Oberhausen v. BVB (Pre-Season Friendly)

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BVB play their last match in Germany for 24 days as they take the senior squad to Regionalliga-West side Rot-Weiß Oberhausen for a friendly tonight. New signing Taye Taiwo slots straight-in at left-back for the first-half, where we expect manager GS to once again play two different XIs either side of the interval. Surman continues to rotate players to ensure match fitness.

Dortmund will be without Marco Reus who pulled a hamstring on Saturday at Lotte, and Neven Subotic looks likely to miss another match with his ankle injury. Mitchell Langerak is travelling with the Australian national side ahead of the East Asian Cup.

120-oberhausenRot-Weiß Oberhausen are the feeder club to BVB’s rivals Schalke, and were formed in 1904 as Obenhausener SV but took their current name in 1934 when they merged with Emschertaler SV.

Throughout the last decade the club has yo-yo’d through the second to fourth tiers of German football, suffering back-to-back relegations in 2005 and 2006, successive promotions in 2007 and 2008, before repeating their consecutive relegations in 2011 and 2012 down to the Regionalliga-West where they finished 8th last season.


          Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0-3 Borussia Dortmund 
                                  Perisic 41
                                  Götze 76 pen
                                  Schieber 89
                                       (Att: 17,338)
   Friendly, Niederrheinstadion. Dry 20°C. Ref: S. Glindemann


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      ROT-WEIß OBERHAUSEN      |        BORUSSIA DORTMUND    
 1. Patrick Nettekoven    7.0  |   1. Roman Weidenfeller    7.0
 2. Christoph Caspari     5.9  |   2. Andreas Beck          7.0
 3. Rhys Tyler            7.2  |   3. Taye Taiwo            7.0
 4. Jörn Nowak            7.0  |   4. Lasse Sobiech         7.0
 5. Benjamin Sturm        6.0  |   5. Mats Hummels (c)      7.0
 6. Ken Asaeda            6.7  |   6. Moritz Leitner        7.0
 7. Stephan Boachie       6.9  |   7. Ilkay Gündogan        6.9
 8. Patrick Bauder        6.9  |   8. Ivan Perisic          7.3
 9. Tim Eckstein          7.0  |   9. Viktor Fischer        6.8
10. Mike Terranova        6.9  |  10. Robert Lewandowski    6.9
11. Benjamin Weigelt (c)  7.0  |  11. Jakub Blaszczykowski  7.0
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SGK Niklas Hartmann       7.0  |  SGK Pierre Kleinheider    7.0
Sub Stephan Königs        6.0  |  Sub Marcel Schmelzer      7.0
Sub Dominik Borutzki      6.6  |  Sub Lukasz Piszczek       7.0
Sub Karoj Sindi           6.6  |  Sub Julian Koch            . 
Sub David Loheider        6.6  |  Sub Felipe Santana        7.7
Sub Angelos Eleftheriadis 5.1  |  Sub Marc Hornshuh         7.0
Sub -                          |  Sub Sven Bender           7.0
Sub -                          |  Sub Marvin Bakalorz       7.0
Sub -                          |  Sub Kevin Großkreutz      7.0
Sub -                          |  Sub Leonardo Bittencourt  7.0
Sub -                          |  Sub Mario Götze           7.3
Sub -                          |  Sub Julian Schieber       8.0

Live match report by @realtimeFM:

0′ We’re under way at Oberhausen’s Niederrheinstadion, with the home side kicking-off. Taiwo starts at LB for his Dortmund debut.

5′ Oberhausen have enjoyed the majority of possession so far, but Blaszczykowski gets away down the right, his cross headed at GK by Perisic.

7′ Tyler gets above Sobiech to flick a header through to Eckstein who should beat Weidenfeller, but his shot from 12yards is straight at him.

10′ Taiwo and Gündogan combine to get a cross deep into the box but Lewandowski can only guide his header wide.

12′ Terranova has his head in his hands after fluffing a glorious chance from 15 yards out. Tyler’s long ball is spilled by Weidenfeller but Mike Terranova, who chased it all the way, knocks the ball an inch wide of an open goal with his first-time shot.


MISS! Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0-0 Borussia Dortmund (Mike Terranova 12′)

15′ Oberhausen centre-backs happy to back off Perisic, but Nettokoven makes a smart low save from his 20 yard drive.

15′ Weigelt knocks it away from Blaszczykowski for BVB’s first corner of the game.

16′ Nowak heads it away for a second corner.

16′ Tyler clears the corner before Sobiech over hits a ball out for a goal kick.

18′ Joseph Weigelt clatters Jakub Blaszczykowski some 20 yards from goal. Perisic may fancy himself for a strike here.

18′ Perisic plays a clever ball into the six-yard box but it’s scrambled away.

28′ Taiwo has made some fantastic challenges on his debut, Moritz Leitner also impressing in a holding midfielder role. BVB win third corner.

29′ Gündogan picks out Sobiech at the near post with the corner but he heads just past the far post.

30′ Stats on the half-hour: Possession 48-52%, Shots 2-4, CCC 1-0. Dortmund in mid 70s for passes, tackles and headers.

35′ Perisic plays a neat one-two with Gündogan before slotting in Lewandowski. He fires a low shot wide from just inside the D.

40′ First half just petering out a little in the evening heat. Ball being knocked around by Dortmund comfortably.

41′ Opening goal comes from Ivan Perisic. Beck does well to get ball into Blaszczykowski who chips towards near post for Perisic to nod home.


GOAL! Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Ivan Perisic 41′)

42′ Not sure that’ll change anything planned for half-time, but always a nice time to score. Was time BVB started to create serious chances.

Half-Time: Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly)

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HT: Two changes for Oberhausen, Borutzki and Loheider on for Caspari and Eckstein. Nine changes for Dortmund at the break, switch to 4-4-2.


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47′ Oberhausen make two more changes: Sindi and Eleftheriadis replace Sturm and Boachie.

50′ Weidenfeller has the captain’s armband for BVB, only he and Viktor Fischer remain from the starting XI.

56′ Oberhausen win their first corner when Hornschuh gets a touch on a long ball forwards and can’t save the ball from going out.

60′ Oberhausen make their remaining changes, with Hartmann (GK) replacing Nettekoven, and Tyler making way for Königs.

63′ Bortuzski can’t escape Fischer’s pressure and concedes a corner. The ball is worked to the Dane but he can’t finish from a tight angle.

65′ Marvin Bakalorz replaces Viktor Fischer for Dortmund.

68′ Schmelzer has whipped in some great crosses since coming on at half-time, wouldn’t be surprised to see Schieber convert one soon enough.

74′ Pierre Kleinheider will get some 15 minutes or so for his first team debut, replacing Roman Weidenfeller in goal for Dortmund.

75′ Today’s attendance has been announced as 17,338.

75′ Penalty! The assistant has flagged for it and Mssr Glindemann points to the spot. Schieber pushed in the back by Eleftheriadis.

76′ Mario Götze smashes the ball into the top-right corner, sending Hartmann the wrong way and doubling Dortmund’s lead.


GOAL! Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (Mario Götze, penalty 76′)

80′ Schieber bends a lovely ball back from the bye-line and Großkreutz forces a wonderful save from Hartmann to tip the ball over.

81′ Götze’s corner is met at the far post by Marc Hornschuh but his header clips the post and falls wide.

86′ Felipe Santana’s turn to head against the post from a corner. This time it’s gathered by the keeper afterwards.

89′ Julian Schieber snaps a low shot past Hartmann for 3-0. Götze intercepted a headed clearance and plays Schieber in at close range.


GOAL! Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0-3 Borussia Dortmund (Julian Schieber 89′)

Full-Time: Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 0-3 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly)

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The result looked predictable on paper but Dortmund made hard-work for themselves. Oberhausen packed the midfield and it took moments of creativity from BVB’s wide men to work the ball into the box for all three goals, which may flatter Dortmund slightly. Competent performance, but manager Surman will expect a higher gear as the senior squad and under-23s head for a seven-match British tour starting at the weekend.

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Next Match: Doncaster Rovers v. Borussia Dortmund (Friendly), 16.07.13

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