It’s a second exhibition match for Dortmund under new manager GS’s tenure, with the senior squad set to take on the club’s under-19s on the Stadion Rote Erde pitch this afternoon. The seniors have 19 players available, with Götze, Gündogen, and Leitner away with Germany U21s, Neven Subotic injured, Julian Koch not set to return from Duisberg for another week, and new signings Viktor Fischer and Andreas Beck unavailable until 01 July. It’s expected that wantaway right-back Oliver Kirch will play no part in the match.
Borussia Dortmund XI 3 - 0 Bor. Dortmund Under-19s Friendly at Stade Rote Erde, Dortmund Perisic 26 Schieber 40 Reus 50 BORUSSIA DORTMUND [SENIORS] | BORUSSIA DORTMUND [UNDER 19s] 1. Mitchell Langerak 6.9 | 1. Dennis Langensteiner 6.5 2. Lukasz Piszczek 7.5 | 2. Nico Knystock 6.9 3. Marc Hornschuh 7.0 | 3. Osman Varol 6.6 4. Felipe Santana (c) 7.0 | 4. Hendrik Brauer 6.3 5. Marcel Schmelzer 7.5 | 5. Koray Günter (c) 6.8 6. Leonardo Bittencourt 6.9 | 6. Ibro Beslija 6.5 7. Sven Bender 7.0 | 7. Karl-Heinz Horn 3.2 8. Marco Reus 7.7 | 8. Nils Lennard Dietz 5.5 9. Ivan Perisic 7.2 | 9. Abbas Hammoud 5.6 10. Kevin Großkreutz 7.0 | 10. Ogün Gümüstas 6.1 11. Julian Schieber 7.2 | 11. Quirin Riemann 5.7 ----------------------------- ----------------------------- SGK Roman Weidenfeller 7.0 | SGK Jamie Whitehouse 6.8 Sub Chris Löwe 6.6 | Sub Tomas Capecchi 5.7 Sub Marvin Bakalorz 6.6 | Sub Josef Bungert 6.2 Sub Jakub Blaszczykowski 6.6 | Sub Josef Odenthal 6.5 Sub Marcel Halstenberg 6.7 | Sub Said Benkarit 6.9 Sub Mats Hummels 6.9 | Sub - Sub Robert Lewandowski 6.9 | Sub -
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0′ The U19s get us underway at Stadion Rote Erde. Manager GS looking for the senior squad to impress and for youngsters to shine.
5′ With club captain Hummels and vice-captain Weidenfeller both on the bench, and the low-quality opposition, the side don’t look motivated.
9′ BVB with the first shot, Großkreutz and Perisic play a neat 1-2 to play in Scheiber, but his close range shot is well saved.
15′ Wayward long balls over the top are starting to annoy the first-team manager.
25′ The U19s aren’t giving the senior players any room, firm but fair challenges letting them know its just eleven v eleven.
26′ 1-0: Ivan Perisic is given time to take a touch and crack home the opening goal from the edge of the D. Großkreutz with the assist.
30′ Sven Bender makes a strong challenge on youngster Knystock but stays down after the tackle. BVB temporarily playing with 10.
38′ Bender finds Schmelzer in space on the left, and his cross is perfect for Perisic, but his header is straight at the young keeper.
40′ 2-0: Piszczek curls ball towards the penalty spot from the left where it’s met by Julian Schieber on the volley.
Half Time: Borussia Dortmund XI 2-0 Borussia Dortmund Under-19s. Disappointing early start for seniors turned around, youngsters playing 8 behind ball.
HT: The senior squad make all seven changes at the break. Two replacements for the Under-19s: Odenthal upfront, Capecchi at CB.
50′ 3-0: Lewandowski picks the ball up on the left, cuts inside, square for Marco Reus to tap home from close range:
51′ Three further substitutions for the Under-19s: Whitehouse, Bungert and Benkarit on for Langensteiner, Hammoud and Riemann.
60′ Dortmund switch to an asymmetric midfield, Reus behind Lewandowski. Löwe and Blaszczykowski taking wide positions.
75′ Dietz catches the BVB back four out lobbing a FK over the wall. Odenthal’s header needs a fingertip save before Löwe clears off the line.
91′ Bungert’s cross bends towards the goal and bounces off the top of Roman Weidenfeller’s crossbar. Halstenberg scrambles away for a corner.
Full Time: Borussia Dortmund XI 3-0 Borussia Dortmund Under-19s.