Aussies Abroad preview: Gielnik and Yallop seek to keep up pace in Germany and Norway

Having secured progression in the UEFA Women’s Champions League in midweek, Emily Gielnik’s Bayern Munich turn their attention to chasing down the leaders in the Frauen Bundesliga this weekend.

Bayern host Cologne on Monday morning (12am AEDT) looking to stay on the heels of leaders Wolfsburg and second-place Hoffenheim.

Gielnik’s club are currently in third place, six points off top spot and just three behind Hoffenheim, and will be banking on all three points against the second-from-bottom Cologne.

Over in Norway, Tameka Yallop will be hoping to continue her impressive goal-scoring form as Klepp host Arna-Bjornar on Saturday night (11pm AEDT).

Yallop has scored 10 goals in 20 appearances in the league, an exceptional return for the attack-minded midfielder.

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Klepp is currently third in the Toppserien, four points off second-place Valerenga.

Fellow Westfield Matildas Aivi Luik could help her compatriot’s side close the gap on Valerenga, with her Avaldsnes in action at the same time against the team in second spot.

It’s going to be a huge occasion for Lisa De Vanna’s Fiorentina in Italy’s Women’s Serie A as her Fiorentina host league-leaders AC Milan at 1am on Sunday (AEDT).

De Vanna’s side have won three out of four league games so far this season, to sit just three points behind Milan who have made a perfect start to the campaign.

Elsewhere, Jacynta Galabadaarachchi’s West Ham United are involved in Cup action in England, away to Reading at 1am on Monday (AEDT), while it’s second against third as Alex Chidiac’s Atletico Madrid take on Deportivo La Coruna in the Primera Division Femenina in Spain at 2.15am on Monday (AEDT).

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