Record crowd at Eintracht Frankfurt against FC Bayern, but no goals
The opening game of the women’s Bundesliga between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Bayern took place in front of more spectators than ever before. Unfortunately there were no goals.
In front of a record crowd of 23,200 spectators and with a 0-0 draw between Eintracht Frankfurt and the FC Bayern The women’s Bundesliga started its 33rd season in Munich. 47 days after the European Championship final in England, national coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg experienced an atmospheric start on Friday evening in Deutsche Bank Park, where the Eintracht men usually play.
The previous attendance record in the league came from 2014, when VfL Wolfsburg beat 1. FFC Frankfurt in front of 12,464 fans. The runners-up from Munich, under the new Norwegian coach Alexander Straus, missed the opportunity to set an exclamation point in the championship against Laura Freigang from Frankfurt. Defending champions Wolfsburg around DFB captain Alexandra Popp will play against SGS Essen on Saturday (1 p.m.).
Briefly EM atmosphere comes up
With the national anthem and the honoring of the German vice European champions in the Bavaria– and Eintracht-Team there was a bit of an EM atmosphere at the beginning. In addition, Munich’s international striker Lea Schüller was named “Soccer Player of the Year”. As a new signing, English European champion Georgia Stanway immediately took on a central role in FC Bayern’s midfield without setting any highlights until she was substituted at half-time.
The attacking trio with Schüller, Lina Magull and Klara Bühl had a hard time against the convincing Frankfurt women. After a mistake by Sjoeke Nüsken, Magull missed the huge opportunity to take the lead (48th). On the other side, Lara Prasnikar (67th) and Geraldine Reuteler (77th) failed to goalkeeper Maria-Luisa Grohs in a passionate and high-class game, but for a long time there were few goal chances.