The 3rd match day of the Women’s Bundesliga is under the motto “Action Matchday Climate Protection”, which is why the matches start a minute later. It starts on Friday (September 29, 2022) at 7:16 PM with the top match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
Climate protection in the women’s Bundesliga: The spectators are informed about the subject before the games in the third round, so the whistle is blown one minute later. The clubs also encourage their fans to come to the stadium by bicycle or public transport. Plus: all participating clubs in the women’s Bundesliga donate 100 euros for every goal they score, which benefits climate protection projects. Fans can therefore hope twice for a goal-rich match day.
VfL Wolfsburg – Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Friday, 7:16 PM)
The pursuer is welcomed at the top of the table: Bayer 04 Leverkusen will visit VfL Wolfsburg in the top match on Friday evening (30/09/22). Both teams have won their first games, but the reigning champion from Wolfsburg will enter the game as favourites. Although the season has just started, the Wolves are a well-trained team.
Leverkusens head coach Robert de Pauw knows the strengths of the players who face his team. His credo: “We go into the game as underdogs and have nothing to lose – on the contrary, we can only win.” But to gain not only experience but also points, Leverkusen must make better use of their opportunities.
1. FC Köln – Turbine Potsdam (Saturday, 1.01 pm)
First a draw, then a defeat to the newly promoted side: Turbine Potsdam had a bad start to the season. And then captain Noemi Gentile got injured and is out for a long time with a cruciate ligament tear. Saturday should be better against 1. FC Köln.
In Cologne, the turbines meet an old friend. For the new season, the Rijnlanders have strengthened their selection with Selina Cerci, who has been an absolute topper and top scorer in Potsdam in recent years.
Top striker Selina Cerci switched from Turbine Potsdam to 1. FC Köln . in the summer
SV Meppen – TSG Hoffenheim (Sunday, 1.01 pm)
Two meaningless teams meet in Meppen on Sunday. The newly promoted host TSG Hoffenheim. Recently, Meppen lost narrowly to SGS Essen, sometimes due to poor utilization of opportunities.
Despite a defeat against Wolfsburg, the Hoffenheim team is back on its feet for the next game. At the premiere at home in the PreZero Arena, in front of more than 7,000 spectators, they gained a lot of self-confidence and now want to reward themselves with points against SV Meppen.
Eintracht Frankfurt – SV Werder Bremen (Sunday, 13:01)
Apart from the missed qualification for the Champions League, Eintracht Frankfurt can be quite satisfied with the course of the season so far. One point against Munich, three against Freiburg. That again gives hope for a good place in the table. Now Eintracht SV welcomes Werder Bremen and wants to substantiate the good start.
Before the match, defender Sjoeke Nüsken points out Bremen’s dangerous standards. “It will be a complicated game. We have to fight back from the first minute and ideally take the lead early.”, she told the DFB. With the exception of Laura Freigang, whose assignment is still uncertain, all players are available in Frankfurt.
After the clear 0:3 against Munich, Bremen is by no means demotivated. On the contrary. Coach Thomas Horsch is proud of his team: “We played a really good game against a team like Bayern Munich and we were able to put pressure on them. We eventually opened up, but it was a great performance.However, the game shouldn’t be any less difficult against Frankfurt and Bremen needs more than a ‘great performance’ to get something countable for the table this time.
MSV Duisburg – Bayern Munich (Sunday, 16:01)
David welcomes Goliath, it is said on Sunday afternoon in Duisburg. MSV’s newly promoted women have FC Bayern Munich as guests. With a narrow defeat to Leverkusen and a 3-0 victory over Potsdam last week, the Duisburgers have started the season well, although of course they enter the game as outsiders.
Sarah Freutel, who had actually already ended her career and is now back in the Bundesliga, does not want to hide at all: “If we take the momentum out of the game in Potsdam and defend very disciplined from the start, maybe something can be done.”
The team of Alexander Strauss, which has undergone a huge revolution, still lacks the last looseness on the field.
Can Glodis Perla Viggosdottir of FC Bayern Munich celebrate in the match against MSV Duisburg?
SC Freiburg – SGS Essen (Sunday, 4.01 pm)
A lot of effort, little profit: that was the conclusion of trainer Theresa Merk after the home defeat of her Freiburg team against Frankfurt. For the fans there is another chance this week to hope for points at home: SGS Essen pays a visit to the Dreisam Stadium.
Essen comes to Freiburg with confidence. With a 1-0 victory, SGS secured three points last weekend against the newly promoted Meppen.