Leverkusen (dpa) - Turbine Potsdam suffered a major setback in the fight for participation in the Champions League.

At the start of the 14th matchday, Sofian Chahed's team lost 2: 4 (0: 1) at Bayer Leverkusen.

In the table, the Brandenburg women fall back to fifth place behind Leverkusen due to their third defeat in the league game in a row.

The guests from Potsdam set the first accent in the Ulrich Haberland Stadium.

A shot by Malgorzata Mesjasz from almost 20 meters hit the Bayer goal bar (13th minute).

The lead fell ten minutes later on the other side.

Merle Barth could not bring a long pass into the interface of the turbine defense under control.

The Leverkusen-based Henrietta Csiszar switched the fastest and lifted the ball from the edge of the penalty area over the Potsdam goalkeeper Emma Lind, who was far too far in front of her goal, to make it 1-0 into the net (23rd).

Melissa Kössler had the best chance to equalize before the break, but the striker's shot from 16 meters just missed the goal (38th).

In the second half, Leverkusen's goalkeeper Anna Klink parried a header from close distance from Mesjasz (52nd).


The hits fell initially on the opposite side.

After quick counterattacks, Milena Nikolic (61st, 67th) scored twice to make it 3-0 for the Bayer women.

Turbine didn't open up, increased the pressure again and scored the first goal through substitute Gina Chmielinski (70th).

After Mesjasz scored the 2: 3 goal shortly afterwards (77th), the Potsdam women were back in the game and close to equalizing.

But Nikolic's third goal (81st) made the Potsdam defeat perfect.

On Wednesday (2 p.m.) Werder Bremen will play a catch-up game at their home Karl Liebknecht Stadium.

Two more home games follow within a week against Sand (March 7th) and Meppen (March 10th).

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