With their midweek UEFA Women’s Champions League exit behind them, the VfL Wolfsburg women’s team now turn their attention towards Sunday’s DFB Cup semi-final at Bayern, where victory would see them reach the final in Cologne for the fifth year running. Kick-off at the FC Bayern Campus is at 15:15 CEST.
“We have to stand firm”
Having won their last nine Allianz Women’s Bundesliga games as well as progressing against Slavia Prague (6-2 on aggregate) in the Champions League and 1. FFC Frankfurt (3-1) in the DFB Cup, FC Bayern Women go into this tie with momentum despite their hectic recent schedule. As VfL head coach Stephan Lerch put it, “They’re full of confidence at the moment.” Lerch is expecting Sunday’s match to be just as fiercely contested as their last league encounter: “We need to be prepared for that and stand up to it.”
That means winning the second balls and playing in the opposition half, while it will also be imperative to cut out individual mistakes, which the She-Wolves haven’t always managed to do in recent weeks.
The personnel situation is as it was before Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Olympique Lyonnais. Aside from Lara Dickenmann and Zsanett Jakabfi, who are continuing their recoveries from ligament injuries, everyone else is available.