Dutch-tinged Wolfsburg wins German Cup for ninth time in row

Dutch-tinged Wolfsburg wins German Cup for ninth time in row
Joy after finish at Wolfsburg

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In front of nearly 45,000 spectators – a record – the footballers of VfL Wolfsburg seized the German Cup for the ninth (!) time in a row. SC Freiburg were beaten 4-1 in Cologne.

Orange internationals Lynn Wilms and Dominique Janssen played the entire match for Wolfsburg. Jill Roord was substituted ten minutes before time.

Wolfsburg owed the win to an early own goal by Lisa Karl and hits by Rebecka Blomqvist, Alexandra Popp and Janssen (penalty) after halftime. Shortly before the break, Janina Minge scored the equalizer with her head.

In Cologne, VAR was used for the first time in German women’s soccer. A few minutes before time, on the advice of the video referee, the ball went on the dot after hands by Meret Felde. Janssen took advantage of the outside chance.

Wolfsburg’s next goal is to win the Champions League on June 3. In a sold-out Philips Stadium in Eindhoven, FC Barcelona will then be the opponent.

In the battle for the national title, Bayern Munich seems to be taking the honors. With two league matches to go, Wolfsburg is facing a four-point deficit.

Kayleigh Williams