Bayern Munich II lost a friendly on Saturday against 2.Bundesliga side Erzgebirge Aue. The 0-3 result will be disappointing for manager Holger Seitz in his first game back in charge, but the young Bavarians have another couple of friendlies as prep before the new 3.Liga season begins.
Seitz will be pleased that it took until he made multiple changes at halftime before Aue was able to crack the Bayern net. Philipp Zulechner, Calogero Rizzuto, and Sascha Härtel all scored in the second half for Aue.
In other news, the club has decided that with the departure of Otschi Wreidt to Willem II in the Eredivisie, the Bayern II #10 shirt will go to midfielder Timo Kern.
We are, however, seeing what the Bayern II coaching staff feels is their strongest starting lineup following the summer departures. It’s an eleven that skews younger than last season, but there’s enough — ‘veteran’ isn’t the right word — seasoned experience in the side that should help the younger players promoted up from the club’s U-19 side continue to adjust to the higher level.
Bayern XI: Hoffmann (46. Wagner) - Yilmaz, Feldhahn, Lawrence, Waidner (46. Brückner) - Stiller (46. Booth), Welzmüller (46. Scott), Zaiser (77. Mihaljevic), Kern (46. Rochelt) - Karatas, Dajaku (46. Jastremski)
Bayern II will begin 3.Liga play against Türkgücü Munich on September 19. Still, there are a few friendlies to play before then. On Friday September 4th, they will play Red Bull Salzburg. Then, in their final friendly of the summer, Bayern II will play Unterhaching on September 11th.