Borussia Dortmund played a friendly match against SC Paderborn during the international break. With several players away on international duty and others out injured, the game ended in a 3-0 (0-0) defeat.
Although the opening stages of the match saw little in the way of goalmouth action, the 400 spectators in attendance nonetheless enjoyed an often intense match between the Bundesliga club and the side placed third in the Bundesliga 2. Borussia Dortmund had the better of the game in the first half and had the first shot of the game in the ninth minute through Raschl, but Paderborn goalkeeper Schulze was on hand to make the save. Down the other end, Mehlem struck the side-netting in the 28th minute. Shortly afterwards, Reinier failed to find the back of the net with a header after exchanging passes with Schulz (31). Then, in the 43rd minute, Schulz made a strong save with his feet to deny Brandt, who had been teed up by Raschl. Not long prior to that, Pröger had missed a golden chance to give Paderborn a 1-0 lead after being left in space in the box (39).
After half-time, Wolf forced Schulz to make an acrobatic save (50). The game had been characterised up to this point by short, quick passes, but now the two teams started to opt for longer balls. In the 78th minute, Paderborn's Platte broke free down the right wing after a through ball by Mehlem and duly left Hitz with no chance through a precise close-range finish. With the clock ticking away, Owusu put the game to bed by hammering home a cross from Ofori after losing his marker on the left of the BVB area (87). Two minutes later, Platte finished off an assist from Owusu to wrap up a 3-0 win for Paderborn.
BVB: Hitz – Passlack, Papadopoulos, Maloney, Schulz – Can (62, Taz) – Raschl, Pherai (62, Pohlmann) – Wolf (77, Tachie), Reinier (84, Bamba), Brandt (84, Cissé)
Goals: 0-1 Platte (78), 0-2 Owusu (87), 0-3 Platte (89)