Sunday lunchtime will see the final stage of the first intense series of league games. Before Borussia Dortmund's U23s have twelve days off without a competitive game, they will play host to Bonner SC at the Rote Erde at 14:00 CET. After the convincing win on Wednesday evening at SC Wiedenbrück, the team are looking to secure all three points again. 

BVB coach Enrico Maaßen was very satisfied after the match on Wednesday. He had made 6 changes to his starting eleven in order to spread the burden of games across the squad. The newly formed team was defensively compact and scored some delightful goals. The Dortmund back line was only briefly disorganised in the first half, allowing the other team to score, the linesman having caused some confusion by putting his flag up. Yet the Dortmund boys did not let that distract them from their game plan for the remainder of the game and were extremely dominant, especially in the second half.   

They will be hoping for more of the same in the match against the boys from Bonn on Sunday. With only one point from three games, BSC are second bottom of the league at this early stage of the season. Coach Thorsten Nehrbauer's team suffered defeats against Wegberg-Beeck and Wiedenbrück and picked up their only point in the 2-2 draw against Lotte. Former Borussia man Jonas Hupe is looking forward to seeing some old friends again. The 20-year-old goalkeeper moved to Bonn in the summer, having previously played for the BVB juniors since 2017. The visitors will have to make do without one of their most important players on Sunday, as captain Kris Fillinger has suffered a serious knee injury and will be out for some time. For BVB, all of the players, except for long-term injury concern Moritz Broschinski, are expected to be able to play.
Timo Lammert