VfL Wolfsburg Women have comfortably overcome the penultimate hurdle on the way to another DFB Cup final. Five days after their 4-0 success over 1. FC Köln in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga, the cup holders lived up their status as favourites with a 3-0 win at second-division side Gütersloh in the last eight. Two of the goals came from Lara Dickenmann, with Alexandra Popp netting the other.
The She-Wolves will face second-tier opposition again in the semi-finals on 10/11 June after Arminia Bielefeld pulled off a surprising 3-2 win over Bundesliga side SC Sand.
“Have to give the team credit”
VfL head coach Stephan Lerch: “We wanted to take another step after the win against Köln and I think we succeeded in that. The players approached the game with focus and eagerness from the first minute. I have to give the team credit for that, even if we didn’t always get the reward for creating good opportunities. We missed a lot of chances to make the scoreline even more comfortable. We also didn’t defend well from one or two long balls from them – that’s something for us to work on. However, the bottom line is that we’re through and we’re happy about that.”
FSV Gütersloh 2009: Rolle – Aehling, Blümel, Schmücker, Zimmer – Baum (86‘ Büttner), Reimann, Schuster (90‘ Aggül), Günnewig, Berning – Rieke (70‘ Strothmann)
VfL Wolfsburg: Abt – Wedemeyer, Goeßling, Dickenmann (72‘ Blässe) – Maritz, Engen (72‘ Pajor), Neto, Harder (46‘ Popp), Minde (64‘ Rolfö) – Wolter (64‘ Huth), Jakabfi
Goals: 0-1 Dickenmann (15‘), 0-2 Popp (52‘), 0-3 Dickenmann (63‘)
Referee: Sina Diekmann (Essen)