VfL Wolfsburg was clearly superior to Turbine Potsdam in the DFB Cup final and won 4-0. For goalkeeper Almuth Schult, who is moving to Angel City FC in the USA, the cup triumph was a successful conclusion after nine years at VfL. The national player could have saved herself an action shortly before the end.
It was the 87th minute when the Wolves were awarded a corner and Schult suddenly rushed forward from her goal. When the score was 4-0, it was a rather strange scene. Normally, goalkeepers’ offensive trips are not aimed at increasing a large lead, but at catching up from a deficit at the last second. Even before teammate Felicitas Rauch could take the corner kick, Schult broke off the action and went back into his own half.
After the game, Schult explained Sky– and ARD-micro that “sometimes you do something crazy” must, how “Our coach always says. We had an agreement, we’ll try again, that I’ll score a goal. But it didn’t work out like that.”
Nobody would have objected to “something crazy”. However, Schult’s detour was nothing more than a mockery of the opponent, who was already more than served with the high defeat.
Turbine coach Sofian Chahed saw it that way too, and didn’t want to leave the scene uncommented: “Respect for her career, everything she has torn. But I would wish that she would not make the trip out of the goal at the end. That shows respect, it’s part of football that you just stay in the goal.” (quoted via Sky)
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