Just one goal was enough: The women from VfL Wolfsburg, who played in a special jersey with the logo "Vielfalt" (Diversity) as part of the international campaign-week against racism, secured another important win in the Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga. At the end of the 90 minutes against MSV Duisburg, the Green-Whites claimed a 1-0 win. The only goal of the game was scored by Pernille Harder (18’), who leads the league’s top-scorer rankings with 14 goals.
Hansen on target
Similarly to on Thursday evening against Prague, the Lady-Wolves immediately took control of proceedings and created a number of good chances. In the 14th minute, Duisburg’s keeper made a good save from Caroline Hansen, but just four minutes later, she could do nothing to prevent harder from slamming the ball into the far corner from inside the box, to put the Green-Whites in the driving seat.
Hansen and Harder test the goal-frame
With neither side making personnel changes at the break, the hosts continued to press in search of a second goal in the second period. Frist Hansen fired just wide of the up-right (55’), then within the space of one minute, VfL twice hit the crossbar. With Duisburg unable to cause any real threat on the attack, the Lady-Wolves played out a deserved 1-0 win.
VfL Wolfsburg: Schult – Blässe, Fischer, Goeßling, Wedemeyer – Gunnarsdottir, Neto – Hansen (64‘ Pajor), Minde (64‘ Wullaert) – Harder (83‘ Masar), Popp
MSV Duisburg: Nuding – Himmighofen, Harsanyova, Kirchberger, Radtke – Wu – Morina (72‘ Bakker), Martini (83‘ Anonman), Dieckmann, Richter – Rijsdijk (64‘ Dunst)
Goal: 1-0 Harder (18‘)
Yellow cards: - / Himmighofen
Referee: Christine Weigelt (Leipzig)
Attendance: 1,540 on Sunday afternoon in the AOK Stadion