Djurgården/Älvsjö lose Women's Cup to Potsdam

Turbine Potsdam - Djurgården/Älvsjö 3-1 (3-1)
Turbine Potsdam: Nadine Angerer - Britta Carlson, Inken Becher, Sonja Fuss - Navima Omilade, Ariane Hingst, Jennifer Zietz, Viola Odebrecht - Anja Mittag, Conny Pohlers (74 Cristiane), Petra Wimbersky (79 Karolin Thomas).
Djurgården/Älvsjö: Maja Åström - Helen Fagerström (46 Helen Curtsdotter), Jane Törnqvist, Malin Nykvist, Sara Thunebro (46 Linda Lekander) - Ann-Marie Norlin (53 Anna Hall), Elin Ekblom, Linda Fagerström - Venus James, Victoria Svensson, Kicki Bengtsson
Goals: Petra Wimbersky 1-0 (2), Conny Pohlers 2-0 (9), Kicki Bengtsson 2-1 (10), Conny Pohlers 3-1 (16)
Attendance: 8,664
Turbine Potsdam attack impressed a lot in the first half with a good pace and well thought and executed passes with mostly just one or two touches. Djurgården/Älvsjö showed themselves vulnerable on the wings, where their defenders often got turned by Potsdam's Mittag and Wimbersky (Djurgården substituted both their wingbacks at halftime). Their proposed 4-3-3 soon (as so often happens with 4-3-3 tactics) soon looked more like 4-5-1 with Victoria Svensson alone at top, which is not her best position. At halftime they changed to a more conservative 4-4-2 which stabilized their defense, but didn't help much in the attack. The kind of scoring chances that they managed to create in the Stockholm leg of the final didn't show this time.

All in all a really great performance by Turbine Potsdam while Djurgården/Älvsjö disappointed both themselves and their fans, just as they have in the Damallsvenskan, where they will spend the break on a modest 6th place.
SVT: Djurgården/Älvsjö sänkt efter 75 sekunder
Expressen: Djurgården/Älvsjö utklassat i Europafinal
Dagens Nyheter: Djurgården/Älvsjö föll i finalen


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