VfL Wolfsburg Women maintained their 100 per cent record in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga with a solid victory in their second home match of the season. Four days on from their 10-0 triumph at KFF Mitrovica in the first leg of their UEFA Women’s Champions League Round-of-32 tie, the reigning German champions ran out 3-0 winners against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at the AOK Stadion. The result moves the She-Wolves above the visitors in the table and into top position.
A crowd of 1,902 saw Pernille Harder net a brace either side of a goal from Ewa Pajor. Next up for the VfL Women is an away match at 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam on Saturday 21 September (kick-off 13:00 CEST).
“We didn’t get nervous”
VfL head coach Stephan Lerch: “It’s easy to say this after you’ve won 3-0, but I mean it seriously: well done to TSG Hoffenheim! It was a fast-paced match in which the opposition made life very difficult for us. We kept the tempo high and scored the first goal at a very good time, shortly before the break. In the second half, we wanted to be a bit more compact and counter quickly. That plan worked and in the end it led to the goals. Our team deserve great credit for not getting nervous and adapting well to what happened in the match. It makes me even happier that we won so resoundingly against a strong side.”
VfL Wolfsburg: Lindahl – Wedemeyer, Goeßling, Janssen, Rauch – Engen, Popp – Wolter (70‘ Minde), Harder, Huth (41‘ Jakabfi) – Pajor (77‘ Gunnarsdottir)
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Tufekovic – Linder, Bühler (68‘ Hagel), Specht, Pankratz – Harsch, Hartig, Dongus – Waßmuth, Billa (80‘ Beuschlein), Rall (83‘ Bürger)
Goals: 1-0 Harder (45‘), 2-0 Pajor (61‘), 3-0 Harder (65‘)
Referee: Franziska Wildfeuer (Seeretz)
Attendance: 1,902 at AOK Stadion
Yellow cards: Wedemeyer / Dongus