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VfL Wolfsburg advance to Women’s Cup final with a 5-0 win at Bielefeld

VfL Wolfsburg players celebrating one of their goals in the DFB-Pokal der Frauen (DFB Women's Cup) semi-final against DSC Arminia Bielefeld. (© CPD Football)
VfL Wolfsburg players celebrating one of their goals in the DFB-Pokal der Frauen (DFB Women's Cup) semi-final against DSC Arminia Bielefeld. © CPD Football

VfL Wolfsburg have reached the DFB-Pokal der Frauen (DFB Women’s Cup) final for the sixth consecutive time with a convincing win at DSC Arminia Bielefeld. The defending champions registered a 5-0 semi-final victory against the 2nd Division Women’s Bundesliga side at the EDIMEDIEN-Arena in Bielefeld today.

Surprise semi-finalists Bielefeld were the clear underdogs against the women’s football powerhouse in a match played behind closed doors. But Wolfsburg were aware that Bielefeld had already kicked out two sides from the top tier, the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga, in MSV Duisburg (2nd Round) and SC Sand (Quarter-final).

Wolfsburg head coach Stephan Lerch made five changes in comparison to their league game last Saturday. Bielefeld-born former Germany international Lena Goessling was expected to be part of the squad in the cup game, but Lerch decided to spare her and did not nominate her to his squad.

Bielefeld had the first chance of the match just eight minutes into the proceedings. But VfL Wolfsburg goalkeeper Friederike Abt, who also hails from Bielefeld, was quick to react and cleared the ball ahead of on-rushing Bielefeld goal getter Sarah Grünheid. It turned out to be the only scoring opportunity for the home side.

The visitors opened the score sheet in the 16th minute when referee Mirka Derlin awarded Wolfsburg a penalty kick. Bielefeld’s Sophie Krall fouled Svenja Huth in the box to give away the spot kick, which Denmark international Pernille Harder converted easily.

Wolfsburg dominated the proceeding and increased their lead in the 38th minute. Pia-Sophie Wolter put the ball past Arminia goalkeeper Joyce Lee Braun into the netting with a powerful shot from 20 metres.

Claudia Neto (52’, 81’) and substitute Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (88’) added more goals to Wolfsburg’s tally to hand the Women’s Bundesliga champions a 5-0 away win.

Wolfsburg will face the winner of the Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SGS Essen semi-final in the DFB-Pokal der Frauen final scheduled to take place in Cologne on July 4.

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Match Stats

DFB-Pokal der Frauen | Semifinal
at EDIMEDIEN-Arena, Bielefeld

DSC Arminia Bielefeld 0-5 VfL Wolfsburg

0-1 Pernille Harder (16′)
0-2 Pia-Sophie Wolter (38′)
0-3 Claudia Neto (52’)
0-4 Claudia Neto (81’)
0-5 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (88’)


DSC Arminia Bielefeld
Joyce Lee Braun – Joana Weber (72′ Ana Charlotte Schöning), Grit Bender (67′ Dilara Soley Deli), Sandra Hausberger, Leonie Heitlindemann – Gentiana Fetaj, Annabel Jäger, Sophie Krall, Lisa Lösch, Sophia Thiemann (57′ Maja Sternad) – Sarah Grünheid

VfL Wolfsburg
Friderike Abt – Noelle Maritz (46′ Sara Doorsoun), Joelle Wedemeyer, Dominique Janssen, Lara Dickenmann (62′ Anna Blässe) – Ingrid Syrstad Engen (73′ Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir), Claudia Neto – Pia-Sophie Wolter, Pernille Harder (46′ Alexandra Popp), Zsanett Jakabfi – Svenja Huth (62′ Kristine Minde)


Yellow Cards
36′ Pia-Sophie Wolter (VfL Wolfsburg)
62′ Sandra Hausberger (DSC Arminia Bielefeld)
79′ Dilara Soley Deli (DSC Arminia Bielefeld)

Match Officials

Mirka Derli

Assistant Referee
Susann Kunkel, Sina Kühn

Fourth Official
Franziska Wildfeue