The Frauen Bundesliga, the top tier of women’s football in Germany, resumed on Friday after a two-month break.
League leaders Wolfsburg picked up where they left off, routing Cologne 4-0 to maintain their unbeaten season.
Pernille Harder opened the scoring from the penalty spot, before forward Svenja Huth doubled the lead just before half-time.
The visitors kept the three-time defending league champions in reach, but Alexandra Popp made sure of victory with 66 minutes played.
Republic of Ireland international forward Amber Barrett was sent off for Cologne four minutes later.
Harder then added her second of the match on 78 minutes. Wolfsburg’s win moved them 11 points clear of Bayern Munich at the top.
Bayern will hosted third-placed Hoffenheim on Saturday, and secured a 3-0 home victory over the visitors, although the visiting coach will was not present.
Jürgen Ehrmann works as a teacher away from football, and is unable to take time off for the game. In Friday’s other match, FFC Frankfurt beat Sand 3-1 to go fourth in the table.
The return of the German top flight marks a different approach to other major European leagues.
The top women’s divisions in England, France and Spain have already been cancelled.
The highest US league, the NWSL, will not resume until late June.