FC Bayern II Gets Back On Track with 3-2 Victory over SpVgg Bayern Hof

Alexander Hassenstein

Julian Green "doppelback" is enough to push the reserves seven points clear in the Bayern Regionalliga.

The reserve train kept rolling this week with a 3-2 victory in the Städtisches Stadion against SpVgg Bayern Hof, their ninth victory in ten games.

Don't look now, but a third of the way through the season, FC Bayern München II now have put a little distance between them and their Regionalliga Bayern competition.

Erik ten Hag can think German-American Julian Green this week, as the 18-year-old scored two goals in the second half to make the lead insurmountable for their opponents.

Bayern Hof got stuck in traffic on the way to Munich, so referee Andreas Hartl delayed the game 23 minutes in order for the visitors to prepare properly. The bus may have been late, but the players seemed to show up later; it only took Dennis Chessa 15 minutes to beat goalkeeper Jiri Bartelmann with a far corner strike.

After tearing apart the Bayern Hof defense in the first half, Green stepped up his attacks and eventually hoofed one in from 11 meters out in the 53rd minute. Bayern Hof wasted no time getting one back, with Daniel Meyer scoring off a corner kick.

Green eventually put the game out of reach with a 12 meter strike, although a consolation goal from Hofs Cenk Imsak made the match seem closer than it actually was.

With ten Hag trying to rotate his squad a bit, Green started in the place of Mitchell Weiser as part of the Dutch manager's 4-1-4-1. That means defenders Vladimir Rankovic, Stefan Buck and Benno Schmitz are the only three reserves to start every match. Weiser, along with Bastian Fischer, got their days started in the 60th minute, with ten Hag only using two substitutes.

It will be a short week for ten Hag's side as the reserves have a Tuesday match against 13th place Schweinfurt. The way that they are rolling, do not be surprised if the FC Bayern II become the first team to 30 points in the Regionalliga.

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