Before restarting their A-Junior Bundesliga campaign in a week's time, Borussia's U19s will take on VfL Bochum in their final mid-season friendly on Saturday 25 January (11:00 CET, Fußballpark Hohenbuschei). Coach Michael Skibbe will be able to field his strongest team for the first time during the winter preparations. BVB will then face winter champions 1. FC Cologne in their first competitive match on Sunday 2 February.

Meanwhile, the U17s will welcome Bundesliga South side SV Wehen Wiesbaden to the youth performance centre in Brackel on Saturday (12:00 CET). Aside from Noah Mrosek, who is currently suffering from an ankle ligament injury, coach Sebastian Geppert has a full squad at his disposal. (wiwi)