She-Wolves clinch title

A comprehensive 10-1 win in Jena secured VfL’s seventh German championship.

VfL Wolfsburg Women secured their seventh German league title on the penultimate matchday of the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga season, beating already-relegated FC Carl Zeiss Jena 10-1 in their final away game of the campaign. The official title ceremony and trophy presentation will take place after the She-Wolves’ last home game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Sunday 15 May (kick-off 14:00 CEST).

Goals galore

Alexandra Popp endured a painful start to the game, suffering a cut to the head after colliding with an opponent following an early Jena corner, but VfL soon hit their stride and led 2-0 after ten minutes courtesy of Ewa Pajor and Sveindis Jonsdottir. A Svenja Paulsen own goal made it 3-0, and further strikes from Felicitas Rauch and Lena Lattwein gave the She-Wolves a comfortable 5-0 half-time lead.

It had taken VfL 35 minutes to break the deadlock in the corresponding fixture earlier this season, but it was merely a case of damage limitation for the deep-lying hosts on this occasion after Jill Roord and Popp made it seven early in the second half. Julia Arnold netted a consolation for Jena with just over ten minutes remaining, but three goals in the space of four minutes from Tabea Waßmuth, Pauline Bremer and Svenja Huth fired the visitors to double figures. Referee Miriam Schwermer’s final whistle sparked jubilant celebrations among the Wolfsburg players and staff, who will get their hands on the trophy next weekend.

Line-ups and stats

FC Carl Zeiss Jena: Wichmann – Sahraoui, Landmann, Kremlitschka, Paulsen, Gora – Birkholz (69' Grajqevci), Arnold, Volkmer (76' Sas), Schumacher – Fetaj

Subs: Kiontke (GK)

VfL Wolfsburg: Schult – Wilms, Hendrich (46' Wedemeyer), Janssen, Rauch (59' Oberdorf) – Lattwein (46' Starke), Popp – Huth, Roord, Jonsdottir (71' Waßmuth) – Pajor (46' Bremer)

Subs: Kiedrzynek (GK), Knaak

Goals: 0-1 Pajor (8'), 0-2 Jonsdottir (10'), 0-3 Paulsen (18'/pen), 0-4 Rauch (25'), 0-5 Lattwein (38'), 0-6 Roord (46'), 0-7 Popp (57'), 1-7 Arnold (79'), 1-8 Waßmuth (81'), 1-9 Bremer (83'), 1-10 Huth (85')

Referee: Miriam Schwermer (Rieder)

Attendance: 760 at Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld

Yellow cards: Kremlitschka / -