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Borussia win the “Cup der Traditionen”

The Foals picked up one win against MSV Duisburg (1-0) and drew 0-0 with Athletic Bilbao to win the “schauinsland reisen CUP DER TRADITIONEN”.

A 13th-minute own goal from Duisburg’s Sebastian Mai saw Borussia to a 1-0 win over MSV in what was their first 45-minute match of the day. They then played out a goalless draw against Athletic Bilbao. The Zebras and the Basque-based side then drew 1-1 in their match, meaning Borussia were crowned cup champions.

LINEUP

For the fixture against MSV Duisburg, head coach Daniel Farke opted for Tobias Sippel between the sticks, as well as a back four of Simon Walde, Jamil Najjar, Tony Jantschke and Luca Netz. Rocco Reitz and Oscar Fraulo formed a midfield pivot, with Patrick Herrmann and Yvandro Borges Sanches starting on the wings. Torben Müsel slotted into the number 10 position behind lone striker Conor Noß.

Farke then made three changes to the starting lineup for the second match, with Joe Scally, Marvin Friedrich and Ko Itakura coming on for Walde, Najjar and Müsel.

SQUAD NEWS

Unavailable for Borussia today were Nico Elvedi (knee), Stefan Lainer (illness), Lars Stindl (workload management), Ramy Bensebaini (lack of training), Manu Koné (recovery), Jordan Beyer (knock) and Jacob Italiano (slight thigh issue).

FIRST-HALF HIGHLIGHTS (vs. MSV DUISBURG)

13’: Borussia take the lead! Noß is played in behind nicely and beats Duisburg’s Mai to the ball. The defender makes a last-ditch effort to win the ball and gets a foot to it, but unfortunately for him, it goes straight into the MSV goal to make it 1-0 to the Foals!

38’: Frey gets past Borges Sanches on the edge of our box and decides to take aim, but his effort goes well wide of the goal.

SECOND-HALF HIGHLIGHTS (vs. ATHLETIC BILBAO

5’: VfL get their first real chance, as Fraulo knocks it past Yeray and has a go from a tight angle. His shot flies just past the outside of the left post.

7’: The Spanish side get their first opportunity: Arthuer brings down a chipped through ball well and tries to find the left corner of the goal from the edge of the penalty area, only just misfiring.

24’: Athletic try out a rehearsed move from a corner, which leads to Muniain bringing the ball to the edge of the penalty box. He leaves it for Paris, whose first-time effort only just goes wide of Sippel’s goal.

44’: Sippel with a double save! Munian crosses in the free-kick from the right side of the pitch, perfectly picking out the head of Izeta, who forces the Gladbach keeper into a strong save. Sippel gets back to his feet to match the second Bilbao attempt, getting a strong left hand out to parry the ball away from goal.

MATCH STATS

Duisburg: Müller – Bitter, Mai, Fleckstein, Kölle – Ajani, Bakalorz, Jander, Pusch – Frey, Bakir

Borussia: Sippel – Walde (11' Scally), Najjar, Jantschke, Netz – Reitz, Fraulo – Herrmann, Müsel, Borges Sanches – Noß

Goals: 0-1 Mai OG (13')

 

Borussia: Sippel – Scally (23' Hofmann), Jantschke (23' Gaal), Friedrich, Netz (23' Wolf) – Itakura, Reitz (23' Neuhaus) – Herrmann, Fraulo, Borges Sanches (23' Plea) – Noß (23' Thuram)

Bilbao: Astulez – Arana, Moreno, Lopez, Izeta – Munian, Arruti, Paris – Arthuer, Williams, Remiro

Goals: none

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