The FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga (FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga) has resumed the 2019-20 season with two fixtures on Friday, May 29. The top tier of German Women’s club football had a 89-day because of COVID-19, before the German FA, Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB), decided to continue the season behind closed doors and a strict medical concept.
VfL Wolfsburg 4-0 1. FC Köln
Defending champions VfL Wolfsburg registered a 4-0 win against 1. FC Köln in the first match of the day which was played at the AOK Stadium in Wolfsburg. Denmark international Pernille Harder (33′) opened the score sheet with a well-taken penalty, while Germany star Svenja Huth (45′) increased the lead with a header moments before the half-time whistle.
Alexandra Popp (65′) and Harder (78′) found the back of the net in the second half to hand table toppers Wolfsburg a convincing win.
1. FFC Frankfurt 3-1 SC Sand
The second game of the day took place at the Stadion am Brentanobad in Frankfurt, when 1. FFC Frankfurt played host to SC Sand. The visitors took an early lead, when Dina Blagojevic hit the target in the 5th minute. But Frankfurt quickly responded as Sjoeke Nüsken levelled the scoreline four minutes later.
Germany international Laura Freigang gave Frankfurt the lead in the 37th minute, while Barbara Dunst (75′) sealed a 3-1 win for the home side.
The matchday will continue with three more matches today, while the DFB Women’s Cup (DFB-Pokal der Frauen) will also return to action with quarterfinal fixtures on June 2/3.
Live broadcast in 16 countries
The restart of the FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga has attracted global interest with various tv channels securing broadcasting rights for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. The matches will be broadcasted live in 16 countries in Europe and Central America.
Football fans in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Iceland will be able to tune into the matches on pay-TV channel NENT, while the BBC and BBC Scotland have bought the brodcasting rights for the United Kingdom.
Sky Mexico have announced live broadcasts in various countries including Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
Live broadcasts will be available to German audience on DFB TV, Eurosport, MagentaSport, regional channels of the ARD network and sportschau.de.