Borussia Dortmund have lost a friendly match at TSV 1860 Munich. At the end of their short training camp in the Kitzbühel Alps, the Black and Yellows stopped off at Grünwalder Straße and were defeated 0-1 (0-1) despite playing well.
Boris Rupert reports from Munich
For the first time in the friendly match series, with victories in Erkenschwick (5-2), Wuppertal (2-0) and against St. Pauli F.C. (3-2), manager Thomas Tuchel left roughly the same team in place after half-time instead of making a complete change, letting a "first-eleven" have the run around for almost a full hour. He was unable to play Aubameyang (training load), Ramos (muscular problem), Weidenfeller (mild back pain and illness) and Bender (bruised jaw). Furthermore, Euro 2016 participants Weigl, Bürki, Bartra, Guerreiro, Blaszczykowski, Piszczek, Sahin and Mor, as well as Pulisic (holiday after the Copa America), Park and Durm (knee complaints) were unavailable.
It was not so much the absences that were noticeable on the field as the fatigue felt by the Black and Yellows towards the end of a very intensive second week of training in the Kitzbühel Alps. They appeared to play well in a sold-out stadium on Grünwalder Straße, but were unable to find a way through against a tactically astute number 6 at the back. They got their first chance after 20 minutes with an attempt by Dembele – a half shot, half cross, which with effort was put out for a corner by keeper Zimmerman. He also had difficulties coming up against a Castro free-kick from 25 metres out (30'). Shortly after, he fouled Rode. However, he remained strong against the subsequent penalty kick taken by Castro, and saved (34').
For the other team, Aycicek suddenly found himself free, shooting from 16 metres out to take the game to – surprisingly – 1-0 for TSV 1860 (36'). Weidenfeller stand-in Bonmann was called into action three minutes later to halt Mugosa's shot.
At the break, Merino and Kagawa – who had both only been in training for the previous week – remained on the sidelines. Zimmermann and Larsen came on. Various changes were made to the formation: Passlack moved to right back, Scuderi changed to the left hand side of the defence, and Schmelzer was moved further up the field. He would go on to curl a free-kick just over Gebälk in the 52' minute. This, however, should have been given as a penalty, as Zimmerman's foul on Dembele was committed within TSV's area, not just before it. The Frenchman took another shot at goal shortly afterwards, having been played on by Larsen: Zimmermann cleared with his foot.
After an hour, six or so changes were made, and a strengthened U19 side played on. As in Wuppertal, Passlack was to go the full distance. He had the last chance for BVB to take the game to 1-1 before leaving the field of play, but was unable to convert (85'). Mangala had also missed Munich's goal previously (80').
BVB: Bonmann – Scuderi, Sokratis (63' Pieper), Ginter (63' Leitner) – Merino (46' Zimmermann), Rode (63' Burnic) – Passlack, Kagawa (46' Larsen), Castro (63' Camoglu), Schmelzer (63' Hober) – Dembele (63' Mangala)
Goal: 1-0 Aycicek (36')