Win for She-Wolves

A clinical VfL side earned a 4-1 victory at 1. FC Köln.

Die Wölfinnen feiern gemeinsam ihren Treffer.

VfL Wolfsburg Women returned from the international break in fine form and collected a comfortable 4-1 win at 1. FC Köln in the Google Pixel Women’s Bundesliga. Svenja Huth (21’) opened the scoring, Dominique Janssen (45’ +3) added a second from the penalty spot and Vivien Endemann (53’) and Joelle Wedemeyer (85’) were also on the scoresheet for the Green-and-Whites, while Anna Gerhardt – sister of VfL midfielder Yannick – briefly equalised for the home side. 

The result means Tommy Stroot’s charges move to the top of the table ahead of Bayern, who could return to the summit if they beat Leverkusen on Monday.


  • 0-1 Huth (21’): Janina Hechler’s attempted headed clearance lands at the feet of Huth, who fires in the opener from distance. 
  • 1-1 Gerhardt (26’): Unbelievable. Köln equalise almost straight away and of all people it’s Gerhardt, the sister of VfL midfielder Yannick.
  • 1-2 Janssen (pen. 45’+3): After a foul on Kathi Hendrich, Janssen makes no mistake from the spot to give VfL a half-time lead. 
  • 1-3 Endemann (53’): Endemann scores the all-important third goal with a shot into the top corner. 
  • 1-4 Wedemeyer (85’): Lynn Wilms’ strike is blocked but the ball falls kindly for Wedemeyer, who seals the win with Wolfsburg’s fourth. 


Tommy Stroot: “It was the tough match we were expecting after the international break. Even though we didn’t get into full flow in terms of our movement patterns, we saw the quality they have to make life difficult for us and to punish mistakes. That’s why I was happy we went in at half-time with the lead, and that we made it 3-1 relatively early on so that we could control the game and leave the pitch as deserved victors.”

Line-ups and stats 

1. FC Köln:  Pal (46’ Hoppe) – Imping (88’ Wilde), Hechler, Vendelbo, Gerhardt – Achcinska, Vogt (68‘ Cordes), Wiankowska (79‘ Uebach), Beck, Zeller (68‘ Padilla-Bidas) - Schimmer

Subs: Donhauser, Bienz, Meßmer

VfL Wolfsburg: Frohms – Wilms, Hendrich (63‘ Nuria), Hegering, Janssen – Demann (70‘ Wedemeyer), Hagel (80‘ Xhemaili) – Endemann, Huth, Pajor (63‘ Brand) – Popp (70‘ Kalma)

Subs: Schmitz (GK), Oberdorf, Küver

Goals: 0-1 Huth (21‘), 1-1 Gerhardt (26‘), 1-2 Janssen (45‘ +3 / pen), 1-3 Endemann (53‘), 1-4 Wedemeyer (85‘)

Yellow Cards: - / Hegering

Referee: Karoline Wacker (Lehrensteinsfeld)

Attendance: 3,600 at Franz-Kremer-Stadion, Cologne