VfL Wolfsburg Ladies made it seven wins from seven at the start of the Bundesliga season, beating Bayer 04 Leverkusen by a 7-0 scoreline. In front of around 1,500 fans at the AOK Stadion, Ewa Pajor hit a hat-trick (44', 50', 61'), Pernille Harder scored twice (2', 65'), while Kristine Minde (38') and Sara Gunnarsdottir (59') were also on target. VfL remain top of the league with 21 points.
Holding a 4-0 first-leg lead, the VfL Ladies next have a trip to Spain to face Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Women's Champions League on Wednesday (kick-off: 20:00 CET), before travelling to MSV Duisburg in the league on Sunday 4 November (kick-off: 14:00 CET).
"Very clinical from set-pieces"
Stephan Lerch: "First and foremost I'm pleased that after an intense week we were able to win by such a clear margin and keep a clean sheet. You shouldn't underestimate how much energy the game on Wednesday required. You could see that in one or two moments in the first half, when we sometimes needed too much time for our decision-making. As a result, our passing game suffered and we played lots of passes into space when we should have played to feet. We didn't really find our feet in the game, but we were very clinical from corners and set-pieces. The early lead did us good. We played better in the second half, got the ball wide and made them chase it. All in all we're pleased to have won here again. Taking Nilla Fischer off was precautionary as she felt a twinge in her neck. She's better already."
VfL Wolfsburg: Schult – Blässe, Wedemeyer, Fischer (Doorsoun 31'), Minde – Gunnarsdottir, Hansen (Stolze 69'), Wolter, Popp (Masar 46') – Harder, Pajor
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Klink (Sieger 46') – Heinze, Rensing, Sahlmann, Oliveira Leite – Vinken (Kempe 57'), Barth, Rudelic, Csiszar – Mayr, Uebach (Prinz 74')
Yellow cards: - / Uebach
Goals: 1-0 Harder (2'), 2-0 Minde (38'), 3-0 Pajor (44'), 4-0 Pajor (50'), 5-0 Gunnarsdottir (59'), 6-0 Pajor (61'), 7-0 Harder (65')
Attendance: 1,428 at the AOK Stadion
Referee: Kathrin Heimann (Gladbeck)