Aiming to build momentum

VfL Women to play TSG 1899 Hoffenheim away at the PreZero Arena.

Die Frauenmannschaft des VfL Wolfsburg jubelt.

It is only Matchday 2 of the new FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga campaign but already another fixture will be played at a big stadium: after the season opener between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich set a new attendance record in German women’s football (23,200 fans) last week, the PreZero Arena in Sinsheim will provide the stage for VfL Wolfsburg Women’s first away game of 2022/23.

On Saturday 24 September (kick-off: 17:55 CEST), the double winners take on TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. At his pre-match press conference, head coach Tommy Stroot discussed…

…team news: “Katarzyna Kiedrzynek, Marina Hegering, Sandra Starke and Kristin Demann will all miss out. Pauline Bremer, Svenja Huth and Pia-Sophie Wolter, who played for the reserves last weekend, are all available again.”

…the opposition: “We’ve watched a number of their friendlies as well as their games in the DFB Cup and in the league. As has been the case over the last few years, Hoffenheim have got a lot of quality and the team is able to play its way out of any situation.”

…VfL’s approach: “It will be important to negate TSG’s strengths, so that means disrupting their build-up play and going into tackles well. If we can do that then we know we have options on the ball ourselves. Finding that balance will be decisive.”