The BVB II regional league leaders also won in Oberhausen. Thanks to Tobias Rachel, Dortmund defends their lead at the top of the standings.
The table leader Borussia Dortmund visited the Rot-Weiß Oberhausen on Sunday. Persecuted Root Weiss Essen had done his homework the day before, winning 2–0 at the SV Stralin. As a result, RWE has narrowed the title race gap, at least for now, to six points. In the tough match away from Niederrhein, BVB had the opportunity to increase their lead once again – in a more playable match. An arduous task awaits coach Enrico Mason’s team. Oberhausen is third in the second half of the season and has so far lost only two of its 16 home matches. But the visitors took this hurdle and won 1-0 (1-0).
Rachel’s penalty kick is enough for Dortmund
Dortmund had to do without Ansgar Knauf and captain Stephen Tigges, both of whom were part of the first team in the home game against Werder Bremen. But professional Felix Baslak was again in the starting line-up. But even without the attacking trio Knauf, Tiggs and Doman (injured), the first sprinter got off to a good start and set the tone in the first half. As a result, Maaßen-Elf took the lead in the 18th minute with a penalty kick from midfielder Tobias Rachel. RWO defender Pierre Fasnacht had previously ousted Alaa Bakr from Dortmund.
After the break, RWO got stronger and had two good chances to equalize with “Junior” Oubeyapwa (67), who hit the bar, and Jerome Propheter. In stoppage time, Sven Kreyer missed a promising position. Dortmund achieved victory from a distance and was unbeaten away from home.
Next Saturday (2 pm) he will continue the BVB reserve with the derby against U23 from FC Schalke 04. Meanwhile, Rot-Weiss Essen hosts VfB Homberg. RWO is a guest in Backlight Rot Weiss Ahlen.