DAILY DIARY, 23 July 2014: The club has accepted season-long loan offers for 20 year-old striker Marvin Ducksch, and 23 year-old centre-back Thomas Meißner. Fourth-tier clubs SV Darmstadt and Carl Zeiss Jena both made proposals for the former, while BVB agreed to bids for the latter from 2.Bundesliga sides TSV Aachen and Hansa Rostock.
Spain and Germany will contest Saturday’s UEFA U19 Championship Final in Hungary, after both won their Semi-Final ties 2-0 this afternoon. Favourites Spain saw off Portugal, with a Iñigo brace in the opening six minutes, and Germany beat Slovakia thanks to goals from former-BVB striker Said Benkarit, and Andreas Kühne.
UEFA Champions League has completed the Second Qualifying Phase, with 17 clubs progressing to the next step of the continent’s elite club competition. Biggest winners on the night were Dinamo Zagreb who beat Luxembourg champions Avenir Beggen 10-0 at home to record a 14-0 aggregate victory. 13 clubs enter at the next phase.