There are four FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga matchdays remaining, and after last weekend’s results, the equation is clear. If VfL Wolfsburg Women win all of their remaining games, they will be German league champions for the fifth time in a row.
The first and – on paper, at least – easiest of those fixtures comes this Sunday, 25 April (kick-off 14:00 CEST) when the She-Wolves visit a wounded MSV Duisburg team that is bottom of the table. Ahead of the match, head coach Stephan Lerch spoke to the media about…
…team news: “Kathrin Hendrich, Lotta Cordes, Julia Kassen and Pauline Bremer are all out due to injury. Everyone else is available.”
…their opponents: “Duisburg can be really nasty opponents and the recent wins we got there were by no means a walk in the park. The main thing when you play in Duisburg is the state of the pitch. It’s really uneven, meaning you have to take an extra touch, and that means that Duisburg will be able to put us under some pressure. I’ll be setting up the team accordingly.”
…their approach: “We want to keep it simple, clear and purposeful, play the game in our opponents’ half, maintain the pressure there and maybe get a goal or two from set pieces. We didn’t get enough out of the Freiburg game in that respect and we want to work on that, particularly against a team that will probably sit deep and play five at the back.”