The campaign for vital points in the battle to secure third place in the Regionalliga West continues on Sunday, just five days after the sobering loss against relegation-threatened Kaan-Marienborn. Alen Terzic's team will host twelfth-placed SV Lippstadt in the Rote Erde Stadium. Kick-off is at 14:00 CET.
"We set ourselves up to face an opponent that was happy to let us have plenty of the ball while waiting to pounce on the counter. Nevertheless, we didn't find any solutions in the first half", fumed Terzic after the match on Tuesday evening. The reality is that Kaan-Marienborn were very compact in defence and highly dangerous on the break because of their two pacy strikers. BVB were lacking in ideas and creativity, and the oft-cited "final pass" found its man all too infrequently. Only after the interval when trailing 1-0 did the Borussia boys enjoy a spell in which they could have turned the game around. Taylan Duman's goal to temporarily restore parity was the initial spark for the Black & Yellows' strongest phase of the encounter. "We desperately wanted to win but passed up a couple of really good chances during this stage of the game. As a result, the match remained tight. We were well aware of the fact that Kaan would launch the odd dangerous counterattack", noted Terzic. And so it came to pass. Marco Rente accidentally deflected a harmless cross into his own goal, with the game running out 2-1 for Kaan as a result.
SV Lippstadt's last win was a convincing 3-0 victory over Alemannia Aachen, but coach Daniel Berlinski's team have been unable to prevail five times on the bounce since then. The first match of the season against this opponent did not go well from BVB's point of view as they were defeated by them 2-0 in October last year. Alen Terzic has yet to reveal who will make the starting eleven. Shortly after the first ''English week", the second will follow in the next few days. On Wednesday, the team play away at Wuppertal before travelling to SC Verl three days later.