Bundesliga, Match Day 6: Potsdam defeats Munich, Wolfsburg struggles

by Olaf Goldbecker

Bayer Leverkusen v FF USV Jena 1:2 (0:0)
Bottom duel between Leverkusen and Jena, which delivered the result that Leverkusen did not do enough changes by just replacing the coach after the last season. Susanne Utes scored the lead for the visitors after the break, which was answered by Francesca Weber in minute 67. With ten minutes left on the clock, a penalty kick by Carolin Schiewe cared for Jena’s win and also that her team left the relegation spots. Leverkusen now is the only team in the league without win. Four yellows for Jena v 0 yellows for Leverkusen showed who understood how to play on the bottom of a league.

1.FFC Turbine Potsdam v FC Bayern München 2:1 (2:0)
The top game of the day once again was decided by Genovea Anomna. The Equatorial-Guinean striker scored both goals for Potsdam in the first half, in which the home team was highly superior and could have scored by a higher margin easily. Munich got stronger in period two and had the big chance to get closer on a penalty kick after 81 minutes but Alyssa Naeher saved against her American fellow Sarah Hagen despite of a good shot. Two minutes later Hagen still scored but Potsdam remained on the winning side.

SG Essen-Schönebeck v VfL Wolfsburg 0:0
Wolfsburg often struggles against Essen, and this happened today as well. Essen remains undefeated in their new stadium and cares for Wolfsburg’s first two lost points. The Wolves keep one record though: they remain the only team which did not allow a single goal so far. Curious: three substitutions were made in the first half.

SC Freiburg v FCR Duisburg 2:1 (2:1)
Freiburg was a bit under pressure after losing the last two games and Duisburg is a team they don’t like to play. Yet they stayed calm even when Mandy Islacker scored the lead for FCR. A quarter hour later Juliane Maier tied with a penalty kick, and in minute 37 Fiona O’Sullivan already marked the goal for the final result.

VfL Sindelfingen v 1.FFC Frankfurt 0:3 (0:1)
Easy win for Frankfurt but yet another weak performance of a team which started eight players who will travel with the German national team to the USA, plus one former world champion (Garefrekes), one current world champion (Kumagai), and a French national team player (Bretigny). The French forward scored two goals (10/81), while Svenja Huth added the second strike of the match against an opponent who allowed five goals per game in the average in the previous season matches.

FSV Gütersloh v SC Bad Neuenahr 0:2 (0:1)
Guest coach Colin Bell saw a strong performance of his team but that was a pretty exclusive opinion after this match. The home team played very weak with many mistakes already in the game opening and nearly had no possession in midfield or the attack. Bad Neuenahr was superior without being able to convince. The difference once again was Celia Okoyino da Mbabi who scored right before and after the break. Gütersloh woke up after an hour but that was too late. Final result: Gütersloh 0, Bad Neuenahr 0, da Mbabi 2

Situation: [number of games in brackets if less than 6]: Frankfurt leads the league with 13 pts ahead of Potsdam with 12 (5) and Wolfsburg with 10 (4). Essen and Bad Neuenahr (5) start the midfield area with 8 pts, Freiburg (5), Duisburg and Gütersloh (5) follow with seven. Munich (4) is at six points ahead of Jena at 5 that climbed out of the relegation zone. The last two spots are occupied by Leverkusen and Sindelfingen at 3 pts. The league resumes October 28 after the NT break.