After returning to training on Sunday, VfL Women play Frankfurt twice before facing Essen.
Once the customary performance tests have been completed, VfL Women return to Elsterweg on Sunday for their first training session of the new year. Stephan Lerch’s side, who are currently second in the table, have just under four weeks to prepare for their opening FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga match of 2021 – against 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam at the AOK Stadion on Friday 5 February (kick-off 19:15 CET).
Dress rehearsal in Essen
The She-Wolves have three friendlies lined up against fellow top-flight sides in preparation for a crucial period of the season. Lerch’s team will host sixth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt twice – on Wednesday 20 January (kick-off 18:00 CET) and Saturday 23 January (13:00 CET) – before travelling to SGS Essen in the dress rehearsal for their first league game of the year on Friday 29 January (18:00 CET).