While the first half of the A-Junior Bundesliga season prepares to enter its penultimate round, the second half of the B-Junior Bundesliga campaign is already starting.

Borussia Dortmund's U19s will travel to Alemannia Aachen on Saturday (13:00 CET) knowing they need a win to stay within touch of the top two spots, whose occupants at the end of the regular season will qualify for the German Championship. Coach Michael Skibbe will be without injured shot-stopper Luca Unbehaun and central defender Ramzi Ferjani but will have all his attacking players at his disposal.

The U17s, who are already winter champions, will visit Wuppertaler SV on Saturday (11:00 CET). "We mustn't underestimate the opposition and will need to be alert from the off," said coach Sebastian Geppert. Striker Bradley Fink will return from suspension to lead the line, but defender Faroukou Cisse is out with an ankle injury. (wiwi)

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