Seventh German Championship
10:1! Wolves dethrone FC Bayern with fanfare
May 8, 2022, 5:55 p.m.
It would have taken only one victory, but it will be a dismantling: VfL Wolfsburg overtakes Carl Zeiss Jena and secures the seventh German championship in the Women’s Football Bundesliga with a 10:1. There are eleven goalscorers in a remarkable match, last year’s champions FC Bayern can no longer catch up with the women of Lower Saxony.
After the shooting match, the champagne corks popped: with their seventh shot, the women of VfL Wolfsburg became Bundesliga record champions. On the penultimate matchday, VfL prevailed 10-1 (5-0) over relegated Carl Zeiss Jena and used their first match point to equalize with 1. FFC Frankfurt (today hui Eintracht) with seven titles.
With four points ahead of dethroned champions Bayern Munich (52), the women of Wolfsburg (56) can no longer be caught up. Only SSG Bergisch Gladbach, who had won nine times before the Bundesliga was introduced in 1990, have won more championships.
VfL can even crown a season of upheavals in the coaching staff and the team with the double: in the DFB Cup final on May 28 in Cologne, the defending champion meets Turbine Potsdam. In the Champions League, however, it was over in the semi-finals – defending champions FC Barcelona were one size too big for the female wolves.
Bayern under control
In the fight for national supremacy, however, VfL held rivals FC Bayern to a halt. All three meetings with Munich, including the cup semi-finals, have been won by Wolfsburg – since the 6-0 thrashing in the league second leg in early April, the champagne has been cold. The championship trophy will be presented after the home game on Sunday (2 p.m. / MagentaSport) against Bayer Leverkusen.
In front of 760 spectators at the Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld, VfL claimed the highest victory of the season. Ewa Pajor (8th), Sveindis Jonsdottir (10th), Felicitas Rauch (25th), Lena Lattwein (38th), Jill Roord (46th), Alexandra Popp (57th), Tabea Waßmuth (81st), Pauline Bremer (82′) and Svenja Huth (86th) scored for Wolfsburg. Tina Kremlitschka (19′) scored an own goal, Julia Arnold (79′) scored the consolation goal for the hosts.
Two other decisions will not be made until the last day of the match. The race for third place in the Champions League is still open behind the leading duo. After Turbine Potsdam’s 2-0 (0-0) loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday, the two rivals will approach the season finale level on points. The second relegated is still being determined. SC Sand’s penultimate draw narrowed the gap to SGS Essen (0-3 at SC Freiburg) to two points with a 1-0 (0-0) victory at 1. FC Köln on Sunday.