VfL Women will face FC Twente among others as part of their preparations for the second half of the season.
With just over five weeks until the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga leaders return to action with a top-of-the-table clash against second-placed TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (Friday 14 February at 19:15 CET), Stephan Lerch’s side have started their preparations for the second half of the campaign. After undergoing various performance tests, the She-Wolves will take to the Elsterweg pitch at 15:00 CET on Thursday 9 January for their first training session of the new year. Sweden international Madelen Janogy, who officially became a VfL player on 1 January, will train with her new team-mates for the first time.
Two friendlies in Portugal
Later this month (22 January - 2 February), VfL will hold a 12-day training camp in the Portuguese Algarve, returning to the country for a ninth time. On 24 January, Lerch’s troops take on familiar opposition in Dutch champions FC Twente, who recently lost both legs of their UEFA Women’s Champions League last-16 tie to the She-Wolves (6-0; 1-0). Like last year, the Green-and-Whites will also face Bundesliga rivals 1. FFC Frankfurt in a friendly on 31 January.
VfL’s winter schedule at a glance
Thursday 9 January
Return to training (Elsterweg)
Saturday 18 January
Behind-closed-doors friendly against SV Werder Bremen