After my last column in September, a lot has happened in women s football. The Champions League shines in new splendor, in the Bundesliga it is as exciting as exciting as rarely beforehand by the first patzer of Bayern and other surprising results. There was great games in the DFB Cup - only with the broadcasting times of the national team has still not changed.
The new presentation of the Champions League played the first two gaming days. New anthem, games in big stadiums and professional framework can be absolutely seen! So it s fun to pursue this competition! Sporting our three German representatives started browse: All three team have already won, but had to let points already.
Master FC Bayern is started with a goatless draw against Benfica Lisbon. About the tactical installation I was very surprised as outsiders before the game. Without captainin Lina Magull and midfield motor Sarah Zadrazil, the complete central midfield was changed, Bavaria never found right to his game. Benfica acted very deeply and spilled in any duel. At the first home game against BK hacks, the FCB was able to retract the first threesome with a 4-0 victory.
Before the two duels: Bavaria and Lyon at eye level
Now the two top games are against Olympique Lyon. I see both teams at eye level. The two coming games can decide on the strategically important group victory. The Bavarians have to playfully raised a tooth and use cold cutters in such games. It is difficult to give a forecast for the two games. I type a win for Bayern and Lyon.
On the first matchday, the VfL Wolfsburg with a 3: 3 attributable English Master FC Chelsea took attention. After a fighting team performance and goals, which fell through three individual mistakes of Chelsea - happy, but not undeserved. In the end, an unnecessary and annoying goal fell to the final score. Even the wolfs were able to win their second game at home then at home: 5: 0 against Chenois Servette.
Great backdrop for Wolfsburg? - TSG beats Wacker
New in the Champions League: The TSG Hoffenheim at the FC Arsenal. Picture Alliance / Zumapress.com
Wolfsburg has caught a heavy group, now there are two fights against Juventus Turin. Extremely important games for the Wolfsburgs around two place, since I see Chelsea clearly as a group winner in the final bill. Juve is currently only one point behind Wolfsburg, so it is now decided on the progress. For this purpose, the VFL may look forward to the Allianz Stadium in Turin in the next match, with a hopefully similar backdrop like in the game between Juve and Chelsea. Nearly 20,000 spectators celebrated the most impressive football event. My tip: Wolfsburg and JUVE are at eye level, none of the teams can settle. The group remains exciting to the end.
The TSG Hoffenheim enters its Europapokal premiere in a similarly strong group like Wolfsburg. The young team has collected his first experience at an international level and demonstrated footballing quality. In the first game - a 5-0 against the Danish champion HB Koge \ - the Hoffenheimnen have already shown impressively that they do not accidentally play in the group stage. With pleasure and certain self-image, the team of coach Gabor Gallai acted in their own stadium. With the FC Arsenal waited in the second game but a very different caliber. Hoffenheim started cheeky and was able to record first opportunities. In the end, the team paid a clear 0: 4 apprenticeship and had to know how it works in the Champions League. Arsenal showed playful class, countered perfectly and convinced with tough efficiency in front of the gate. The TSG has also sold expensive in this game. The result reflects the game of the game only conditionally.
Barcelona currently international the number one
In the next two games, nobody is now less than the reigning Champions League winner FC Barcelona. For me the currently best team in international football. The opportunities of the TSG must be realistically assessed: the experience is missing, but left a lasting impression, I trust them. I think Hoffenheim is rightly with it, and the young players will gain important experiences for their future in the next games. I would like the girls to have the chance after the two comparisons to intervene in the fight to intervene two of the group.
A short first intermediate conclusion: The Champions League creates the necessary visibility through the TV presence with Dazn and the accompanying reporting. The level of teams is high, the games are exciting and I m really looking forward to every game. The German teams are now waiting for strong opponents with different virtues. I m curious how the level of our teams can be evaluated after the next two game rounds.
Top Games in the Bundesliga - Strong Cup Scale in Freiburg
Finally, a quick look into the Bundesliga and the trophy: In the league, it is extremely exciting, the first six teams are only three points away from each other, the first three teams only distinguishes the goal ratio. Leverkusen and Frankfurt seem a lot this season. And also in our league we expect great games: tonight with Wolfsburg against Frankfurt and the weekend on the League Summit between Bayern and Wolfsburg. It gets intense and exciting! I m sure!
The DFB Cup has also left the first traces: a great game between Bavaria and Frankfurt decided the Munich deserves for himself, 4: 2 It was said in the final bill. But Frankfurt has made a strong fight and never abandoned. Another highlight, especially from fan view, was then the game of the SC Freiburg against the VfL Wolfsburg. For the first time, the women were allowed to run in the time-honored Dreesamstadion - deserves and in my opinion long overdue. The game was previously promoted with flyers and a banner in the new European European European Park Stadium, with the slogan all on North. 3100 fans came into the stadium and spread an electrifying mood. Impressive as well as the fans celebrated the team after kick-off and the 0: 3 defeat, the SC makes as it can go. Together, it is possible to continue to push women s football.
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Verena Schwers has played in the Bundesliga for the SC Freiburg and the top clubs VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich. Among other things, she won twice the Champions League and the German Championship. The defender also completed 47 international matches for the DFB selection. In the summer of 2020 she finished her active career.