BVB U19s Go Top With Ninth Straight Victory

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A Josef Odenthal brace and a hat-trick from Emiliano Mancinelli fired Dortmund’s youth team team to the top of Junioren Bundesliga Group 3 for the first time this season, with just six matches remaining.

Odenthal turned home a cross from Samy Bourard inside seven minutes, and the Dortmund skipper was involved in the second when he picked out Wout Devriendt on the left with a fine pass. The cross came in and was turned home by Mancinelli to double the lead.

Five minutes later, Odenthal had his second when Dirk Bauer floated in a cross that was flicked past the flat-footed visiting ‘keeper at the far post. Mancinelli made it 4-0 on 38 minutes when Gordon Sievers played him through and the young Italian striker drilled into the top corner.

He completed his sixteen-minute hat-trick just two minutes later Bauer got away down the left, hit the goal line and pulled back for Mancinelli to hit a half-volley through the ‘keeper’s legs for a 5-0 lead at the break.

Karstens Schößler pulled a goal back for Münster three minutes after the interval when Devriendt couldn’t connect with a clearing header and Schößler had time to control a floated free-kick, and slot past Daniel Schmadtke in the Dortmund goal. That’s how it stayed, and BVB won their ninth in a row. Their last 20 matches sees a mightily impressive record of W18 L2.

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Leaders Leverkusen were held at home in a 2-2 draw with third-placed Aachen in a match which saw the hosts reduced to nine-men with two separate incidents just a minute apart. The result means that Dortmund go top on goals scored ahead of the final six matches.

BVB are back in action a week on Wednesday when they travel to fifth-place FC Köln in the league, before meeting them again four days later in the Junioren-Pokal Semi-Final at the Franz-Kremer-Stadion.

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