SGS Essen registered a 3-2 win against 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in a Women’s Bundesliga (Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga) match at the Stadion Essen in the city of Essen on Sunday.
Essen put early pressure on the visitors and they had their first opportunity to open the score sheet in the 2nd minute of the game, when a perfectly timed pass from Nina Brüggemann reached Turid Knaak in the box. But Potsdam’s goalkeeper Vanessa Fischer was quick to react and denied Knaak an early goal.
The home side continued confidently and took the lead in the 11th minute, when a combination of two Germany internationals proved to good for Potsdam: Linda Dallmann’s through ball found Lea Schüller, who went past Potsdam defender Johanna Elsig to slot it home.
Potsdam didn’t surrender at all and managed to take control of the proceedings in the first half. Svenja Huth rewarded the visitors resilience as the Germany striker levelled the score line in the 30th minute.
Essen once again took the lead just three minutes into the second half. In-form striker Lea Schüller hit the goal with a powerful strike from 20 metres to the delight of the home fans.
But the celebrations didn’t last too long as Potsdam’s Felicitas Rauch put a perfect free-kick past SGS goalkeeper Kim Sindermann to make it 2-2.
Both sides continued to push for the winner and Essen turned out to be the lucky ones a win on a sunny and warm Sunday in Germany. Irini Ioannidou’s long ball found Linda Dallmann who took advantage of their technical superiority to put the ball into the Turbine Potsdam goal.
SGS Essen is now placed 3rd in the Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga with 9 points out of 4 matches, while Turbine Potsdam drop to the 5th place.
Meanwhile, defending champions VfL Wolfsburg continue to top the table after a convincing 3-0 away win against SV Werder Bremen. FC Bayern Munich rank 2nd after their 2-1 win against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.