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Quartet absent as Potsdam fall

Four regulars were missing as 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam lost on Tuesday, although they should all start the final.

By Andreas Alf

1.FFC Turbine Potsdam’s preparations for Sunday’s UEFA Women’s Cup final against Djurgården/Älvsjö in Stockholm suffered a setback with a 2-0 defeat at TSV Crailsheim on Tuesday.

Missed opportunities
Carina Breunig scored the hosts opener just before the break and Claudia Nusselt ensured a painful defeat for Potsdam with her side’s second after 77 minutes. The European finalists had enough chances over the 90 minutes to win the game outright but failed to show efficiency in front of the opposition’s goal.

Four rested
Coach Bernd Schröder rested German internationals Britta Carlson and Petra Wimbersky to enable them to fully recover from minor injuries, while striker Anja Mittag and midfielder Peggy Kuznik did not travel to Crailsheim due to school examinations. However, the quartet are expected to start in Stockholm on Sunday.

Cup showdown
With only one league game remaining, Potsdam are eight points adrift of newly crowned champions 1. FFC Frankfurt. The two sides face each other in the German Cup final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion on 28 May.