Bayern Munich’s U-19 team had a busy week with a match in the Bundesliga, a match in the DFB-Pokal, and finding out who they’ll be facing in this year’s UEFA Youth League.
Lukas Sonnenwald scored in the opening minutes for SSV Ulm giving them the early lead. A first half red card for Luca Denk just before halftime doomed a come back effort from the Bavarians and they settled for a 0-1 loss.
Bayern XI: Hülsmann - Salihamidžić (38th Morrison), Denk, Janitzek, Brekner (46th Ibrahimovic) - Wanner (73rd Krätzig), Pavlovic (87th Dibrani), Wenig - Sanyang, Mamedova, Kabadayi
Bayern advanced to the Round of 16 of the DFB-Pokal Juniors this week with a 5-1 victory over TuS Koblenz. Braces from Yusuf Kabadayi and Younes Aitamer on either side of halftime eased the young Bavarians to the big win. Frans Krätzig also scored for Bayern.
Bayern XI: Markert - Sanyang (79. Salihamidžić), Buchmann, Janitzek, Marušić - Wanner (46. Wenig), Neziri, Krätzig - Kabadayi (46. Aitamer), Ibrahimovic (68. Hepburn), Dibrani
UEFA Youth League Draw
When the UEFA Champions League Draw happened this week, Bayern’s U-19 team found out their UEFA Youth League opponents. Since Barcelona, Benfica, and Dynamo Kyiv are all participating in the Youth League this season, that’s who Bayern will face since they were drawn in the same Champions League group.
U-19 head coach Danny Galm said the following about the draw:
“With Barcelona, Lisbon and Kiev, we have three very attractive opponents. It’s a very interesting competition. It will be extremely exciting to compete against FC Barcelona from La Masia. With Benfica we meet a club that is a top address in youth football and where more attractive football is played year after year. And Dynamo Kiev also proves that they train strong talents again and again. There are three great opponents.”