U19s fall to Eintracht Frankfurt
Martín Demichelis and Danny Schwarz’s Bayern Munich U19 team came up short against Eintracht Frankfurt over the weekend, snapping a six-match winning streak. Ryan Johansson grabbed the opening goal for Bayern, but it would not be enough as Abdulkerim Cakar scored a goal in each half to lead Frankfurt for the win.
Bayern made only two changes to the lineup that won the last match before the international break. Jonas Kehl came in for Ivan Mihaljevic, and Joshua Zirkzee started in place of Moritz Mosandl.
Marvin Cuni, Malik Tillman, and Zirkzee almost came through early for Bayern with a goal, but none of the three were able to score. Then, in the 25th minute, Johansson found the back of the net to put Bayern up. Unfortunately, Frankfurt were awarded a penalty a little later, and Cakar converted for his first goal of the match.
Despite all the chances for Bayern in the second half, it was Frankfurt who would grab the winner. Cakar scored on a counterattack to send the Eagles to victory and the full three points. It is, unfortunately, a lesson as old as time in this sport. If you don’t convert your chances and are pressing forward looking for the goal, you leave yourself open to counterattacks from pacey players.
After the loss, Bayern sit in fourth place in the A-Junioren Bundesliga Süd/Südwest; however, the leaders sit only 2 points ahead of them: Mainz 28 points, Hoffenheim and Stuttgart 27 points, and Bayern 26 points.
Bayern XI: Schneller - Waidner, Daniliuc, Arrey-Mbi (46. Mihaljevic), Kehl (79. Timossi Andersson) – Tillman, Booth – Batista-Meier – Cuni (46. Herrmann), Zirkzee (46. Halbich), Johansson
Bayern have only two more league matches before the winter break, facing Karlsruher SC and Augsburg; however, they also have two more UEFA Youth League matches to play, against Red Star and Tottenham Hostpur.
U17s edge Greuther Fürth
Miroslav Klose’s Bayern Munich U17 team bounced back with a 1-0 win over Greuther Fürth. It’s a great response following their last match prior to the international break — an embarrassing 7-1 thrashing at the hands of Augsburg. Klose made some big changes from that match starting Gabriel Marusic, Justin Janitzek, Younes Aitamer, and Marcel Wenig in favor of Luca Denk, Pepe Brekner, Jamal Musiala, and Nemanja Motika.
Wenig grabbed the opener for Bayern in the 11th minute. The 15-year-old nearly made it 2-0 in the 26th minute, but he was unable to convert his chance. Franz Krätzig managed to score the 2-0, but his goal was called back for offside.
As the match played out, both sides came close to scoring, but neither team was able to find a goal. Yusuf Kabadayi had the best opportunity to put the U17s up 2-0, but he also couldn’t find the back of the net. Bayern would hold on for the 1-0 victory.
The win puts Bayern back within striking distance of the top of the B-Junioren Bundesliga Süd/Südwest table. Bayern are now in third place, 5 points behind leaders Hoffenheim and 3 points behind Mainz.
Bayern XI: Schenk – Marusic, Morrison (41. Reinelt), Janitzek – Brückner, Neziri – Aitamer, Krätzig (53. Mamedova), Wenig, Fust (46. Motika) – Kabadayi (69. Musiala)
Bayern have three more matches before the winter break. Next week, they’ll play Eintracht Frankfurt, before ending December with matches against Wehen Wiesbaden and Hoffenheim.
Frauen II top Ingolstadt
Leonie Weber scored on either side of halftime to lead Bayern Munich Frauen II to a 2-1 win over Ingolstadt in the 2.Frauen Bundesliga. The match was also an opportunity for Simone Boye Sørensen to get an hour of playing time as she continues to recover from her injury.
Bayern’s first goal came from a long ball over the top to Gia Corley. The talented forward brought the ball down and put a shot on target, but it was saved. Weber, however, was on hand to punch in the rebound to put Bayern up 1-0. Ramona Meier equalized for Ingolstadt just after the halftime start, when an Ingolstadt free kick somehow got through everyone to her at the back post.
Weber’s second goal came, once again, off of a rebound. Corley got through the Ingolstadt defense and forced the goalkeeper into a save. The ball bounced high in the air into the path of Weber, and she headed it into the match of the net for the 2-0 win.
With the win, Bayern II jump up the 2.Frauen Bundesliga table into fifth place on 18 points, 9 points behind leaders Werder Bremen. It’s a very congested table with only 6 points separating Bayern II from their current position and the relegation zone.
Bayern XI: Weimar — Bernhardt, Huber, Sørensen (61. Woldmann), White — Kögel, Köster, Donhauser, Pfluger — Weber (88. Formanski), Corley
There are two matches left for Bayern II before the winter break. Next week, Bayern II will play SV Meppen who sit five points ahead in the table. Then, on the last matchday, Bayern II will face the last place team FFC Frankfurt II.
See the match highlights here.
Frauen U17 smash SC Dortelweil
After building a two-goal lead thanks to Ines Husic and Loreta Lulaj, Bayern Munich Frauen U17 effectively ended the match with their third goal just before the halftime whistle from Sadakat Saygili.
Michelle Meyer added a goal shortly after the second half kickoff, and Jana Rittner finished off the game with Bayern’s fifth of the match in stoppage time.
The 5-0 victory is a big one for Bayern, as there’s just one more match before the team heads off for their winter break. Next weekend, they’ll travel to face Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern XI: Bayernschmidt — Meyer (61. Hüttner), Saygili, Husic, Schauer (61. Kraus) — Spielvogel (67. Wirth), Vidovic — Rittner (75. Bohn), Gkasimpagiazova (67. Schmidpeter), Lulaj — Frank
The win moves Bayern up into fourth place with 17 points in the B-Junioninen Bundesliga Süd. Tied on points with FFC Frankfurt, the Frauen U17 have a five point gap above and below them in the table.