First game without Gwinn: FC Bayern celebrate victory in the duel of pursuers

First game without a win
FC Bayern celebrate victory in the duel in pursuit

FC Bayern Munich remain in the running in the women’s Bundesliga: with their third straight win, the runners-up to close range before the main duel with VfL Wolfsburg. After a complicated initial phase, the second half runs smoothly.

Bayern Munich players remain in contact with the top-ranked players in the Bundesliga. The team of coach Alexander Strauss beat 1. FC Köln 4-0 (1-0) in matchday four chasing duel and celebrated their third consecutive victory. Reigning champions VfL Wolfsburg had won 2-0 (1-0) at Turbine Potsdam and maintained their impeccable record. Bayern, who made their debut for the first time without Giulia Gwinn, who was absent for a long time due to a cruciate ligament injury, are two points behind the leaders.

Unfortunate teammate Gwinn, who tore the cruciate ligament in her left knee for the second time in training with the national team, had FC Bayern women in mind at least until kick-off: “If you have done once, can do it twice – you are not alone “was written on the warm-up shirts worn by the players. Gwinn herself, who has since undergone surgery, announced in an Instagram post that she wants to react quickly: “It breaks my heart not to be able to actively support my team on the field in the coming months … but I know exactly where. I want to go back. I will take you on a trip with me and I will do my best once again to get back to my girls as soon as possible, “Gwinn promised.

The runner-up initially struggled against 1. FC Köln under the eyes of newly elected president Herbert Hainer, but then took control of the game midway through the first half, but there were no real chances until the 29th minute – but the first serious attempt was direct: national team Klara Bühl passed the ball inside, Linda Dallmann used a rebound to take the lead. Just a minute later, top scorer Lea Schüller missed a first-class opportunity. The preliminary decision resulted in an own goal from Myrthe Moorees, who was punched by her goalkeeper and sent the ball into an own goal (48 minutes). Tainara (69th) and Lina Magull (83rd) finally sign the victory, deserved also at altitude.

Cologne remain in the first half of the table with six points. Next weekend there will be a direct duel between the two dominant teams in women’s football in Germany when VfL Wolfsburg host FC Bayern.

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