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Junioren Bundesliga U19: Opening Weekend

This weekend saw the opening set of fixtures for the Junioren Bundesliga U19. Bayern Munich were shocked by an upcoming academy, Wolfsburg started the defence of their title with three points and Schalke thrashed the league’s newcomers. Read about it all in our weekly feature.

Frankfurt celebrate their win against Bayern Munich.

Frankfurt celebrate their win against Bayern Munich.

Sud/Sudwest

Bayern Munich were shocked on the opening day of the season by the flourishing Frankfurt academy. Eintracht convincingly beat the senior German champions 3-0 on Saturday afternoon

After a goalless first half, Marc Kempf opened the scoring on 49 minutes before Ozgur Ozdemir doubled the score with a penalty on 81 minutes. Luca Waldschmidt secured the win in the final minutes of the game. “That was a great season opener. The game was initially balanced, then we got the upper hand and won deservedly. The guys played really good and beautiful football,” said Frankfurt coach Holger Mueller.

Elsewhere Stuttgart beat Astoria Walldorf and Kaiserlautern and Freiburg played out an entertaining 3-3 draw.

Full results

Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 Bayern Munich; VFB Stuttgart 2-1 Astoria Walldorf; Mainz 05 2-1 Hoffenheim; Wacker Burghausen 2-5 Karlsruher SC; Unterhaching 1-1 Greuther Furth; 1860 Munich 3-3 Augsburg; Kaiserlautern 3-3 Freiburg.

Nord/Nordost

VFL Wolfsburg got their defence of their German U19 title underway by beating Union Berlin 5-2 away from home but suffered a shaky start after the hosts raced into a two goal lead. Wolfsburg coach Dirk Kunert said: “We controlled the game from the beginning, but at first acted not determined enough. Berlin occurs twice our goal and it is two nil. Yet how our guys responded then, was strong. Within ten minutes we turned the game . The second half was OK. But since I was not so happy with our performance. We should have played more clearly. ” Wolfsburg were saved by goals from Tolga Cigerci, Julian Brandt, Federico Palacios (2) and Niklas Tille.

Full results

Lubeck 5-2 Dynamo Dresden; Union Berlin 2-5 Wolfsburg; Carl Zeiss Jena 1-2 Werder Bremen; Hertha Berlin 4-1 Osnabruck; St Pauli 1-1 Hansa Rostock; Rot Weib Erfurt 3-1 Hannover 96; Hamburger 1-2 Holstein Kiel.

Action from Schalke v Theesen.

Action from Schalke v Theesen.

West

Schalke made a strong start to the season by thrashing newly-promoted Theesen by five goals in their opening match. The royal blues enjoyed the luxury of five individual goalscorers during the rout as Marvin Friedrich, Leroy Sane, Adis Omerbasic, Ingo Feser and Miles Muller all got on the scoresheet. Schalke head coach Wolfgang Wittich said: “It was a good first and an average second half. This was an overall good, but also expandable performance. ”

Elsewhere in the division, Leverkusen just edged Bochum by four goals to three and Borussia Dortmund were stunned by Wuppertaler SV, who beat them 3-2.

Full results

Bayer Leverkusen 4-3 Bochum; Rot-Weiss Essen 1-1 Fortuna Dusseldorf; Wuppertaler SV 3-2 Borussia Dortmund; Bonner SC 1-1 Koln; Borussia Moenchengladback 3-1 Rot-Weib Oberhausen; Theesen 0-5 Schalke; MSV Duisburg 1-0 Arminia Bielefied.

Check out our dedicated Bundesliga U19 page here.

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About Tom Bennett

I'm a 21-year-old Multimedia Journalism student at Bournemouth University aspiring to be one of Britain's top sports journalists. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for contact and further information.

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