U19s Let Two-Goal Lead Slip at Altona


Dortmund’s Under-19 side made it three games without a win after letting a two-goal lead slip during their friendly at Altona 93. Man-of-the-match Josef Odenthal got BVB off to a flyer thumping in a goal after just 7 minutes, before fellow striker Ogun Gümüstas doubled the lead on 28 minutes.

From the resulting kick-off, BVB conceded a needless free kick by the touchline, and Harald Albrecht pulled one back arriving late to tap home the delivery at the far post. BVB were dominant in all areas but just couldn’t kill the game off. Altona’s goalkeeper Mathias Rainer proved to be a hero at both ends. After making a number of fine stops in his own area, he came up for a stoppage time corner and got the final touch on a loose ball to bundle home an equaliser for a 2-2 draw.

BVB’s youngsters now have two home games in the U19 Bundesliga, against Paderborn and Preußen Münster, on the next two Sundays as they look to build from their performance today and climb off the foot of the table.