Borussia's U19s remain undefeated in pre-season. Against VfL Wolfsburg, however, the German champions had to settle for a 2-2 draw. "That was all a bit sluggish, but we still should have scored a few more goals in the first half," said coach Mike Tullberg in summary. The boys lacked freshness after the hard work they put in during training and in friendly matches over the past few weeks.

Julian Rijkhoff had given BVB the lead with a fine individual effort, while Noa-Gabriel Simic and Vasco Walz spurned further opportunities. On 52 minutes, the Black and Yellows conceded an equaliser and found themselves 2-1 behind just a little later. In the lively final stages, the substitutes caught the eye in particular. Filippo Mane deservedly pulled his side level at 2-2 with 80 minutes on the watch.

The U17s took third place in the highly competitive Youngster Cup in Berlin. In the group stage, Karsten Gorges' young charges beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 thanks to a goal from Paris Brunner. The team secured the group victory after an Alex Niziolek goal earned them a 1-1 draw with FC Basel and BVB went on to win on penalties. In the semis against Hertha Berlin, it was Dortmund's turn to lose on penalties, but they finished the day on a high, beating FC Basel 3-0 in the third-place play-off. Paris Brunner was named the tournament's top scorer with four goals. (wiwi)