The She-Wolves picked up a deserved victory win against Potsdam on Matchday 4 of the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga. The double winners thus reclaim top spot in the table from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, who had temporarily edged ahead after beating SGS Essen 7-0 on Friday evening.
In perfect football weather, Sara Gunnarsdottir gave the visitors the lead in just the third minute with a fine finish. Captain Pernille Harder then missed a penalty on the half-hour mark, but Ewa Pajor did make it 2-0 in the 76th minute before Harder eventually got her goal in the closing stages to wrap up the points for the Green-Whites at the Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion.
“Early goal settled us down”
VfL head coach Stephan Lerch: “I’m extremely happy that we managed to win this match. We travel to Potsdam with great respect every year because we know that they’re a side who, with the backing from the stands, always put up a good fight and can make life very difficult for you. The early goal settled us down. At 2-0 we were calmer and in the end we’re happy about the three points.”
1. FFC Turbine Potsdam: Fischer – Gasper, Kiwic, Elsig, Mesjasz – Graf, Zadrazil – Ehegötz, Dieckmann (82‘ Hobinger), Chmielinski (82‘ Weidauer) – Prasnikar (90‘ Schmidt)
VfL Wolfsburg: Lindahl – Wedemeyer, Goeßling, Janssen, Rauch – Engen, Gunnarsdottir – Maritz (75‘ Blässe), Harder (85‘ Neto), Popp (69‘ Jakabfi) – Pajor
Yellow cards: Chmielinski, Elsig / -
Goals: 0-1 Gunnarsdottir (3’), 0-2 Pajor (76’), 0-3 Pajor (90’)
Attendance: 2,032 at Karl-Liebknecht-Stadion
Referee: Susann Kunkel (Hamburg)