Bayern Munich retake Frauen Bundesliga lead with win over Freiburg
Bayern Munich beat Freiburg 3-0 to snatch top spot in the Frauen Bundesliga as the clubs head into the international break.
Giulia Gwinn marked her return to the starting lineup with a 27th-minute penalty after a foul on Sarah Zadrazil in the box. Ten minutes later, Bayern were awarded another penalty after a foul on Lea Schüller, but Lina Magull had her penalty saved to keep the score at 1-0.
Linda Dallmann made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute after intercepting a bad pass from behind, and Hanna Glas made it 3-0 in the 61st minute after heading in a Magull corner.
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“We had a very good away game. In fact, it should have been 2-0 after ten minutes,” coach Jens Scheuer said after the game. “We had a lot of ball recoveries in the final third with our high pressing, but we missed scoring more goals.”
Bayern XI: Leitzig – Glas (81. Simon), Viggósdóttir, Kumagai (81. Wenninger), Gwinn – Magull, Zadrazil – Rall (81. Beerensteyn), Dallmann (62. Vilhjálmsdóttir), Bühl – Schüller (55. Damnjanović)
Bayern are back in first place in the Frauen Bundesliga, at least temporarily. The win took Bayern to 34 points, while Wolfsburg are second on 32. Wolfsburg’s scheduled match with SC Sand this weekend has been postponed due to COVID.
Women’s football is now heading for an international break. Bayern will return to the pitch in the DFB Pokal Frauen quarter-finals against Carl Zeiss Jena.