Daily Dortmund Diary: Sunday 21 September

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BVB U19s drew 1-1 with last year’s Group 3 winners Schalke in their Junioren-Bundesliga fixture this morning, but will likely face extra finishing training with manager David Wagner bemoaning their inaccuracy after the match.

Their only effort from seven shots that did hit the target was enough to beat Fabian Waltl in the Schalke goal, with Tobias Seufert turning home Ilker Aydin’s cross midway through the second-half after a dull opening hour. The hosts grabbed a point when Cristian Rubini finished low past Daniel Schmadtke with eight minutes to play.

Three clubs sit atop the table having won all three of their matches; Leverkusen, Aachen, and Köln respectively. Dortmund host the leaders next Sunday, but are back in action on Wednesday with a friendly away from home against the first-team of fourth-tier SC Verl.

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Mustafa Amini has continued his good run of form during his loan spell at SV Sandhausen, scoring the only goal in their 3.Liga win at Regensburg yesterday. Sandhausen, BVB’s feeder club, are third in the table after 10 matches, 2 points behind leaders FSV Frankfurt. Marc Hornschuh also played, having a quiet game in the Sandhausen back four.

Thomas Meißner played for Aachen in their 2.Bundesliga game at Köln on Friday night, but in truth, was slightly disappointing in the 1-1 draw before being substituted early in the second-half.

On Thursday night, Leo Bittencourt played for Ajax who drew 0-0 at home to Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League, but didn’t put in his best performance. However he put in a great shift in their 5-1 Eredivisie win at Sparta Rotterdam today, looking lively throughout with his direct running.

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The match with VfB Stuttgart on 04 October at Signal Iduna Park has been pushed back to a 6:30 pm kick-off for live broadcast, with the club receiving ~£40,000 from Canal+.

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