Saturday 5th June 2021
Master? Bavaria? Wolfsburg?
This soccer league is explosive until the end
The soccer championship is decided weeks before the last match day and Bayern will be the champions anyway? Not so in the women’s Bundesliga. There could be a changing of the guard here – and that has to do with FC Bayern again.
It has not yet worked in the DFB Cup, but the footballers of FC Bayern Munich no longer want to let the more important title be taken out of their hands. On Sunday, a long-distance duel will decide whether Munich will be able to dethrone VfL Wolfsburg for the first time since 2016. In addition, the team of coach Jens Scheuer is enough in the home game against cup finalist Eintracht Frankfurt (2 p.m. / MagentaSport, Eurosport Livestream) a tie. Defending champion Wolfsburg is playing at the same time (MagentaSport) against Werder Bremen.
Nobody in Munich believes that anything could go wrong anymore. The Bayern women were too strong over the course of the season. At the latest with the 1-1 draw in Wolfsburg, the championship was considered decided. In any case, Scheuer doesn’t even look to Wolfsburg. “It’s in our own hands. The trust in my team is limitless,” emphasized the coach, for whom it would be the first major success of his career.
In contrast to his VfL colleague Stephan Lerch. He leaves the club with six valuable players after the game. With the cup win, the team gave him a big farewell present last Sunday. “I’ve already said a few farewell words to the team, so we’ll be able to concentrate fully on Bremen again from Saturday,” said Lerch.
“Another small chance”
But he doesn’t want to completely write off the championship yet. “I hope that Frankfurt will hang in again and that’s how I rate the team. We also have to be realistic. The way FC Bayern has presented itself in the last few weeks and months, it’s only a small chance I definitely trust Frankfurt that they can annoy Bayern. How long and how well, you will see at the end of the day, “said the successful coach.
There will be no big celebrations and farewell parties here and there. The Corona requirements prohibit it. In Munich there will probably be a maximum of 150 spectators in the stadium on the Bayern campus. Including most of them in percentage terms from Simone Laudehr’s environment. The world and Olympic champion will be on the pitch for the last time, after which she will end her career at the age of 34. And has one big goal: to become a master.
“I was always second,” said Laudehr and knows the pitfalls of the last match day. “In 2014 we were caught in the last game. I told the girls that too. They think about it, but they are hot for the bowl,” said Laudehr, who would like to see some more playing time. “You can’t go over 80 or 90 minutes anyway.” Scheuer will give her the farewell present, as he thinks very highly of Laudehr. “It will leave a huge void.”