Bayern Munich Frauen: The Women’s Cup Preview

Lea Schuller, Bayern Munich Frauen. (Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Lea Schuller, Bayern Munich Frauen. (Photo by Laurens Lindhout/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich Frauen will play in their final preseason tournament before embarking on their title defense in the Frauen-Bundesliga. The four-team competition will begin on Wednesday with Bayern playing Paris Saint-Germain in the opening match.

Tournament hosts Racing Louisville and the Chicago Red Stars play in the second fixture of the day. The winners will go on to face each other in the title match on Saturday while the remaining two clubs play for third place.

Another tournament success?

Die Roten had success at their most recent preseason tournament as they won the AMOS French Cup. Wins over Lyon and Roma saw the defending Frauen-Bundesliga champions claim the title.

Both victories displayed The German club’s impressive attacking ability with four goals being recorded against both Roma and Lyon. At The Women’s Cup, Die Roten could find themselves winning yet another preseason competition.

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PSG was at the French Cup but failed to advance to the final after falling to Roma 2-1. The two National Women’s Soccer League clubs are currently in the middle of their respective seasons.

Louisville is ninth in the table while the Red Stars sit in fifth place. Louisville having won just one of their last five fixtures while the Red Stars have won two of their last five.

Having displayed terrific form at the French Cup, Die Roten is certainly capable of winning this competition. They have the four players that completed in the Tokyo Olympic back with the club for the tournament which will make their depth even stronger. Two of those four players, Sofia Jakobsson and Haana Glas, earned the silver medal with Sweden.

Lea Schuller continues to score goals

Schuller was instrumental in Die Roten’s success at the French Cup. The forward scored two goals against Lyon and one against Roma in the final. In total, Schuller accounted for three of the German club’s eight goals at the tournament.

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At The Women’s Cup, she will be one of the players to watch as she could be a difference-maker in the quest for the title. After scoring 16 goals in 20 Frauen-Bundesliga appearances during the 2020/21 season, the 2021/22 campaign could yield an even higher number of goals for the 23-year-old.