VfL Wolfsburg remain number one in German women’s football. Four days on from their DFB Cup victory against SC Freiburg, Stephan Lerch’s side sealed the Allianz Women’s Bundesliga title with a 1-0 win at Hoffenheim on Sunday and thus defended their domestic double. Pia-Sophie Wolter scored the decisive goal in Kraichgau. However, the She-Wolves have to wait until the final Matchday of the 2018/19 season to get their hands on the trophy. 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam are the visitors to Wolfsburg on Sunday 12 May (kick-off 14:00 CEST), which will be followed by the double celebrations at the AOK Stadion.
Wolter the match-winner
The crowd of 830, which included around 60 travelling VfL supporters, witnessed a match that was low on chances. However, just as the first half looked set to end goalless, Wolter stroked the ball into the corner of the net from the edge of the penalty area following good work by Caroline Hansen.
Lerch’s side maintained a high tempo after the break and pushed for a second goal. Hansen struck the side-netting in the 54th minute, while Alexandra Popp was denied by future She-Wolf Friederike Abt on the hour mark. The match then quietened down again in the closing stages, but the visitors barely gave Hoffenheim a sniff at the other end and the result never looked in danger. The final whistle blew at 15:53 as the She-Wolves celebrated their 11th domestic honour since 2013 and their third consecutive double, crowning a thoroughly successful 2018/19 campaign!
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Abt – Bühler (Eberhardt 87’), Specht, Wienroither, Pankratz – Rall, Lattwein, Hartig (Beuschlein 77’), Dongus (Bürger 90’) – Billa, Waßmuth
VfL Wolfsburg: Schult – Blässe (Peter 78’), Fischer, Doorsoun, Maritz – Hansen, Gunnarsdottir (Neto 87’), Popp, Wolter (Jakabfi 65’) – Pajor, Harder
Goals: 0-1 Wolter (42’)
Yellow cards: Dongus / Blässe
Attendance: 830 at the Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion
Referee: Christina Biehl (Alzey)