Fast-paced DFB Cup semifinals
Wolves also steal the last straw from Bavaria
04/17/2022, 2:31 p.m
After being eliminated from the Champions League and the embarrassing 6-0 loss to Wolfsburg in the league, Bayern Munich’s footballers also had to accept bankruptcy in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup: The Wolves won in a gripping duel, mainly thanks to a Dutchwoman.
The footballers of VfL Wolfsburg saved their triple chance and made it into the DFB Cup final for the eighth time in a row. Coach Tommy Stroot’s team won the “anticipated final” at champions Bayern Munich 3-1 (1-0) and on May 28 in Cologne has the chance to draw level with record cup winners 1. FFC Frankfurt by winning the ninth title.
14 days after the 6-0 demonstration of power against FC Bayern in the league, Jill Roord (19th/61st) and Tabea Wassmuth (80th) scored the goals for the series winners, who are reaching for their eighth cup triumph in a row. Serbian Jovana Damnjanovic (52nd) had meanwhile equalized with a penalty kick.
“We’re in a flow right now. We’re very self-confident and everything works for us. I’m looking forward to the final,” said double packer Roord on ARD. Bayer Leverkusen and Turbine Potsdam will determine the final opponent of VfL on Easter Monday (6.30 p.m. / Sky). With a four-point lead with three games to go, the Wolfsburg women’s championship title is almost certain. In the Champions League, the Stroot team will play in the semi-final first leg at FC Barcelona on Friday (6.45 p.m./DAZN) in front of a large crowd.
Goalkeeper Schult returns
In front of 2330 spectators in Munich, the ailing national goalkeeper Almuth Schult was in the starting eleven at VfL, the Munich women had to do without their corona-positive head coach Jens Scheuer at short notice.
The Wolves were the more active team at the beginning, Sveindis Jane Jonsdottir almost used a wild excursion by Bayern goalkeeper Janina Leitzig to give them an early lead (11′). A little later, Roord did better with a brilliant shot from the edge of the penalty area. Only shortly before the break did the hostesses become a little more active.
The Munich team, who were eliminated by Wolfsburg in the cup for the fourth time in a row and had to bury their last realistic chance of winning the title, came out of the break with vigor and equalized through Damnjanovic, who safely converted a penalty awarded to her. The hosts remained dangerous, but Roord and Waßmuth scored to win.