U19s and U23s Seal Gladbach Hat-Trick

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After the first team’s 3-2 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach yesterday, the reserves and academy squads made it a hat-trick of victories over the side from North Rhine with wins in a U23 Friendly and in the U19 Bundesliga respectively.

gotzeMario Götze played his first match in his rehabilitation from a broken ankle, playing just under an hour for Dortmund II in their 5-0 win at Stadion Rote Erde. It’s unlikely he’ll feature in the first team’s next two matches though: home games against Olympiakos and Bayern Munich.

Young BMG centre-back Christoph Zimmermann, who featured as a late substitute for their first team yesterday suffered the ignominy of scoring a calamitous own-goal with the match just three minutes old, slicing Josef Bungert’s cross past his own ‘keeper. Lasse Sobiech then doubled the lead with a header at a corner ten minutes later.

Josef Bungert scored himself a brace with a pair of cooly-taken finishes just before half-time. After wholesale changes for Dortmund, Eric Durm headed in a fifth goal inside the final two minutes to complete the rout.


The Under-19s kept their good run going with a 2-1 away win in the league, with headed goals from Jens Haese and Ogün Gümüstas putting the visitors two-up at the break. BMG’s Holger Vetter fired the hosts back into the match a minute after the restart but created little afterwards and Dortmund won their fourth in a row.

 The result lifts BVB up to 7th, four points off second place. Schalke are already six clear, with 7 wins and 2 draws from their 9 league matches so far. Dortmund’s next match is a trip to bottom-side SV Meppen who have a solitary point so far this season.