Eiserne Ladies gegen den SV Henstedt-Ulzburg

On Sunday, June 9, 2024, the women’s team of 1. FC Union Berlin will be facing SV Henstedt-Ulzburg in the promotion playoff for the 2nd Bundesliga. The match is set to kick off at 2 pm at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.

**Opponent Check**
SV Henstedt-Ulzburg from Schleswig-Holstein secured the championship in the Regionalliga Nord this season with 55 points from 22 games. Their lead over the closest competitor, Hannover 96, was eight points. With only one loss in the league, to Holstein Kiel (1:3) on the penultimate matchday, the team from the 30,000-inhabitant town had a strong season. However, they faced a surprising defeat in the Schleswig-Holstein Cup final to Oberligist Kieler MTV after a penalty shootout.

**Key Players Missing**
Just weeks before the end of the season, the team faced setbacks as top scorer Indra Hahn tore her cruciate ligament and defender Luisa Kern also suffered the same injury. Both players will be absent from the promotion playoffs, posing a challenge for Henstedt-Ulzburg.

The last time both teams played in the 2nd Bundesliga was in the 2016/17 season, where SV Henstedt-Ulzburg emerged victorious in their encounters. This history adds an extra layer of anticipation to the upcoming playoff match.

**Coach’s Insight**
Head coach Ailien Poese shared her thoughts ahead of the game, emphasizing the need to counter Henstedt-Ulzburg’s quick and aggressive style of play. The key focus will be on defense and seizing opportunities to secure a positive result in the playoff clash.

**Match Details**
The highly anticipated match will take place at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei on Sunday at 2 pm. With nearly 15,000 Union fans already securing their seats, the stadium is expected to be buzzing with excitement. Tickets for standing areas are still available for 5 euros, with free entry for children under 12 years old.

As the Eiserne Ladies prepare to face off against SV Henstedt-Ulzburg in this crucial playoff match, fans and players alike are gearing up for an intense battle on the field. Stay tuned for more updates and analysis on this exciting showdown.