Bundesliga: Bayern footballers are champions early

Bundesliga: Bayern footballers are champions early

A few days before the DFB Cup final between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern, the Munich team are early German champions. In Leverkusen, the guests have to tremble until the end.

The FC Bayern footballers have won the German championship for the second time in a row. The Munich team won 2-1 (2-0) at Bayer Leverkusen and can no longer be displaced by long-term rivals VfL Wolfsburg with a seven-point lead two games before the end of the season.

The Lower Saxony team had fulfilled their duty against 1. FC Köln 5-1 on Friday evening and had to hope for a mistake by the league leaders. But Georgia Stanway (18th minute) and Linda Dallmann (27th) scored for Bayern to win the title again.

The Bayern players are still unbeaten in the league this season and won 4-0 in Wolfsburg in March. Apart from a small period of weakness before the winter break, FC Bayern – with its international aces such as Stanway, Pernille Harder, Magdalena Eriksson and Glodis Viggosdottir and German national players such as Lea Schüller, Giulia Gwinn, Sydney Lohmann and Klara Bühl – played an impressive round. For the Bayern women, it is the sixth title triumph after 1976, 2015, 2016, 2021 and 2023.

The Norwegian head coach Alexander Straus, who has been in Munich since 2022, had already emphasized before the decision that the current success was “a bigger thing” than last year. Stability has now been brought to the performances. “The title would mean everything to me. That’s why I’m here, that’s why I lost my home,” said the 48-year-old.

Wolfsburg have their eyes on the cup final

Second-placed Wolfsburg, who have won at least one title every season since 2013, are now completely focused on the DFB Cup final next Thursday in Cologne against their big rivals from Munich. It also really hurts Wolfsburg that Lena Oberdorf, currently the most sought-after German national player, is saying goodbye to Munich in the summer.

Last year, sixth-placed Leverkusen postponed FC Bayern’s early championship celebrations due to a 0-0 draw. This time, under the eyes of Bayern President Herbert Hainer and future national coach Christian Wück, it quickly became clear that this would not happen again. The English European champion Stanway and national player Dallmann scored before half-time in front of 2,817 spectators in the sold-out Ulrich Haberland Stadium.

Nikola Karczewska shortened for Leverkusen (63′) and Bayern faltered again. In the end, the Munich women were able to celebrate winning the title.

Source: Stern

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