DAILY DIARY: Sunday 19 October 2014:
BVB’s youngsters came away from Bochum with a 1-1 draw after an equaliser from Masallah Aydemir with twenty minutes to play cancelled out an early strike from Christiopher Schröer. The result sees them slip a place to fifth in Group 3 as Münster leapfrogged them with a win at home to Wuppertal.
Aachen remain top, continuing their 100% start to the season with a 4-0 victory over Fortuna Köln who haven’t taken a point in six matches. Last year’s winners, Schalke, lost 0-1 at home to Leverkusen. Dortmund travel to Lübeck next weekend in the U19 Cup.
French side Sochaux-Montbélliard have parted ways with their manager after three years in charge at the club. Eric Hély guided the side to Coupe de France success in 2013, and nearly celebrated a cup double that season after reaching the final of the Coupe de la Ligue. After just two wins in their opening ten matches this season, Sochaux chairman Alexandre Lacombe decided a change in direction was necessary.
The axe has also swung at Lierse where a 0-2 defeat at Club Brugge has cost Chris Janssens his job eleven matches into his fourth season with the club. Their sole win this campaign came back in August with a 2-1 win at home over Lokeren. Including pre-season, their woeful record since July reads played fourteen, won one, drawn five, lost eight.
The 2014 African Champions League Final will be between Al-Merreikh Omdurman from Sudan and Espérance Sportive de Tunis after both sides drew their Semi-Final Second Leg ties to progress on aggregate to the two-legged final next month. Tunis lifted the trophy in 2011, while Al-Merreikh are in their first final.