Frauen-Bundesliga week 5 review: Duisburg pick up third successive win
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Frauen-Bundesliga week 5 review: Duisburg pick up third successive win

Hoffenheim continue impressive start to the season

Sophie Lawson

Unable to be separated at the whistle Frankfurt shared with the spoils with Essen as Potsdam and Bayern took a point a piece from their clash. TSG, WOB and Sand wrapped up strong home wins over Werder, SCF and Leverkusen as MSV saw off ‘Gladbach.

FFC Frankfurt 1-1 SGS Essen

Looking to build on her first win of the season, Frankfurt managed another point as Laura Feiersinger was on target for her new team again, the Austrian on hand to turn Kim Sindermann’s parry home. The goal wasn’t enough for maximum marks however, and Lea Schüller pulled the visitors level minutes later with a neat finish. 

TSG Hoffenheim 4-0 Werder Bremen

Continuing their fine form, TSG showed their class against a sub-par Bremen side, Maximiliane Rall’s superb strike early in the second half enough to break the deadlock. With the bit between their teeth, the hosts made it two seconds later as Tabea Waßmuth nudged the ball home from close-range. Two became three after the hour when Nicole Billa’s tenacity saw her slip the ball inside of Lena Pauels’ near post. The match wrapped up late in the day by Sarai Linder, the Bremen defence left scattered again. 

VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 SC Freiburg

Continuing to show no mercy, Wolfsburg barely took a breath as they saw off Freiburg. Caroline Graham Hansen’s fast feet enough to set Noelle Maritz up, the Norwegian’s square pass tucked home by her team mate from two-yards. In sumptuous form this season, Ewa Pajor made her mark on the match late in the half before furthering the Wolves’ lead four minutes into the second half. 

SC Sand 3-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

With their noses in front just before the half hour thanks to Leticia Santos’ angled finish, Sand eased to a win as they turned the pressure up after the break. With the match finely poised, Dina Blagojević’s six-minute brace was more than enough for the hosts, the Serb too much for the visiting defence to handle as she bested Anna Klink from extreme close-range. 

MSV Duisburg 3-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach

On the backfoot eight minutes in when Valentina Oppedisano’s flicked header bounced over Meike Kämper, the hosts rallied to take a lead into the break. Scoring in her third straight game, Lisa Makas restored parity before Dörthe Hoppius claimed her third in as many on the stroke of half time. Two became three just before the hour as Hoppius extended her tally for the season, running in behind and toe-poking the ball beyond Michelle Wassenhoven

Turbine Potsdam 1-1 Bayern München 

A goal to the good three minutes into the tie courtesy of Rieke Dieckmann’s flying close-range finish, the Turbines refused the chance to better their advantage moments later when Svenja Huth was brought down in the box. Manuela Zinsberger beaten from 12-yards, as Felicitas Rauch’s spot kick slipped beyond her outstretched glove for it to slam against the face of the post. Rauch involved again minutes later as the visitors scooped an equaliser, her weak short-pass intercepted by Nicole Rolser and slotted home. 


FBL table as it stands (Credit: DFB)
FBL table as it stands (Credit: DFB)