VfL Women take on Norwegian club LSK Kvinner in the first leg of the UWCL round of 16.
The reigning double winners could play up to eight matches in March 2021, and starting things off is the first leg of their UEFA Women’s Champions League round of 16 tie against Norway’s LSK Kvinner on Wednesday 3 March (kick-off 18:15 CET).
Before the return leg, which takes place on Wednesday 10 March (kick-off 14:00 CET) in Györ in Hungary, there are important points up for grabs in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga. This Sunday, 7 March, the She-Wolves visit SV Meppen (kick-off 14:00 CET).
Ahead of the game against Kvinner, head coach Stephan Lerch spoke to the press about…
…the squad: “Zsanett Jakabfi has a knee problem and for that reason is not in the squad. We’re not expecting her to be out for a long time, though. Shanice van de Sanden is only returning to the team next Thursday. Katarzyna Kiedrzynek has broken her nose but she can play with a face mask. Ewa Pajor will be included in the squad for the first time since her injury. She’s even fit enough to be thrown back in.”
…the opposition: “As ever we’ve prepared diligently, with the focus on their two Champions League games against Minsk. LSK had their last competitive fixture on 16 December. They involve a lot of players in their build-up, so they’re focused on safety and moving the ball around. In defence they tend to mark very man-to-man.”
…their own strategy: “We need to create space, keep the tempo high and then exploit our physical advantages – I’m convinced we have them – over the course of the game. Obviously our goal is to establish a good basis for the second leg.”