U19s Dominate at Werder Bremen


Dortmund’s academy side put in their best performance of the season with a comprehensive 5-1 win at Werder Bremen in A-Junioren Bundesliga Group 3 in front of First Team Manager Grayson Surman and his backroom staff.

BVB U19s had gone six straight competitive matches without a win, before wins over Bielefeld and at Wolfsburg turned their season round ahead of today. The win sees BVB leapfrog their opponents today into 7th place.

Werder Bremen centre-back Albi Bajrami scored a calamitous own goal in the unlucky 13th minute to gift Dortmund the lead, inexplicably heading the ball past his own ‘keeper who’d come to claim a cross. The hosts drew level less than ten minutes later though, when Daniel Ullmann scored a penalty after Ogün Gümüstas allegedly tripped his opponent.

Said Benkarit, the stand-out performer at the Weserstadion today, scored just before half-time when he turned home a cross from Gümüstas from close range (below left).  Ten minutes after the break he doubled his tally, and the Dortmund lead, cracking home a shot from the edge of the box (below right).


Karl-Heinz Horn volleyed home a Josef Bungert cross just past the hour mark, before Josef Odenthal completed the rout by slamming home a loose ball in the six-yard box on 77 minutes.

The U19 Cup Third Round draw has been made. BVB will host Hamburg on Sunday 15 December, a week before travelling to the same side in the league.