The DFB Cup stays in Wolfsburg!

VfL Women beat Bayern 2-0 to record a tenth successive cup final victory.

VfL Wolfsburg Women’s astonishing DFB Cup run continued on Thursday afternoon as a 2-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the final handed the record winners a tenth consecutive cup success, simultaneously ending Bayern’s hopes of doing the double.

The result marked a 50th straight win in the competition for Tommy Stroot’s side, and the club’s 11th cup triumph overall. This year’s achievement was all the more remarkable given that the She-Wolves did not concede a single goal en route to lifting the trophy.

The 44,000 spectators at the sold-out Rhein-Energie-Stadion in Cologne bore witness to an impressive first-half display from the Green-and-Whites, with goals from Jule Brand (14’) and Dominique Janssen (40’) setting the course for victory.

Bayern pushed for an equaliser in the second half, but Stroot’s charges held firm through a combination of team spirit, a willingness to battle, and resolute defending to see the 2-0 scoreline to the final whistle.


  • 1-0 Brand (14’): Yesssssss! Lena Oberdorf lays the ball off to Brand, who takes aim from the left. The ball bounces in front of Bayern goalkeeper Maria Luisa Grohs, who misjudges its trajectory – giving VfL the opener!
  • 2-0 Janssen (40’): The She-Wolves are awarded a corner following a counter-attack. Svenja Huth delivers the ball from the left high into the box and finds Janssen, who buries an unstoppable header into the net.


Tommy Stroot: “We wanted to show our quality out on the pitch and that’s what we did. We produced a very mature performance against a very strong opponent. I’m delighted that we won the cup. Congratulations to my team on a deserved success.”

Merle Frohms: “It’s an indescribable feeling. We held firm against the pressure Bayern put us under. We left our hearts on the pitch and now we’re just over the moon to have won the cup.”
Line-ups and stats

Line-up and stats

VfL Wolfsburg: Frohms – Wilms, Hendrich, Janssen, Rabano (80‘ Hegering)  – Huth, Oberdorf, Popp – Endemann (67‘ Jonsdottir) Pajor, Brand (90‘ Wedemeyer)

Subs: Schmitz (GK), Hagel, Lattwein, Demann, Kalma, Xhemaili

FC Bayern München: Grohs – Gwinn, Viggosdottir, Eriksson, Naschenweng (46‘ Hansen)  – Zadrazil (85‘ Simon), Stanway – Harder, Damnjanovic (72‘ Lohmann) , Bühl (72‘ Dallmann)  – Schüller

Subs: Wellmann (GK), Sembrant, Belloumou, Baijings, Kerr

Goals: 1-0 Brand (14‘), 2-0 Janssen (40‘)

Yellow cards: Oberdorf / Gwinn, Stanway, Dallmann

Referee: Miriam Schwermer (Ballenstedt)

Attendance: 44,400 at Rhein-Energie-Stadion | Cologne