U19s Leave it Late to Go Second


BVB’s youngsters left it very late to come from behind to beat MSV Duisburg U19s at Stadion Rote Erde this morning. Dortmund were two points behind their opponents going into the match, but have now leapfrogged them into second place.

Herbert Walpurgis put the visitors in front deep into first-half stoppage time with a cracking drive from the edge of the box that gave BVB ‘keeper Daniel Schmadtke no chance whatsoever.

Dortmund made four changes at the break that noticeably improved their attacking threat, and were finally rewarded with an equaliser in the 89th minute when full-back Abbas Hammoud arrived at the far post to turn home Tobias Seufert’s cross. Three minutes into additional time and youth captain Quirin Riemann picked the ball up 25 yards from goal before smashing a shot past Coulibaly from 18 yards out to snatch all three points for BVB.

Ogün Gümüstas was sadly carried off during the match after painfully twisting his knee. He’s likely to miss the side’s final two fixtures.

Schalke won 3-0 at VfL Bochum to clinch the Group 3 title. They sit 8 points clear of second-place Dortmund, with an 8-point cushion. Schalke will also play Köln in the Under 19s Cup Final, taking place next Sunday.