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Junioren Bundesliga U19: Leverkusen Maintain Unbeaten Record

Federico Palacios Martinez is Wolfsburg's top scorer so far this season.

Federico Palacios Martinez is Wolfsburg’s top scorer so far this season.


Wolfsburg suffered their second defeat in two weeks after previously defending an 11-game unbeaten record as they were beaten 2-1 by Hertha BSC at the weekend.

Shawn Kauter gave Hertha the lead early on but Wolfsburg immediately replied through Federico Palacios Martinez and it looked like it would be another standard win for the visitors.

Hertha came out fighting for the second half though and deserved their win. Eric Owusu scored the winner in the 53rd minute to send Hertha into third and just one point behind Werder Bremen.

Wolfsburg coach Dirk Kunert said: “We didn’t really get into the game and played a standard behind. Then we perked up well and scored a beautiful equalizer.

“Just before the break, we have a great opportunity to take the lead. After the change, we had a little trouble again and suffered.

“Hertha was of course a good opponent. But at least a draw would have suited the game.”

Werder Bremen 3-1 Osnabruck, Hamburger 0-3 Union Berlin, Holstein Kiel 2-1 Lubeck, Hansa Rostock 1-3 Rot Weib Erfurt, Hannover 96 0-1 Carl Zeiss Jena, Hertha 2-1 Wolfsburg, Dynamo Dresden 2-1 St Pauli.


Due to Wolfsburg’s past two games, Leverkusen are now the only unbeaten team in the whole Bundesliga U19.

This weekend, they travelled to Oberhausen and came away with a three-goal win.

Goals from Leon Heine, Pascal Richter and Paterson Chato gave Nils Drube’s side all three points.

Drube said: “We knew that this game would be more complicated than the last,” referring to their midweek win against Manchester United in the UEFA Youth League.

“The last few games have shown the development have taken the guys in the past few months. You know when all their strengths contribute, it’s hard to beat us.”

Bochum 2-0 Fortuna Dusseldorf, Borussia Dortmund 3-2 MSV Duisburg, Schalke 3-0 Wuppertaler, Oberhausen 0-3 Leverkusen, Theesen 0-1 Rot Weiss Essen, Arminia Bielefeld 0-2 Bonner, Koln 1-3 Borussia Moenchengladbach.


The Sud/Sudwest division is still as tight as ever as Mainz 05 held on to top spot despite a draw away at Kaiserlautern.

Hoffenheim are the latest team to jump up and put some pressure on the leaders as they ran out 4-1 winners against Astoria Walldorf. Joshua Mees and Baris Atik celebrated single efforts while Erdal Ozturk grabbed a brace.

Bayern Munich continue their shaky start to the youth season as they lost at home against Stuttgart. A single effort from Adrian Grbic was enough to see Stuttgart rise to third in the league.

Greuther Furth 0-0 Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich 0-1 Stuttgart, Karlsruher 2-0 Unterhaching, Astoria Walldorf 1-4 Hoffenheim, Kaiserlautern 0-0 Mainz 05, Augsburg 3-0 Wacker Burghausen, Freiburg 0-1 1860 Munich.

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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