For the first time in the club history, the U19 of Borussia Dortmund is located in the quarterfinals of the Youth League. For the duel in the Champions League for junior teams against Atlético Madrid, BVB opens the gates for the signal Iduna Park.
Borussia Dortmund Fiebert on Wednesday not only the catch-up game of professionals in the Bundesliga against Mainz 05 (18:30 clock). Because in the afternoon (from 16:30 clock in the live ticker on Atlético Madrid) fight in Dortmund the juniors of BVB against Atlético Madrid around the entry into the Youth League semifinals.
Unlike usual, the duel does not take place this time on the training ground of Borussia in Brackel, where only a few hundred fans had come together to the last group match against Besiktas at the end of last year. This time, the BVB welcomes the opponent in the stadium of the professionals, ie in the Signal Iduna Park, where up to 25,000 spectators are currently admitted.
“We decided to leave our living room,” explained BVB young director Lars Ricken to the “Ruhr news”: “We want to give the guys the best ways to present themselves and play with us in the stadium. At the same time we can As a result, many fans offer the opportunity to see this game because we have found an extreme demand. “
“No advertising event” in the BVB Stadium
Dortmund’s Organizational Chief Christian Hockenjos expressed hope that a “five-digit audience number” coming together. On such a scenario, join BVB on Wednesday. “The guys have Bock on it and they have earned themselves,” says that at the same time emphasized that such a backdrop is “extremely good” for the development of the gifted talents.
The team of U19-Coach Mike Tullberg had prevailed away in Empoli and Manchester United after oversight group phase. According to Atlético Madrid in the Great Stadium, Ricken has not to do anything to do with that the BVB uses the international platform to attract new promising talents.
“It should not be a promotional event for foreign youth players, but it is primarily a way to trade and develop themselves for our youth players at the highest level,” said the Champions League winner of 1997.