BVB Academy News: U19s Win, Horn Signs


Dortmund’s U19 side followed up Sunday’s 3-1 win at home to Köln by beating MSV Duisburg on the same ground by the same scoreline tonight, being the far better side throughout, courtesy of a sterling performance from Dirk Bauer.

Lukas Klinger fluffed a golden opportunity to put the visitors in front after twelve minutes, and Duisburg paid the price five minutes later when it was BVB who opened the scoring through Marwin Kwerstiens who latched onto Bella’s through ball and slotted home.

Cihan Oguz drilled home from the edge of the box ten minutes before the break to restore parity, but Benjamin Bella and Emiliano Mancinelli scored with headers midway through the second-half, both from Bauer crosses, to open-up a two-goal cushion.

The win lifts BVB above Duisburg into fourth place, though leaders Leverkusen continue to string victories together to maintain their three-point lead at the top. BVB are back in action on Sunday hosting Preußen-Münster in the Junioren-Pokal Cup Third Round.

Karl-Heinz Horn celebrated his 17th birthday on Monday by being offered a 2-year professional contract, which he has now duly agreed and signed inn the presence of his agent and family. The talented defensive midfielder has made 15 appearances for the academy side this season, though missed out on today’s match.