Jill Roord helped VfL Wolfsburg lead in the Bundesliga on Friday. Thanks in part to a goal from the midfielder, the German top club won their first match 6-1 against Bayer Leverkusen, leaving him traveling to the Orange with high hopes.By our sports editors
The 25-year-old Roord tapped in Jules Brandt’s cross after thirteen minutes of play. It was the Orange international’s second goal of the season after breaking his spell against Hoffenheim last week. A lucrative transfer to FC Barcelona has been rejected for Oldenszalz after Wolfsburg blocked the move.
Fifteen minutes later, another Dutch international played a leading role. Right back Lynn Willms served to Eva Bajar who made it 2-0. Dutch Jill Beijings took care of the equalizer from the penalty spot for Bayer Leverkusen, but Wolfsburg ran out 6-1 after the break and the club took the lead from ‘Die Werkself’.
Roord, Wilms and Peijings reported to the Dutch national team on Monday in preparation for friendlies against Zambia (October 6) and Norway (October 11). The fights are part of national coach Andries Jonger’s team’s training campaign leading up to the World Cup in New Zealand and Australia in July.
The Orange qualified for that global final last month by winning the last qualifier against Iceland. The winning goal in Utrecht only came in the last minute and came off the foot of Esmee Brugts.
Notably, Leek Martens, Dominik Janssen, Stephanie van der Gracht and Shanice van de Santen are missing from the Dutch national team. According to Jonger, it’s “better for each person”. He will explain his choices on Monday after the first practice.
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