Clear success against Turbine Potsdam: Series winner Wolfsburg brings Women’s Cup – sport

As in the past seven years, the name of the DFB Cup winner is Wolfsburg. The women’s club from Lower Saxony won 4-0 (3-0) against the outsiders Turbine Potsdam. With their ninth victory, they tied with previous record winners from Frankfurt. “Before the season, nobody thought we’d get the double,” Almuth Schulte said after the game with beer and pizza in hand.

Wolfsburg’s clear win with a score of 4:0 in front of 17,531 spectators at Cologne’s Rheinergy Arena was well deserved, but not without risk.

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“The chances were there. I think we lacked determination and ruthlessness,” the witness said after the match. “Wolfsburg scored from the first chance.” Turbine trainer Sufian Chahed. Before the match, he announced that his team wanted to play offensively against the favorites from Wolfsburg. That very promise was what his team had kept from the start. Turpin defended well and had his first good chance of the match in the eighth minute.

After a corner kick from Wolfsburg, Potsdam responded and Marie Blattner found Karin Holmgard with a through pass, but he ran out just before the goal. A first hum passed into the stadium.

Almost as in the second half of the season, Chahed had to replace striker Selena Cersei, who had a cruciate ligament injury. With Gina Chmelinsky, another regular player was missing. As always in the cup, the witness trusted Anna Wellman to the goal. His opponent, Tommy Strutt, relied on an offensive formation with the three forwards Tapia Wassmouth, Svenja Huth and Ewa Bajor.

It was also striker Bajor who scored in the 11th minute after a corner kick by Felicitas Rauch to make the score 1-0. The turbine had the opportunity to equalize shortly thereafter. Sarah Agris, who will turn to the Wolfsburg rival after the season, had a strong impact from the left, but her shot was also saved decisively. Then the strong Blatner missed the equalizer after a mold of Melissa Kosler (20).

Wolfsburg fared better on the other side. In the 33rd minute, the exceptional striker Bajor headed again after a cross from Lyn Willems and consolidated the lead. With the passage of time, the superiority of the Wolfsburg champions became apparent, even if Jill Roard’s goal was to make the score 3-0 before the break, it was a rather remarkable thing. Many of the Potsdam fans who traveled with them did not feel the celebration for at least a few minutes and a wave of Laola died twice in their area.

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Wolfsburg coach Tommy Strutt said the women’s football festival was just around the corner, referring to the number of spectators. Five-digit spectator numbers are still a big exception in women’s football in this country.

After the break, the picture was similar to the one at the beginning of the first round. Turbine came out of the dressing room with a lot of energy and immediately created good chances. First Kosler failed after a different free kick against Schulte, then the outgoing goalkeeper saved Holmgard’s header in her last game for VFL Wolfsburg.

Al-Shahed tried to change the course of the match with substitutions from Pauline Deutsch, Victoria Schwalm and Isabel Kirchowski – the only Potsdam player to win the Bundesliga title before. But that was not granted to his team on Saturday.

Instead, the women from Wolfsburg were once again able to turn their chances into myriad opportunities. Dominic Jansen scored a direct free kick in the 69th minute to make it 4-0. The winner of the game was already certain at this point. Referee Caroline Walker punctual after just two minutes of injury time. As several turbines fell to the ground, the women of Wolfsburg celebrated their success on the field.

After winning the championship a few weeks ago, the Wolfsburg women cemented their position as the best team in Germany currently by winning the cup. They may not have shown their best performance in Cologne, but the difference in the singles class was evident at all times. As a result of the result, some streak remained: Wolfsburg won the eighth final in a row, and Turbine was waiting for success in four finals. Turbine trainer Witness remains winless over VFL.

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