The women of VfL Wolfsburg remain the measure of all things in the Bundesliga. The champions celebrate their 23rd league win in a row against SGS Essen. Against the outsider, however, it takes a long time before success is sealed.
The footballers of VfL Wolfsburg have landed their twelfth victory in their twelfth Bundesliga game of the season. The German champions prevailed 3-0 (0-0) at SGS Essen. After a difficult first half, DFB captain Alexandra Popp initiated the win with her opening goal (68th minute). Iceland's Sveindis Jonsdottir (74') and national team player Marina Hegering (87') also scored. However, the 3-0 was highly controversial because Hegering maneuvered the ball over the line with his upper arm. Vice European champion Svenja Huth saw the yellow-red card in the 78th minute for foul play.
"We left the field as deserved winners at the back," said Popp after the success on deep ground and praised her team for their patience. The DFB captain now has eight goals after twelve games. It was the 23rd Bundesliga win in a row for VfL Wolfsburg, who last dropped points in the league on December 11th, 2021 in a 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen.
Wolfsburg is eight points ahead of FC Bayern. The Munich team, who still have a catch-up game to play in Potsdam, won Saturday's top game against Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 (1-0). Glodis Perla Viggosdottir (25th minute) and Lea Schüller (79th) scored the goal that saw FC Bayern edge the Hessians from second place in the table. The goal from Lara Prasnikar (82nd) was not enough for Eintracht. In the first leg, both teams drew 0-0 at the start of the season in front of a record crowd of 23,200 spectators in Frankfurt.