U19s' semi-final matches on 10 and 15 April
Borussia Dortmund's U19s will contest the semi-finals of the U19 German Championship against Hertha BSC on 10 and 15 April. Both teams faced each other in last year's final, which BVB won 2-1.
The first leg will take place away in Berlin on Easter Monday (11:00 CET), while the defending champions from Dortmund will host the second leg (11:00 CET). Hertha BSC won the Bundesliga North/Northeast with 41 points from 16 games, finishing ahead of Dynamo Dresden (38) and Hamburger SV (31). BVB completed an unbeaten Bundesliga West campaign, with 37 points from 15 games. Incidentally, the last time a Dortmund U19 side suffered a Bundesliga defeat dates back to 19 November 2019 (a 2-1 loss to Fortuna Düsseldorf).
The DFB (German Football Association) have also published a schedule outlining dates for the 2023/24 season. Both youth leagues will once again be played in a format with first and second rounds and 14 teams per season. The U17 leagues will start on the weekend of 5/6 August, the U19s one week later.