Borussia Dortmund's U19s have lost their first home match in the UEFA Youth League. After their 2-0 victory away at Warsaw in the opening fixture of the tournament, they lost 2-5 (1-3) at home against Real Madrid. There was also bad news regarding the squad.
Defender Patrick Fritsch, who suffered a tear to his cruciate ligament during the U17 Euros in October of last year, seriously injured his knee again in the 20' minute of the game, though not due to contact with an opposition player.
Real were dangerous from the outset, and took the lead early thanks to a free kick. However, the boys from Dortmund were able to get the equaliser just three minutes later: Arweiler won the ball from Real's keeper, who was attempting to dribble the ball upfield, and tucked it away. Unfortunately, Borussia's defence continued to leave too much space open. Real were aggressive going forward, forcing Dortmund to commit errors, which in turn led to a well taken solo effort on goal to give Real the 1-2 lead.
Thereafter, there were chances for both sides. BVB had many chances to wrestle the game back to 2-2, but it was Real who were to get the next goal. Score going into half-time: 1-3.
The Black and Yellows refused to let their heads hang, their reward being a goal back thanks to Amenyido (52'), though during a subsequent period of pressure exerted by Real, BVB were to concede another goal, this time won on the counter, which restored Real's lead to 2-4 (57'). Borussia had further chances on goal, scoring one which was then disallowed by the referee.
Goal-scorers: 0-1 Oscar (9'), 1-1 Arweiler (12'), 1-2 Hakimi (28'), 1-3 Rodriguez (35'), 2-3 Amenyido (52'), 2-4 Diaz Velazquez (57'), 2-5 Garcia (63')
Attendance: 1,509 in Holzwickede (jv/br)