Cup campaign gets under way

VfL Women begin their DFB Cup campaign against second-division side MSV Duisburg.

After a bye in the first round, VfL Wolfsburg Women take on MSV Duisburg, who were relegated from the Bundesliga last season, in the second round of the DFB Cup on Monday, 27 September (kick-off 18:30 CEST). At the press conference ahead of the match, coach Tommy Stroot spoke about…

…the team news: “Rebecka Blomqvist has been given a bit of time off due to the heavy workload. Sara Doorsoun is out injured. Ewa Pajor came back from international duty with a knock. The game comes too soon for Felicitas Rauch, and Almuth Schult is also unavailable due to suspension. On the plus side, Pauline Bremer and Joelle Smits will be in the squad.”

…the significance of the competition: “For me it’s just about this match. Our task is to make sure the result is never in doubt.”

…the opposition: “Like every team that drops out of the Bundesliga, MSV Duisburg’s squad has changed a lot. But we also know from the past what this team are about. They’ve always been a battling side who throw themselves into it and try everything, and that’s what we expect on Monday. When the floodlights come on, the Duisburg girls will be fired up. They’re going to cover every blade of grass, which we need to be prepared for.”