Turbine Potsdam 4-0 VfL Wolfsburg: Kemme and co make Wolfsburg wait to seal second

It was a day to forget for the visitors, but a fitting send off for one of the game's great servants.

Turbine Potsdam 4-0 VfL Wolfsburg: Kemme and co make Wolfsburg wait to seal second
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Turbine Potsdam
4 0
VfL Wolfsburg
Turbine Potsdam: (4-1-2-1-2) Schmitz; Siwinska, Elsig, Draws, Meister; Wälti; Kemme, Rausch; Kellond-Knight; Mauro (Lindner 46'), Huth.
VfL Wolfsburg: (4-4-2) Schult; Dickenmann, Fischer, Wedemeyer, Peter (Blasse 62'); Jakabfi, Bussaglia, Goessling (Bernauer 51'), Kerschowski (Pajor 82'); Bachmann, Popp.
SCORE: 1-0, Huth 28'. 2-0, Lindner 55'. 3-0, Lindner 63'. 4-0, Rauch 82'.
REFEREE: Daniela Illing. Booked: None.

Turbine Potsdam showed just what they're capable of on Sunday afternoon, defeating VfL Wolfsburg 4-0.

A brace from Laura LindnerSvenja Huth's scrambled finish and a Felicitas Rauch solo ensured that Potsdam's home Frauen-Bundesliga campaign would end on a high.

Huth scrambles Turbine ahead

The opening 20 minutes in Potsdam provided little in the way of excitement, although there was a celebration in honour of Bernd Schröder's incredible 45-year commitment to the club; a man who has made a massive contribution to women's football. Unfortunately the game was not matching the occasion, with both struggling to get forward.

The home side were pushing forward with more regularity but very few of the attacks provided any concern to Almuth Schult. Wolfsburg looked dangerous through Lara Dickenmann, when the chance arose, even if neither team had managed to hit the target thus far. Ramona Bachmann did flash a shot across goal, however.

It seemed like a mistake or a moment would magic would give one side the upper hand in the match, and the former was the case after Schult let a squirming shot slip through her legs. After the initial corner was nodded into the six-yard box, Wolfsburg couldn't clear and Svenja Huth managed to force the ball home.

The Wolves responded quickly and were disappointed not to be level when Bachmann was played through on goal. Her touch set up a volleyed chance, only for the Swiss star to blaze over from 12 yards. Potsdam managed to push through until the break with the lead, although it could well have been level.

Lindner at the double, Rausch adds a superb fourth

The second half began with a chance as Laura Lindner replaced Ilaria Mauro, though it was Wolfsburg who were forced into a change. Lena Goessling went down with a nasty-looking injury, and was brought off for Vanessa Bernauer - hopefully only as a precaution, with the Champions League final drawing ever closer.

Whether or not Goessling's absence had an effect is debatable but Potsdam's play for their second goal was fantastic. A lovely ball over the top of the visiting defence found Tabea Kemme in acres of space, and she unselfishly sqaured for Lindner in the centre. The striker controlled the bouncing ball and poked past Schult to extend their lead.

Then came a crucial period of play, as Wolfsburg couldn't quite fathom how Lara Schmitz managed to keep out Bernauer's close-range effort. Potsdam broke down the other end with pace and purpose, finding Kemme on the right wing. She produced another superb cross that Wolfsburg failed to deal with, and Lindner tapped home her second.

Alex Popp passed up an excellent opportunity late on and Zsanett Jakabfi was brilliantly denied by Schmitz. Potsdam closed the game out after and added a stunning fourth through Rauch's mazy dribble that left the Wolfsburg defence in a knot, before sliding the ball under Schult. That sealed a super win and ensured the battle for second would go down to the final day, after Frankfurt brushed aside Sand.