Matchday 2 of the Blind Football Bundesliga saw Borussia Dortmund lose 1-0 at home to MTV Stuttgart. The derby against FC Schalke 04 had to be cancelled due to a lack of personnel.
This season's Blind Football Bundesliga will be played in a highly condensed form and will only include one round of fixtures. In previous years, the season consisted of one matchday held per month between May and September; this year, all matches will be played between mid-September and the end of October.
On Matchday 1 in Erfurt, BVB put up a brilliant fight against last season's runners-up St. Pauli but ended up going down 1-0. On Matchday 2, which was held in Dortmund at the weekend, the Black & Yellows faced MTV Stuttgart. Both teams delivered an action-packed match, but all efforts on goal seemed to end up just wide of the mark or in the arms of the goalkeeper. In the end, a late Stuttgart free-kick from seven metres out decided the encounter. Seconds before the full-time whistle, Borussia had a chance to find an equaliser when Germany international Hasan ''Ted'' Altunbas found himself with a sight of goal. Unfortunately, his effort was denied by the Stuttgart keeper. Despite a good performance, BVB ultimately walked away empty-handed.
The match against FC Schalke 04, scheduled for Sunday, had to be cancelled at short notice due to a lack of personnel on the part of the opposition. It will be decided this week whether the match against S04 can be rescheduled.
Last year, approximately 500 people attended the derby. This number could not be reached this year because a hygiene concept, including restrictions on the number of spectators able to attend, had to be developed for the Matchday 2 fixtures of the blind football Bundesliga. The Borussia Dortmund blind football team would like to thank all spectators who made their way to Dortmund-Kirchderne and showed understanding for the registration and hygiene measures in place.