Emily Gielnik’s Bayern Munich kept up with the pace in the Frauen-Bundesliga by recording a 3-1 win against Potsdam.
The 31-cap Westfield Matilda was handed a starting role for the German giants following her goalscoring efforts in the midweek UEFA Women’s Champions League victory against Kazakhstan side BIIK Kazygurt.
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And her selection paid off for head coach Thomas Wörle as the Bavarians shot off to a first-half lead when Simone Laudehr scored on 25 minutes.
A minute later, the home side doubled their advantage at FC Bayern Campus Platz 1 with Linda Dallmann on the score sheet.
And the 2018-19 Frauen-Bundesliga champions made it three on the stroke of half-time when Jovana Damnjanovic coverted from the penalty spot.
An own goal from Carolin Simon two minutes after the interval gave the visitors some hope, as Gielnik played out 55 minutes before being replaced by Dominika Skorvankova.
Bayern maintained control through the rest of the half to secure victory, keeping themselves three points off second-placed Hoffenheim and six away from ladder-leaders Wolfsburg.
Galabadaarachchi involved in dramatic late comeback
Jacynta Galabadaarachchi played the full match as West Ham scored twice in stoppage time to clinch a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur in the Women’s Super League Cup.
Spurs earned an additional Group D bonus point with a 4-2 penalty shootout victory, while the Hammers got their first point on the board in the most dramatic way possible.
With the game locked goalless at the break, Spurs surged into a two-goal lead with seven minutes remaining.
American forward Martha Thomas gave West Ham hope as the clock ticked past 90 and Kenza Dali’s direct free-kick in the 94th-minute completed the unlikely fight back.