As expected, the She-Wolves took another step towards defending their title on Sunday, overwhelming third-tier outfit Forstern in the last 16 in front of a 2,000-strong crowd. It was the next thumping victory for the Green-Whites, who beat Hannover 96 11-0 in the previous round. Forstern's resistance lasted just 14 minutes before Zsanett Jakabfi opened the floodgates to pave the way for VfL to book their ticket for the last eight, which will be played in mid-March. The draw to determine their opponents will take place on 10 February 2019. Next up for Stephan Lerch's charges, however, is a trip to SC Sand for their Allianz Women's Bundesliga fixture on Sunday 25 November (kick-off at 14:00 CET).
"We didn't ease up"
Stephan Lerch: "We wanted to make sure of our place in the next round and do so in a purposeful manner. I think the team did that today. On top of that, it was important that nobody got injured, especially as it wasn't easy to play on an uneven pitch. We adapted well to the conditions and kept trying to play with just two or three touches. Even though Forstern closed the gaps well in defence, we were still able to create chances and established a good lead at the break. We didn't ease up after that, kept the tempo of the game high and deserved to win by such a big margin."
FC Forstern: Scherer (Klink 75') – Mittermaier, Stadler, Altenweger, Reininger (Pleyer 61'), Krumay, Kopp (Eder 52'), Ruckdeschel, Kothieringer, Deißenböck, Obermeier
VfL Wolfsburg: Earps – Blässe, Fischer, Wedemeyer, Peter – Neto – Wolter (Stolze 62'), Hansen, Harder (Masar 62'), Minde (Popp 75') – Jakabfi
Yellow cards: - / -
Goals: 0-1 Jakabfi (14'), 0-2 Wedemeyer (24'), 0-3 Blässe (27'), 0-4 Jakabfi (39'), 0-5 Hansen (41'), 0-6 Harder (56'), 0-7 Jakabfi (58'), 0-8 Hansen (64'), 0-9 Stolze (84')
Attendance: 2,000 at the Forstern sports complex
Referee: Melissa Joos (Echterdingen)