Borussia Dortmund claimed a 3-2 win over fourth division side Rot-Weiß Oberhausen in their second pre-season friendly of the summer. Here are three things we learned from the game.
With Borussia Dortmund known for being a club that gives opportunities to young players, a number of talented youngsters got some first-team minutes during the friendly against RW Oberhausen. Kjell-Arik Wätjen (17) and Rafael Lubach (18) and the highly touted Paris Brunner (17) all featured in the second half for Edin Terzic’s side. The two midfielders in particular brought some control into the match, showing good ability on the ball.
Brunner looked active, though was muscled off the ball by a player over ten years his senior. The talented forward already impressed at the U-17 Euros, taking home the Golden Boot. While he may not be first-team ready quite yet, Brunner clearly has the potential to be a top player.
Last year’s U-19s captain Nnamdi Collins featured as well. He will likely be a part of the BVB U-23s this season.
Guille Bueno, who impressed in the first friendly, looked good at times again in this game and also carried the ball well. Bueno did lose possession on a few occasions, but had little support from Hazard in front of him and suffered from not getting some soft foul calls.