Wolfsburg secure seventh consecutive women’s German Cup despite red

A goal deep into extra-time from Ewa Pajor gave Wolfsburg a seventh consecutive women’s German Cup, and eighth overall, on Sunday despite having keeper Almuth Schult red carded in the final against Einrtacht Frankfurt.

Wolfsburg had the better chances in regular time but also suffered the first half loss of captain Tanja Pawollek, who was carried off with an apparently serious knee injury.

Schult was dismissed eight minutes into the extra period for bringing down Lara Prasnikar as she bore down on goal but as Frankfurt pressed for the breakthrough, Wolfsburg hit them on a slick counter with Pajor sliding in the winner two minutes from time.

Wolfsburg still have a chance of winning the Bundesliga along with the cup but must now support Frankfurt when they meet leaders Bayern Munich in the final round next Sunday.

Bayern have a two-point lead over Wolfsburg and with a goal difference advantage of 23 must realistically only draw to render Wolfsburg’s final match against Werder Bremen irrelevant.

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