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Baby Bee: The Big Two One

SC Verl v TSV 1860 Muenchen - 3. Liga Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Welcome to Fear The Wall’s weekly update on the kids. This will include updates to Borussia Dortmund’s U17, U19, and U23 teams. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Borussia Dortmund U19

A-Junioren Bundesliga West

The U19s played another friendly on April 17th. They beat Bayer 04 Leverkusen U19 narrowly with a 3-2.

The goals were scored by Bradley Fink, Colin Noah Kleine-Bekel, and Julius Finn Rauch.

Borussia Dortmund II (U23)

Regionalliga West

Dortmund II must be pretty convinced they’ll get promoted to the third league, as they’ve gotten another reinforcement for next season. Berkan Taz will join the team from third-tier side SC Verl.

No Tigges, No Knauff, No Duman, No Problem. Dortmund II took care of business against Rot-Weiß Oberhausen on April 18th, winning 1-0. Fun fact: Oberhausen played in the Bundesliga from 1969 to 1973 and were involved in the 1971 Bundesliga bribery scandal.

Anyway, Steffen Tigges and Ansgar Knauff were up with the senior team. Felix Passlack lined up with the U23s again. Moritz Broschinksi, Taylan Duman, Maximilian Hippe, and Patrick Osterhage remain injured. Henri Weigelt was back on the bench.

Franz Pfanne was the captain this week:

Dortmund II came out swinging and offensively dominated the Kleebletter. In the 18th minute, and on Tobias Raschl’s fourth shot of the afternoon, he scores the penalty kick to make it 1-0. Oberhausen got their first shot in the 67th minute. I’d call that a solid defensive showing for the Schwarzgelben. The game became a bit more back and forth as the minutes waned on. Understandable, as Oberhausen came in well-rested and BVB U23 fatigued. Lennard Maloney saved the three points with a goal line clearance in the last minute.

Enrico Maaßen made four subs: Haymenn Bah-Traore for Felix Passlack (66‘), Kolbeinn Birgir Finnsson for Dominik Wanner (68‘), Aday Ercan for Alaa Bakir (72‘), and Cebrails Makreckis for Florian Krebs (74’). Alaa Bakir and Dominik Wanner picked up yellow cards.

Looking Ahead

Borussia Dortmund II

Next weekend is derby time for the U23s! Borussia Dortmund II hosts Schalke 04 II on April 24th.

The Schalke U23s are in ninth place with 47 points (12W-11D-11L) and a goal differential of ±0 (44:44). The evenly distributed record is probably a blessing to see for Schalke fans.

Dortmund II remains in first place with a nine- point cushion. They have 81 points (24W-9D-1L) and a goal differential of +58 (81:23). The unbeaten streak can now legally drink in the United States. Congratulations!

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