Josef Bungert scored his first goal for the senior side as Dortmund ran out comfortable 5-0 winners this afternoon at VfL Rhede in their first of three winter friendlies on the road.
Sixteen year-old Bungert was introduced as a second-half substitute and powered a header home for Dortmund’s fourth goal within five minutes on the pitch, before turning provider for Kevin Großkreutz to wrap things up late on.
Dortmund were two-up at the break with goals from Julian Schieber and Mario Götze. The former would have felt the pressure on him intensify with recent attention from other clubs and the return of Robert Lewandowski on the bench. The latter was bouyed by his strike in first-half stoppage time, his first goal since his return from injury.
Ivan Perisic scored the third moments after half-time when he rifled home his own rebound after firing a 22-yard free-kick into the Rhede wall. Once Dortmund made the breakthrough it all slotted into place, though early opportunities were squandered as they tried, perhaps, too hard to get in front.
Dortmund travel to Energie Cottbus on Wednesday, ahead of a trip to Sportfreunde Lotte at the weekend. Competitive action returns in a fortnight with the visit of VfL Wolfsburg to Signal Iduna Park, with BVB keen to get revenge for that opening day defeat.
FRIENDLY: VFL RHEDE 0-5 BORUSSIA DORTMUND Schieber 41 Götze 45 Perisic 48 Bungert 81 Großkreutz 85 Att: 9,134 BESAGROUP Sportpark. Drizzle 11°C. Ref: R.Hartmann
VFL RHEDE BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1. Uwe Grabinski 6.6 | 1. Mitchell Langerak 7.0 2. Bastian Danner (c) 5.6 | 2. Julian Koch 7.3 3. Manfred Gellhaus 5.8 | 3. Marcel Schmelzer 7.6 4. Jaroslaw Hansmann 6.0 | 4. Mats Hummels (c) [Y] 7.4 5. Stefan Yilmaz 6.8 | 5. Neven Subotic 7.4 6. Rene Herr 6.8 | 6. Ilkay Gündogan 7.0 7. Gerhard Doll 6.8 | 7. Sven Bender 7.0 8. Heiko Schiek 6.5 | 8. Julian Schieber 7.8 9. Tim Schünemann 6.0 | 9. Ivan Perisic [*] 8.1 10. Alois Unversucht 6.0 | 10. Mario Götze 7.5 11. Oliver Heidrich 6.0 | 11. Marco Reus 7.0 ------------------------------ | ----------------------------- 12. Timo Demandt 6.6 | 12. Roman Weidenfeller n/a 14. Sandro Holzweißig 6.4 | 14. Marc Hornschuh 7.0 15. Damian John 6.6 | 15. Felipe Santana 7.0 16. Bernie Schmidtgal 5.8 | 16. Taye Taiwo 7.0 17. Willi Fabri 6.8 | 17. Andreas Beck 7.0 18. Viktor Ilgenfritz 5.8 | 18. Kostas Katsouranis 7.0 ===============================| 19. Dennis Praet 7.0 *** BORUSSIA DORTMUND CONT *** | 20. Moritz Leitner 7.0 21. Viktor Fischer 7.0 | 22. Kevin Großkreutz 7.3 23. Josef Bungert 7.9 | 24. Robert Lewandowski .
Match report by @realtimeFM:
PREVIEW: Gray Surman will take a 23-man squad to VfL Rhede’s B67 Stadium today for the first of three friendlies during the winter break, with the main news that Robert Lewandowski has been included. The striker has missed 15 matches for the club since pulling a calf muscle on international duty with Poland.
It’s pretty much a first-choice XI for Dortmund today, with the exceptions of Mitchell Langerak in goal, and right-back Julian Koch starting the day after he signed a new 3-year deal with the club.
“Dortmund won’t even have to be at their best to see off Rhede today. I can’t see any other winner in this game and Dortmund could win by 3 or 4 goals. Even for a friendly, they’re at full strength.” – Leon Horn, The Express.
 Twelve subs on the Dortund bench to Rhede’s six. All the attention is on Robert Lewandowski though. Not promised any game time, but he may have a short run-out ahead of the season resuming in a fortnight’s time.
 The home side get us underway and there’s an early touch for BVB ‘keeper Langerak. He comes to claim a routine catch on the edge of the box as Rhede pop a long-ball forwards from the kick-off.
 Dortmund have a corner after 80 seconds. Gündogan finds Perisic out wide on the left, he cuts inside by the goal line and wins the corner off defender Herr. The delivery is cleared away, and a shot from Perisic eventually skews well wide from 18 yards.
 Dortmund win the ball straight from the goal kick and Perisic tries a thunderous shot from 25 yards which dips over the bar. Dortmund flexing their attacking muscle early on. They’re up for this!
 One-way traffic so far, Perisic and Reus getting space for themselves on the flanks. Götze and Gündogan controlling the forward movement.
 Yilmaz launches a long-ball forwards from the Rhede defensive third. Hummels gets his intercepting header wrong and the ball drops nicely for Unversucht. He wins the race with Julian Koch, and prods the ball towards goal as Langerak comes to meet him. It bounces agonisingly wide for the home striker. Fantastic opportunity to shock the visitors today.
 Within seconds, the ball is at the other end and Marcel Schmelzer sends a cross a yard wide.
 The ball drops nicely for Julian Schieber 12 yards out as he turns and hits it towards goal, the ‘keeper parries it straight back to him but the rebound is fired a yard wide.
 Dortmund corner, though perhaps could have been more than that with the challenge on Schmelzer inside the area. Julian Schieber is everywhere at the moment. Knows his place is under-threat with Lewandowski on the way back.
 Marco Reus sends a header whistling past the far post, the Dortmund fans behind that end were already celebrating. Shortly after, they win their third corner.
 Doll clears a Hummels effort off the line after the Dortmund captain is first to Gündogan’s corner. As the ball is knocked back goalwards, he repeats the effort heading over from underneath his own crossbar.
 Schieber gets behind the back four but drills his low shot wide of the near post. Carbon copy repeat move happens 45 seconds later with the same end result. Can Rhede weather this storm? Corner. Subotic nods it wide.
 Mario Götze plays the ball into Schieber who fires a shot from the edge of the box. Grabinski does well to get down low and push it onto the post.
 1-0 DORTMUND! The top-flight side finally make the breakthrough when Julian Schieber gets a yard away from his marker and volleys a Schmelzer cross home from ten yards out. First effort on target for the Dortmund top-scorer and that’s the opener.
 Rhede may have over-committed men forwards to an attacking free-kick that Sven Bender headed away on the edge of the box. Ball played forward to Schieber in the centre circle who has one option ahead of him, and one defender to beat…
 …He picks out Perisic with the pass who bursts down the left, a defender gets to cover but he gets the cross in, but it’s punched away. We’ll have one additional minute in this first half.
 2-0 DORTMUND! Mario Götze beats a tight offside trap with Perisic’s through-ball, takes a touch to steady himself, before slotting the ball underneath the Rhede ‘keeper from ten yards out to deservedly double the Dortmund lead with four seconds past the 45 played.
 There goes the half-time whistle and Dortmund are cruising along. They’ve had a slip or two on the wet surface, but are controlling all of the play. Rhede restricted to long-balls from their own final third.
HALF-TIME: VfL Rhede 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly)
[HT] No changes for the visitors who have 12 subs on their bench today. Home side have made two changes: Central midfielder Damian John and centre-back Viktor Ilgentritz have replaced Heidrich (6.0) and Unversucht (6.0).
 Dortmund kick-off the second-half.
 3-0 DORTMUND! Gellhaus is rocked when he trips Marco Reus on the edge of the penalty arc. Ivan Perisic hits the free-kick straight into the wall but is able to slam home the rebound low and hard past the wrong-footed Rhede ‘keeper.
 Rhede make their third change: Bernie Schmidtgal replaces Doll (6.8) on their right-hand side. They’ve pulled five into midfield now. Excluding the interval, just six and a half minutes between the three Dortmund goals tonight.
 Julian Koch sends a fantastic cross to Ivan Perisic at the far post, but the Croatian heads it back across goal and narrowly past the post.
 Five subs on their way for BVB.
 Here they are then, all straight-swaps: Taye Taiwo for Schmelzer (7.6), Dennis Praet for Götze (7.5), Moritz Leitner for Gündogan (7.0), Viktor Fischer for Schieber (7.8), and Kevin Großkreutz for Perisic (8.1). All three goalscorers off the pitch now.
 Mats Hummels loses his man and has a grab at the shirt, caution for the FIFPro World XI defender. Rhede making changes, all three of their remaining players enter the fray, replacing Grabinski (6.6, GK), Danner (5.6), and Yilmaz (6.8). They’ve gone 5-4-1.
 Dennis Praet is a whisker away from a goal when he gets a touch on a Großkreutz cross at the near post. Last-ditch defending deflects his effort away.
 Cheers from behind the goal as Robert Lewandowski warms up on the touchline heading towards them.
 Ironic cheers as the fourth official’s board goes up for a Dortmund change. Marc Hornschuh comes on for fellow centre-back Hummels (7.4).
 Inside the final twenty minutes here. Dortmund utterly in control, and it looks like they’re making more changes.
 Taye Taiwo hit a delightful cross in that Viktor Fischer powers towards goal with a header. Timo Demandt’s first save is a super fingertip stretch to push it over the top. Corner whipped in is headed behind for Dortmund’s seventh.
 Three more subtitutes for Dortmund, as they push two up front: Josef Bungert makes his first senior appearance replacing Reus (7.0), and Andreas Beck and Kostas Katsouranis replace Koch (7.3) and Bender (7.0) respectively.
 4-0 DORTMUND! Surman’s BVB go one-better than his predecessor Klopp’s did here a year ago as 16 year-old Josef Bungert leaps like a salmon to head home a cross from Andreas Beck.
 Two more subs for Dortmund: Felipe Santana replaces Subotic (7.4) at the back, while Roman Weidenfeller takes over from Langerak (7.0) in goal. That’s all eleven subs made.
 5-0 DORTMUND! What an impact Bungert’s had. He holds up a ball from Beck before turning and beating his man to the goal line. His square ball is tapped home at the far post by Kevin Großkreutz. Great stuff.
 One minute of additional time will be added on, as Taye Taiwo’s cross is knocked behind for another corner. Santana nods it over.
 That’s the full-time whistle and Dortmund run out as very comfortable 5-0 winners against their semi-professional opponents. Ivan Perisic named as man of the match in front of the 9,134 crowd today.
FULL-TIME: VfL Rhede 0-5 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly)