The Frauenteam keeps rolling as they finish up pre-season. The U23s stumbled a bit, but got it done in the end. The U17 and U19 teams had to deal with 18 players, collectively, missing due to youth national team duties. There will be a separate article summarizing those results.
B-Junioren Bundesliga West, NRW-Ligapokal B-Junioren
Well, the U17 Ligapokal Final was played on Saturday, September 4th even though Dortmund was missing 10 players due to national team duties and their opponents FC Schalke 04 only two. The Schalke coach agreed to delay the game, but the Schalke management thought otherwise. Not so fair play.
It went as expected when about half of the team are U15 and U16 players. Schalke went out to a 2-0 lead in the first half. Marlon Ubani scored off a penalty kick in the 57th minute. The game ended as a 2-1 loss for BVB U17.
Borussia Dortmund U19
A-Junioren Bundesliga West, NRW-Ligapokal A-Junioren, DFB Junioren Pokal
The U19 Ligapokal final against Rot-Weiss Essen was moved to October 10th. Eight BVB U19 players are with their respective national teams and three more are injured. Rot-Weiss Essen agreed to delay the game until a later date (unlike Schalke). Fair play.
Borussia Dortmund II (U23)
The U23s faced TSV Havelse on September 5th in the big HDI Arena. It’s Hannover 96’s stadium, but Havelse doesn’t have a big enough one of their own. (The town has like 5000 people.)
Enrico Maaßen had to deal with various lineup issues. For one, Ansgar Knauff and Luca Unbehaun are with the U20 national team. And then there’s Steffen Tigges’ muscular injury that will keep him out for a few weeks. Tobias Raschl joined the injury list as well, where Moritz Broschinski, Marco Hober, and Florian Krebs reside long-term. Lennard Maloney is still suspended for this game.
However, BVB II has two new kids! Guille Bueno is a 19-year-old left back from the second team of Deportivo de la Coruna. Christian Viet is a 22-year-old midfielder on loan from St. Pauli.
Ole Pohlmann, Kolbeinn Finnsson, Timo Bornemann, and Stefan Drljača came into the starting 11.
The first ten minutes were a bit slow, as the two teams were feeling each other out. The first yellow card was for a Havelse defender for essentially tackling Marco Pašalić. His ensuing free kick narrowly missed the goal.
While there was a lot of North-South movement on the pitch, it was like there was a forcefield at the top of the boxes that kept the ball out. In the 29th minute Bornemann was so close to having a header on goal, but was about 3cm too short. The fact that this is a highlight, shows how uneventful the first half was.
If anything got going offensively for Dortmund, it was due to Pašalić. But that came to an end when he went off injured due to a hard foul in the 39th minute. He also received a yellow card for leaving the pitch and then going back on? I don’t know what he was thinking. Anyway, Cebrails Makreckis came on for Pašalić in the 42nd minute.
To start the second half, Ted Tattermusch came on for Bornemann. The game’s first real shot on goal came in the 52nd minute, courtesy of Berkan Taz. Tattermusch had the next big chance in the 54th. The U23s were getting stronger and more threatening, but that final pass was still lacking. Pohlmann had the next best chance in the 63rd minute. Norman Quindt, Havelse’s goalie, was playing a great game and was a big reason the game was still scoreless.
And then the 1-0 for our U23s! Richmond Tachie scored after a great pass from Makreckis in the 69th minute. Nice.
Makreckis then had a goal line save at the other end of the pitch in the 71st minute. Drljača was down injured, but was able to continue. In the 73rd minute, Viet made his debut as he came on for Tachie. The momentum shifted to Havelse, which led to some tense moments as the Hannoveraner wanted to get their first points of the season.
Tattermusch had a chance in the 80th minute, but Quindt denied a goal again. Abdoulaye Kamara came on for Pohlmann in the 84th minute. The game ended as a narrow 1-0 win for BVB II.
Leon Klußmann (GK), Haymenn Bah-Traore, Albin Thaqi, and Maik Amedick remained on the bench.
Borussia Dortmund Frauen
The ladies won their last friendly 3-1 against Adler Osterfeld on September 4th. Goals came from Vanessa Heim (31’, 52’) and Hannah Goosmann (44’).
Borussia Dortmund U17
The first B-Bundesliga game will take place on September 11th where the U17 will travel to DSC Arminia Bielefeld.
Borussia Dortmund U19
The U19s will start their A-Bundesliga campaign on September 11th at Rot-Weiß Oberhausen.
The UEFA Youth League will kick off for BVB on September 15th at Beşiktaş Istanbul.
Borussia Dortmund II
BVB II will play Tabellenführer 1. FC Magdeburg on September 11th.
Place Team Points W-D-L GD
1 Magdeburg 16 5-1-1 13:6 (+7)
2 Viktoria Berlin 14 4-2-1 15:6 (+9)
3 Dortmund II 14 4-2-1 14:7 (+7)
20 Havelse 0 0-0-7 2:14 (-12)
Borussia Dortmund Frauen
The Kreisliga season begins on September 12th hosting BV Brambauer 13/45 e.V.
Sources: kicker.de, fussball.de, bvb.de