A hard-fought 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg was enough to secure a place in the German Championship final, which will be played on home soil.
BVB coach Sebastian Geppert's side made the trip to Wolfsburg's AOK stadium with a comfortable three-goal advantage after Wednesday evening's first-leg, in which Youssoufa Moukoko (2), Ansgar Knauff and Maik Amedick got the goals which gave the Black & Yellows a 4-1 win.
It was VfL who started the strongest in the second-leg. Some quick thinking from Matteo Hecker almost left BVB goalkeeper Leon Klußmann blushing: the Wolfsburg player noticed Klußmann standing way off his line and duly attempted the lob from 30 metres out. The ball was dipping towards the goal but Klußmann reacted well and managed to get back in time to keep the ball out and ensure the score remained tied at 0-0. Although Wolfsburg continued to dominate the encounter, they passed up several good opportunities to take the lead. The Black & Yellows wouldn't prove so wasteful. In fact, they managed to convert their first chance of the match. Pakia picked up the ball, drove forward into the box and then made no mistake in firing the ball home to make it 1-0 to BVB. In the 20th minute, Ansgar Knauff was brought down in the box. Youssoufa Moukoko had the chance to make it 2-0 from the spot, but his rather tame effort was kept out by VfL goalkeeper Philipp Schulze.
Final in front of a home crowd
Seven minutes after the interval, Moukoko made amends for his earlier miss. The goal was set up by Ansgar Knauff, who dribbled to the wide edge of the area before playing a ball into the middle. The Wolfsburg rearguard failed to deal with it effectively and the ball arrived at the feet of Moukoko, who just had to guide it in from point-blank range. In the 67th minute, Moukoko found Knauff in space on the left wing. He played a dangerous ball into the box, but no-one could quite get on the end of it. Down the other end, the home side's best chance of the match fell to Timon Burmeister. Unfortunately for VfL, his shot flew just wide of the left-hand post.
In the end, a clinical performance from the U17s was enough to secure a 2-0 win and a place in the final of the German Championship. The final against 1. FC Cologne will take place at the Rote Erde stadium on Sunday 16 June at 13:00 CET. Head coach Sebastian Geppert and his team would be delighted to see as many of the Black & Yellow faithful there as possible.
BVB U17: Klußmann - Özden, Thaqi, Böhmer, Kuffour (70 Meier) - Amedick, Lütke-Frie, Knauff (76 Touray), Hetemi (59 Fehler), Pakia (64 Selutin) - Moukoko
Goals: 1-0 Pakia (12), 2-0 Moukoko (47)