Bayern Munich II went to second place FC Saarbrücken and took all three points on Sunday with a solid performance. Nineteen year old Lenn Jastremski grabbed the winner just before halftime with his first goal in a Bayern II jersey.
There were a bunch of changes to the squad with Ron-Thorben Hoffmann, Josip Stanisic, Rémy Vita, Timo Kern, Maxi Zaiser and Jamie Lawrence in the starting eleven instead of Lukas Schneller, Jannik Rochelt, Kilian Senkbeil, Alexander Lungwitz, Taylor Booth and Dennis Waidner. It should also be noted that Tiago Dantas, Fiete Arp and Leon Dajaku were not in the squad for this match.
Timo Kern opened the scoring in the 14th minute for Bayern II with his team-leading sixth goal of the season. Unfortunately, the lead only lasted 12 minutes before the Saarbrücken equalizer. Tobias Jänicke knocked in a rebound after Anthony Barylla’s initial shot. Then, just before halftime, Jastremski scored to give Bayern II the lead which would stand until the final whistle.
“It was a high-intensity third division game and there were outstanding scenes on both sides,” head coach Holger Seitz said. “In the first half in particular, we had good order on the defensive and good ideas on the offensive. In the second section we defended with a lot of passion”
Bayern XI: Hoffmann - Stanisic, Arrey-Mbi, Lawrence, Vita - Feldhahn, Stiller, Zaiser, Scott (70. Rochelt), Kern (70. Kühn) - Jastremski (89. Booth)
Despite the three points, Bayern II are down in 16th place, just one point clear of the relegation zone. The good news, however, is that a couple of positive results could catapult them right back up the table.
The Bavarians have two more matches remaining in the first half of the season with Duisburg visiting the Bayern Campus and a trip to Unterhaching. Neither club is currently lighting up the league with Duisburg on 14 points and Unterhaching on 16 points. Bayern II snagging all six points here is a definite possibility.