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Favourites advance to Women’s DFB-Pokal semifinals

DFB-Pokal Frauen

The German Women’s Cup (DFB-Pokal) quarterfinals were held on Tuesday and Wednesday, while favourites FC Bayern Munich, VfL Wolfsburg, Turbine Postdam and SGS Essen advanced to the next round.

Quarterfinal 1
1. FC Saarbrücken 0-15 FC Bayern Munich

FC Bayern Munich thrashed Women’s Bundesliga 2 side 1. FC Saarbrücken 15-0 at the Sportplatz am Franzenhaus in Saarbrücken on Tuesday. Netherlands international Jill Roord impressed with six goals, while Nicole Rolser (4x), Mandy Islacker (3x), Kristin Demann and Fridolina Rolfö completed the one-sided show by the Bavarian powerhouse.

Quarterfinal 2
1. FFC Frankfurt 0-2 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

Turbine Potsdam registered a convincing 2-0 away win against 1. FFC Frankfurt on Tuesday evening. Johanna Elsig (21′) and Svenja Huth (35′) found the back of the net to seal Potsdam’s victory.

Quarterfinal 3
VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 SC Sand

VfL Wolfsburg beat SC Sand 2-1 on Wednesday in a rematch of last season’s final. Wolfburg’s Caroline Graham Hansen (61′ & 66′) broke the deadlook with a brace, while Isabelle Meyer (79′, pen) reduced the margin for Sand.

Quarterfinal 4
SGS Essen 5-2 SC Freiburg (aet)

SGS Essen secured their spot in the semifinals with a 5-2 extra-time win against SC Freiburg. Sarah Freutel (2x), Lea Schüller, Ina Lehmann and Nicole Anyomi found the back of the net for Essen, while Carolin Schiewe (2x) put her name on the score sheet for the visitors.

The Women’s DFB-Pokal semifinal draw will be conducted at the DFB Headquarters in Frankfurt on Monday. Former Germany Women’s international and Olympic goal medalist Saskia Bartusiak has the honour to carry out the draw.

The semifinals will be played on April 15. The final will take place at the RheinEnergieSTADION in Cologne on May 19.