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Union to Host Erfurt

After the Cup Comes a Return to the Regionalliga

Fri, 19. April 2024
Union to Host Erfurt

On Sunday, 21.04.2024, the women's team of 1. FC Union Berlin will host 1. FFV Erfurt as part of the 18th matchday of the Regionalliga Nordost.

The opponents

1. FFV Erfurt are currently 9th in the table with 17 points from 17 games, but last weekend the Thuringians took a big step towards securing their place in the table with a 4-1 win over neighbours Bischofswerdaer FV. Erfurt now have an eight-point lead over 11th place in the table and can therefore start planning for their sixth consecutive year in the Regionalliga Nordost.

A week before the success against Bischofswerda, Erfurt came very close to another three points in a spectacular match at Türkiyemspor Berlin. Although they led both 2-0 and 4-2 in Kreuzberg, head coach Gino Heinze's team ultimately lost 5-4 after conceding three goals in the final eight minutes.

A few days before that match, Erfurt had celebrated reaching the final of the Thuringia Cup again. The Red & Blacks beat EFC Ruhla 08 7-0 and will now face the U20 team from FC Carl Zeiss Jena in the final, just as they did last year. Jena are the reigning champions, having won last year's final 1-0. However, as the second team is not eligible to compete in the DFB Pokal, Erfurt took their place in the national cup competition this season. For the same reason, Erfurt are already i the first round draw for the coming season. 

The head to head

Out of 19 meetings, Union side have won 15, there has been one draw, while 1. FFV Erfurt have won three. The last of these victories dates back to 2011.

Union won the last match, 9-0, in Erfurt, with Sarah Abu Sabbah scoring four. 

The personnel

Union's head coach Ailien Poese will be without Maria Cristina Lange, Pauline Wimmer, Anna Weiß, Pia Metzker, Charleen Niesler and Sarah Hornschuch on Sunday due to injury.

The coach's view ahead of the game

"After the cup game during the week, we're now looking forward to playing Erfurt at home in the league, a team who have scored repeatedly in recent games, that are both compact and always strong on the counter-attack," was Poese's assessment during midweek of her opponents. "We are the favorites, we want to live up to this and score goals through good possession." 

Service information

The match against 1. FFV Erfurt will kick off at 14:00 on Sunday at the Fritz-Lesch-Sportplatz in Dörpfeldstraße. Admission is free.