BVB Youth: Candidates Impress in 2-1 Defeat


The entire BVB management and backroom staff watched the U19 squad take on a team of youth candidates at Stadion Rote Erde this afternoon, with Rodolfo Borrell’s side winning 2-1 thanks to a Benjamin Bella brace.

After a goalless first-half where neither ‘keeper was tested, the game opened up when Bella hit a fantastic 25-yard free-kick into the top corner past Wolfgang Prus with twenty minutes to play. Five minutes later he’d doubled the lead when Saeid Hosaini rattled the crossbar from the edge of the box and Bella turned home the rebound.

Klaus Mesenhöler found the top corner from 15 yards to halve the deficit inside the final ten minutes, and was the best performer of the candidates, but Head of Youth Development Volker Kersting confirmed after the match that all of the players had been offered contracts through to their 17th birthdays.

U19s Defeated By Solitary Goal at SC Verl


BVB’s U19 side played a friendly at SC Verl this afternoon, making the short 60-mile trip up the E34 to face the first-team of the fourth-tier club at their 5,000-capacity Stadion an der Poststraße. Dortmund created more chances, but it was the more experienced hosts who made the better of them, twice coming close early-on with BVB having Daniel Schmadtke to thank for keeping them at bay.

A breakthrough did come midway through the first-half when the hosts caught BVB on the break, with Matthias Haeder beating Schmadtke with a fine shot from 22 yards after a long ball forwards from left-back Ihab Darwiche.

U19 manager David Wagner gave run-outs to twenty youngsters over the course of the game, though midfielder Samy Bourard wasn’t included in the squad a the request of first team management, sparking rumours that the recent capture from Anderlecht will feature in the Bundesliga match at Hannover on Saturday.

BVB U19 are back in action on Sunday, hosting Group 3 leaders Leverkusen.

Dortmund U19s Beat Bayern Munich 2-1


Manager Rodolfo Borrell was present as Dortmund U19 earned dominated throughout their 2-1 friendly win against Bayern Munich this afternoon. Dominik Baron continued his encouraging return from injury but it was the performance of Ogün Gümüstas that Borrell decided to pick out. The 18 year-old striker took his goal well and generally looked lively.

Dortmund peppered Dziewulski’s goal during the first-half but didn’t test him enough, but finally made the breakthrough five minutes after the break when Gümüstas slotted home from 15 yards.

With Kristof Müller keeping Bayern at bay at the other end, substitute Masallah Aydemir sealed the win inside the final six minutes when he turned home Samy Bourard’s cross. Dusan Prodanovic pulled one back almost immediately for the visitors when he chipped Müller from the edge of the box, but BVB had enough about them to see out the win.

They’re back in competitive action next Sunday when they travel to last year’s Group 3 winners Schalke.

Daily Diary: Wednesday 03 September 2014


Daily Diary, Wednesday 03 September:

florian-madlmayr_austria70Gray Surman has named Florian Madlmayr (left) as the captain for his Austria U19 squad ahead of their five fixtures over the next five weeks. The right-back plays his club football for Fortuna Köln in the German fourth-tier. Kaiserslautern striker Michael Rauth is the new vice-captain.

michael-rauth_austria70Rauth (right) has revealed that the Austria squad are very confident that they will win against Moldova in Surman’s first match in charge, and that the players could really give the nation a lift by knocking a hatful of goals past their opponents in Linz tomorrow night.

Surman introduced himself to his squad yesterday as they met up ahead of friendlies against Moldova (tomorrow) and Malta (Tuesday), and reportedly Rauth and Madlmayr expressed their delight at working with the Champions League winner.


_bvb70jpgTwo Borussia Dortmund players will be returning from international duty next week with a new individual training schedule devised for them. Viktor Fischer is set to work on placing his shots, while Stevan Jovetic will be training on the position of deep-lying forward.

Academy player Hendrick Brauer will receive individual tutoring on his positioning.


weidenfellerBVB have offered Roman Weidenfeller a year’s contract extension to his current deal which is due to expire in the summer. The 34 year-old goalkeeper has been at the club for twelve years since a 2002 move from Kaiserslautern. News of any developments will be posted.


70-bayernmunichDortmund U19s have arranged a friendly at Stadion Rote Erde on Saturday 13 September against Bayern Munich U19, as both sides have a free weekend by not being in the draw for the First Round of the German U19 Cup.


spain-supercup-70Real Madrid have a 3-1 lead from the First Leg of the Supercopa de España with victory at Mallorca today. Cristiano Ronaldo’s audacious chip gave them the lead inside four minutes before Marcelo and Andel Di María scored a minute apart from each other midway through the second-half.

Mallorca kept their slim hopes of lifting the trophy for the first time since 1998 through an Emilio Nsué goal thirty seconds from time. The Second Leg is at the Bernabéu next Wednesday.

Stuttgarter Kickers U19 1-2 Dortmund U19 (Fr.)


Dortmund First Team Manager Gray Surman spent his birthday morning as one of 18 people watching BVB’s Under 19s win 2-1 at Stuttgarter Kickers in their final pre-season friendly.

The highly-rated Benjamin Bella fired Dortmund into a 13th minute lead after great work from Karl-Heinz Horn, and was unlucky not to extend the lead further with a trio of half-chances before the break at Bezikssportanlange Waldau.


The hosts, who play in Group 4 of the U19 Bundesliga (Dortmund are in Group 3), hit the woodwork either side of the break, with a cross from the left catching the wind and nearly beating Kristof Müller, before a free-kick rattled his crossbar early in the second-half.

Enes Sabic conceded a penalty within a minute of his introduction, giving Marco Auer an equaliser from the spot on 58 minutes, but Sabic made amends late-on, heading home an 83rd minute winner from a corner, and he almost made it 3-1 when his injury time effort was cleared off the line

BVB U19 begin their league campaign on Sunday with the visit of Wuppertaler SV.


Bender Out For Bremen; New Scouting Additions


DAILY DORTMUND DIARY, Tuesday 19 August:

bender-larsLars Bender will miss the opening Bundesliga match on Friday night at home to Werder Bremen after suffering a minor wrist injury in the weights room during today’s training session. Club medical staff recommend he wears a splint for a week to rest and support the joint.


The club has expanded the scouting team with the addition of twelve new employees following a month-long hiring process. BVB will pay their former employees over £4¾m in compensation and severance packages. Chief Scout Norbert Dickel will continue to direct the scouting team with assignments.

BVB are surely not winning any fans in Leverkusen, particularly after the summer captures of Lars Bender and André Schürrle, as five of the new members of the Dortmund backroom staff come from Bay Arena.  It’ll be a spicy affair when the sides meet in a month’s time.

NEW SCOUTING TEAM ADDITIONS (From, compensation £):
 Holger Broich         Bayer Leverkusen       250,000
 Marcel Daum           Eintracht Frankfurt    150,000
 Luciano D'Onofrio     Olympique Lyonnais   1,200,000
 Simon Fahner          Bayer Leverkusen       400,000
 Thomas Hörster        Bayer Leverkusen       180,000
 Peer Jaekel           Werder Bremen          375,000
 Hans-Peter Lehnhoff   Bayer Leverkusen       220,000
 André Lenz            VfL Wolfsburg          850,000
 Michael Reschke       Bayer Leverkusen       425,000
 Michael Schröder      Hamburger SV           375,000
 Nikola Vidovic        Hamburger SV           300,000
 Ralf Weber            Eintracht Frankfurt    140,000
                        TOTAL COMPENSATION: 4,865,000


BVB U19s have accepted an invitation to play a final friendly of the pre-season against Stuttgarter Kickers at Bezirkssportanlage Waldau on Wednesday 27 August, ahead of their U19 Bundesliga Group 3 campaign beginning the following Sunday.