg, which allowed five goals from Frankfurt in the first half. Ana Maria Crnogorcevic completed a hat trick in the first 25 minutes. Kerstin Garefrekes (2), Melanie Behringer, and Meike Weber added.

Bayer Leverkusen v VfL Wolfsburg 1:2 (0:1)

Wolfsburg was the better team and had better opportunities, but Leverkusen was not without chance in this match. Conny Pohlers marked the lead with her 18th strike of the season short before halftime and now leads the top striker ranking alone in front of Potsdam’s Genoveva Anomna. Hungarian Zsanett Jakabfi added 10 minutes after the break, yet this time Wolfsburg did not bring their counterattacks home and that way they had to survive five nervous minutes after Isabelle Linden got Leverkusen closer.

Turbine Potsdam v Bayern Munich 3:0 (1:0)

The top team with the most difficult task on the paper solved the challenge. Austria’s NT player Corinna Wenninger scored the lead for Potsdam halfway through the first half with an own goal. Antonia Göransson and Isabel Kerschowski sealed the win in the last quarter hour.

FCR Duisburg v SC Bad Neuenahr 2:0 (1:0)

Linda Bresonik in the first and Alexandra Popp in the second half marked the goals for Duisburg and cared for their team staying in the top race.

Lokomotive Leipzig v FF USV Jena 2:1 (1:0)

Big win for Leipzig, which captured their first points in 2012 and is back in the race to stay in the league. New Zealand’s Anna Green marked the lead for Leipzig after half an hour. The narrow lead seemed to have been in vain when Green’s fellow Amber Hearn tied the match with four minutes left on the clock. Yet just one minute later, Anne Heller made Leipzig celebrate again.

Hamburger SV v SG Essen-Schönbeck 1:1 (1:1)

The only game without effect for top nor bottom ended in a peaceful draw. The goals were scored in the first 25 minutes. Charline Hartmann marked the lead for Essen before Jessica Wich tied.

Situation: VfL Wolfsburg sits on top with 46 points ahead of Duisburg with 45. Potsdam follows with 44 but plays Bad Neuenahr during the week in a makeup game and could jump to the top in this one. Frankfurt is fourth with 43 points. Essen now is fifth with 24 ahead of Freiburg with 23. Munich leads the second half of the standings with 21, Bad Neuenahr and Hamburg have 19. Jena still is safe with 15 points and the better goal difference to Leipzig with 12 on the first relegation spot. Leverkusen dropped back to last with 11.

The top game of the upcoming weekend will be the classic rivalry match between Turbine Potsdam and 1.FFC Frankfurt.