Borussia Dortmund have also won their their second of ten pre-season friendlies of the new season. One day after their first 5-2 win away to SpVgg Erkenschwick BVB, who turned up without many internationals, won in front of 5400 spectators by 2-0 (1-0) away to newly promoted Regionalliga side Wuppertaler SV.
Boris Rupert reports from Wuppertal
There were three changes to the team compared to the team that won 5-2 in Erkenschwick on Friday evening: Dieckmann and Karazor returned to the U23 team, Rode trained on his own - instead Scuderi and Pieper made up the 21 man squad. Tuchel nearly substituted the whole team again at half-time in Wuppertal (only Passlack played the full game), but he did not mix the team between the pros, the U23 and the U19 players as he did yesterday. The starting eleven consisted entirely of players with experience of the Bundesliga.
The most noticeable player in the first 45 minutes was Ousmane Dembele. The 19 year old was very strong on the ball, even though he could not beat the goalkeeper after a feint in the penalty area (9.), he did set up the 0-1 through Aubameyang with a precise pass. The Gabon player, who was operating as an offensive midfielder today, squared the ball to Ramos, who put the ball into the top left hand corner of the Wuppertal goal (22.). Just moments earlier the Columbian had been unlucky with a header (18.). Castro (35.) and Aubameyang, who was leaning too far back in a very good position, both also had clear chances on goal, but did not take advantage of them.
Average age 19.09 years
After half time probably the youngest ever BVB senior team came onto the pitch: the average age of the eleven players was 19.09 years. Felix Passlack, who turned 18 in May, had the first chance in the second half, however he missed the goal. Just moments later Marco Hober (20) had a run at goal totally unmarked, but then he was stopped at the edge of the penalty area. Michael Eberwein (20) left two opponents standing after receiving the ball from Orel Mangala (18), but he missed by the breadth of a hair. On the other side, WSV missed two chances to get the equaliser, before Amos Pieper (18) scored with his head from a corner kick to make it 0-2 (86.). In the final minute Marco Hober's (20) shot missed the goal by just a few centimeters.
BVB 1. half: Weidenfeller – Ginter, Sokratis, Bender – Castro, Leitner – Passlack, Aubameyang, Dembele, Schmelzer – Ramos
BVB 2. half: Bonmann – Larsen, Zimmermann, Pieper, Scuderi – Burnic – Mangala, Hober – Baxmann, Ebwerwein, Passlack
Goals: 0:1 Ramos (22.), 0:2 Pieper (86.)