VfL Ladies' winter plans confirmed

The She-Wolves' schedule for the winter break has been finalised.

The VfL Wolfsburg women's team return to training on 7 January 2019 to begin their preparations for the second half of the season. As is customary, lactate tests will be first on the agenda before the first proper training session is held a day later. Head coach Stephan Lerch's charges have their first friendly lined up on 11 January against FC Twente Enschede, who currently sit second in the 'Eredivisie Vrouwen', the Dutch first division. Kick-off is at 18:00CET on the training pitch at the Volkswagen Arena.

Training camp in Portugal

Lerch will be deprived of several first-teamers during the second week of training as numerous players join up with their respective national teams. New Germany women's coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg will take her ensemble on a training camp in Marbella, while other countries will also look to make the most of the international window. The VfL Ladies go on a training camp of their own from 23 January to 3 February and will once again set up base in the Portuguese town of Vila Nova de Cacela. The Green-Whites will play two friendlies during their time on the Algarve; first against Portuguese top-flight outfit Sporting Lisbon (kick-off at 17:00CET on 30 January) and then Allianz Women's Bundesliga rivals 1. FFC Frankfurt on 1 February (kick-off 16:00 CET).

Heavyweight European clash in March

Domestic action resumes in Germany on 17 February, with the VfL Ladies travelling to title rivals Bayern Munich in their first league assignment of the year (kick-off 14:00CET). The following month heralds the eagerly awaited UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final tie with Olympique Lyon. The first leg of what will be a rematch of the 2018 final takes place on 20 March in France, before the decisive return leg is held on 27 March at the AOK Stadion (kick-off 18:15 CET).

An overview of the VfL-women's winter schedule



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