Bundesliga: Everything you need to know about the women’s quarter-finals – the preview of the DFB Cup – DFB Cup (women) – football

Carl-Zeiss Jena – Bayern Munich (Monday, 6.30 p.m.)

Previous duels: The two teams meet for the 28th time and the record so far shows how surprising a home win would be. Jena has yet to win a game against FC Bayern’s women’s team. Only twice was Carl-Zeiss able to keep the obviously overpowering opponent in check and play a draw. There have already been four encounters in the cup, all of which went to zero for the Munich team – at least Jena made it into extra time once.

What else you should know: Last weekend, Jena won a game at SV Werder Bremen for the first time this Bundesliga season and gained new courage. Bayern coach Jens Scheuer has been warned accordingly. “Of course, cup games are always something special. We know that Jena has a boost from the win in Bremen“said the 43-year-old. “Nevertheless, it is our very clear goal to also overcome the Jena hurdle. But we also know it won’t be easy.”

Carl-Zeiss also relies on the fans – but only wants to benefit from them in sporting terms. The club has decided to donate 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales to the victims of the war in Ukraine.

SGS Essen – Bayer Leverkusen (Tuesday, 7 p.m.)

Previous duels: The games of the past few years indicate a very balanced game. The balance has been balanced since the 2018/19 season, both teams won three games, two games ended in a draw – neither team could win twice in a row. However, Essen has good memories of Leverkusen as a cup opponent. In 2019/20 both clubs met in the semi-finals, SGS prevailed 3-1 away and made it to Cologne for the final. That is now the goal for both of them again.

What else you should know:I still get goose bumps when I think about the 2020 final. You’re in a final and the entire German women’s soccer world is watching you“said Essen coach Markus Högner before the game. “But before we think about a possible final, we have to get Leverkusen out of the way first. This is going to be a damn tough nut to crack. We experienced that just a few weeks ago in the championship.“The SGS got a point thanks to a goal just before the end.

For Leverkusen, it’s also about giving a player a very special farewell gift. Jessica Wich recently announced that she wanted to end her career with the Bayer women in the summer after eight years.

VfL Wolfsburg – SC Sand (Wednesday, 6 p.m.)

Previous duels: The games between the two teams have always been clear affairs in the recent past. Wolfsburg has won the last ten league games with a combined goal difference of 42:2. But hope gives Sand a look at the previous clashes in the cup. Although the women wolves won all four games, they were all hard fought and with 1:2 Sand was close to the surprise.

What else you should know: Wolfsburg’s women have won the cup seven times in a row, so they only have one goal in mind – to defend their title again. “It is clear that in the DFB-Pokal anything but reaching the semi-finals would be a disappointment“, said the sports director Ralf Kellermann. “Then, of course, the lot decides, but of course we want to go to Cologne again and win the trophy again. We have proven in recent years that we can show great focus in this competition.

In all likelihood, the SC women will not be too much of a hurdle on this path. Due to several corona cases, several players and members of the coaching team recently had to be isolated. Because they were not yet operational, the league game against Wolfsburg on Saturday, which had previously been postponed due to the corona wave, was canceled. With only a few days of training, the players are now going into the cup game against VfL.

SV Henstedt-Ulzburg – Turbine Potsdam (Wednesday, 7 p.m.)

Previous duels: It is the first time that the second division team from Schleswig-Holstein meets the first team from Potsdam, but the record against the second team describes the balance of power in this cup quarterfinals very well. Henstedt-Ulzburg won once, but lost the other five meetings with Turbine II and each time it was a clear affair – the goal difference from all games is 6:25 from Henstedt’s point of view.

What else you should know: Even if the Potsdam women are clearly favoured, they are warned of the underdog from Schleswig-Holstein. One player in particular stood out in the competition so far: with six goals, Indra Hahn is the most accurate player in the DFB Cup so far.

Source: sho