The reigning DFB Cup holders fully justified their tag as pre-game favourites in their round of 16 encounter against MSV Duisburg, with the She-Wolves running out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Dominique Janssen, Karina Saevik and Shanice van de Sanden. The victory books the Green-and-Whites’ place in the quarter-finals, which will be held on 20/21 March 2021.
Like in the 5-2 FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga win over the Zebras, VfL were unable to keep a clean sheet, and were even a goal down at half-time here. The victory at the AOK Stadion kicks off a busy period for the She-Wolves, who have midweek fixtures over the next fortnight.
Next up is their UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 32 first-leg tie away to Serbian champions ZFK Spartak Subotica on Wednesday 9 December (kick-off 15:00 CET, live on Wölfe TV).
VfL head coach Stephan Lerch: “Huge credit to my team for a mature performance. They stayed calm after going behind, weren’t thrown off track and continued to play with a high tempo. We had to invest a lot and that took its toll physically. Overall though, the win was fully deserved. The team showed character and we’re into the next round. We’re happy with that.”
VfL Wolfsburg: Abt – Wedemeyer, Goeßling, Janssen, Rauch – Engen, Oberdorf – Wolter (46‘ van de Sanden), Huth (90‘ Cordes), Rolfö (67‘ Jakabfi) – Saevik (80‘ Dickenmann)
MSV Duisburg: Kämper – Halverkamps, Fürst, Hilbrands, Debitzki, Hochstein (89‘ Angerer) – Morina, Maierhofer, Cin (80‘ O’Riordan), Lange – Baucom
Goals: 0-1 Baucom (27‘), 1-1 Janssen (55‘), 2-1 Saevik (63‘), 3-1 van de Sanden (90‘+2)
Referee: Mirka Derlin (Bad Schwartau)