Fink retains Dortmund’s title in the U19 Championship

Dortmund U19s defended their title as German champions. Dortmund BVB came from behind against Hertha Berlin and had a tough duel – including two penalties.

Exhilaration after the crucial goal: Fink (left) releases his emotions freely.
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Hertha BSC BVB received the final of the German A-Junior Championship and was expecting a dangerous storm duo Fink/Rijkhoff. Since Rykhov, who contributed 15 goals in the main role, was only on the bench, Fink ran alongside Benoy Jettens and Gurbuz in the black and yellow storm.

Herta uses the first urgency stage

But for now, the focus should be on Dortmund’s defence. Because Hertha got off to a much better start and pressed Dortmund’s goal from the start. Osterzinski thwarted the first opportunity (6), before Rolick narrowly failed to make it 1-0 (7). The BVB had major problems, especially in building the game and recorded several losses with the ball in their own half. This was also the case before Berlin made it 1-0, when Blue and White took the ball on the right and Wollschläger scored after the subsequent cross (12).

However, BVB quickly recovered from the deficit and relied on safety in his game through possession of the ball. Hertha took a step back and expected Dortmund to play in midfield. After Ruth missed an equalizer (18′), Wollschläger missed two goals on the other side (20′).

Punishment Scene Inspires BVB

BVB only really started playing after not awarding a penalty. After Eichberger dropped Fink in the penalty area with a strong physical effort, the siren did not go off (30th place) and the Eredivisie seemed to be replaced. Benoy-Gittens capped the fireworks with the struggling Dortmunders’ chances (32, 33) with a deserved draw (37). Shortly before the end of the first half, Dortmund (44) and Hertha (45 + 1) squandered chances to score 2-1 before the lively first half ended.

The Game Turned: Fink Stabilizes After Changing Sides

The second half was also starting with events: Fink followed him with counter-pressing and, after a superb one-on-one action, hit the ball low into the net from close range (47′). After a short break, Cicek almost scored a free kick equalizer (59), until the other side got the second disputed penalty scene: Kesek grabbed more opponents than the ball with a tackle against Simic from behind, referee Justin Hassmann did not whistle again ( 64′).

With the start of the final stage, both teams raised the tempo again. Dortmund missed the initial decision (74, 76, 78) and was unable to extend the lead. In the 82nd minute of the match, Quasigrosz kept Hertha in the match with a strong reaction, so Hertha was only one goal away from overtime.

Goals and cards

1: 0wool racket (12′, right foot, Eitschberger)

1: 1Benno Jittens (37′, right foot, Ruth)

1: 2pulsate (49′, left foot)

Hertha Berlin


Borussia Dortmund


referee team

Justin Joel Hasman

game info


The stadium in the throwing field

And the Berlin players, who were stuck in the Dortmund penalty area, were no longer able to score this goal. For the BVB it is the ninth under-19 title and at the same time the title defense after the last round had not happened in the past two seasons due to Corona. Hertha lost their second U19 final in their history after winning in 2018.

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