The German Women’s Cup (DFB-Pokal der Frauen) quarterfinal matches were held around the country on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Defending champions VfL Wolfsburg scored a convincing 4-0 win against Turbine Potsdam in the clash of two Women’s football powerhouses. Germany captain Alexandra Popp impressed with a brace, while Pernille Harder and Pia-Sophie Wolter scored the two other goals for the home side.
Last season’s losing finalists FC Bayern Munich booked their spot in the semifinals with a 3-1 away win at 1. FFC Frankfurt. Lina Magull, Fridolina Rolfö and Jovana Damnjanović found the back of the net for Bayern, while Laura Freigang pulled one back for Frankfurt.
SC Freiburg and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim left a mark in their quarterfinal matches which turned out to be enounters with many goals for the winning sides.
Freiburg registered a 6-1 win against Borussia Mönchengladbach under adverse weather conditions. A heavy thunderstorm forced the referee to suspend the game for several minutes, while the game continued on a waterlogged pitch. Freiburg’s Virginia Kirchberger (2x), Stefanie Sanders (2x), Sandra Starke and Desiree van Lunteren put their names on the score sheet, while substitute Chantal Reinier Baghuis scored a consolation goal for the hosts.
Hoffenheim thrashed Bayer 04 Leverkusen 7-1 in another quarterfinal game. Tabea Waßmuth (3x), Maximiliane Rall (2x), Fabienne Dongus and Nicole Billa were the goal scorers for the visitors. Ivana Rudelic scored the lone goal for Leverkusen.
The German Women’s Cup will continue on March 31 with the two semifinals. The draw for the semifinals, which took place earlier today, handed Wolfsburg an away game in Munich. Hoffenheim is set to host Freiburg in the second game, as all four teams eye the final in Cologne on May 1.
DFB-Pokal der Frauen – Quarterfinals
March 12 at Jugendfußball-Zentrum Kurtekotten, Cologne
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1-7 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
March 12 at Stadion am Brentanobad, Frankfurt
1. FFC Frankfurt 1-3 FC Bayern Munich
March 13 at Grenzlandstadion, Mönchengladbach
Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-6 SC Freiburg
March 13 at AOK Stadion, Wolfsburg
VfL Wolfsburg 4-0 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
DFB-Pokal der Frauen – Semifinal
March 31: FC Bayern Munich vs VfL Wolfsburg
March 31: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim vs SC Freiburg