Youth: U15s still not conceded – Special praise for U12s

Not just the two oldest youth teams at Bayer 04 have started the new season. The majority of younger year groups are also involved in competitive action.

The new season for the Black and Red U15s began two weeks ago. In the U15 Regional League West, the team coached by Markus Daun and Erdal Celik picked up six points in the first two matches. The wins against Schonneback (3-0) and at Viktoria Köln (4-0) were followed at the weekend by a 0-0 draw against VfB Waltrop at Kurtekotten. It's worth noting: The Leverkusen U15 team are not only unbeaten after three games but also have yet to concede – the only team in the league with that record.

"The match against Waltrop is very important for the development of the team. The lads had to keep calm and be disciplined in following tactical principles," explained Daun. The next league match for the U15s is at Wuppertaler SV on Saturday, 26 September (kick-off: 15.00 CET).

U12s with "probably the best game of the season"

While the Bayer 04 U14 and U13 sides won their league clashes (see below), the U12 team had a friendly against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim as there were no league matches at the weekend. The team coached by Pierre de Wit and Maximilian Straub narrowly lost 3-2 in three 30- minute sections. De Wit backed his team by saying it was "probably their best game this season" against good opposition from Hoffenheim.

RSC wins for U11s and U10s

The Leverkusen U11 side won twice at the weekend. A 16-2 victory in a friendly against Victoria Köln on Friday was followed two days later by a 5-0 victory against MSV Duisburg in the Reviersportcup. That means the squad coached by Sebastian Lang and Fritz Vosen have won all of the last three RSC clashes. "The lads have been very successful in attack and defence and were able to control the match for 60 minutes," said Lang. "It was only before the goal that there was somewhat of a lack of tempo and precision."

The Bayer 04 U10s have also won their RSC game. The home game against the Schalke youth team ended with a 3-2 victory. And one of the positive aspects for the Black and Reds was coming back from 2-1 down in the final third. Marvin Schmitz, together with Alexander Nuss, is responsible for the team: "It was a very intense game. The teams battling performance and attitude is definitely worth the praise. In the end the opponents were more tired than others so that we were able to score the winner just before the end."

Youth team results:

Bayer 04 U19 v Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-1 (L)
Fortuna Köln v Bayer 04 U17 2-2 (L)
Bayer 04 U15 v VfB Waltrop 0-0 (L)
Bayer 04 U14 v MSV Duisburg 2-1 (L)
SC Paderborn v Bayer 04 U13 0-4 (L)
JFS Köln U14 v Bayer 04 U13 0-9 (F)
Bayer 04 U12 v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-3 (F)
Bayer 04 U11 v Viktoria Köln 16-2 (F)
Bayer 04 U11 v MSV Duisburg 5-0 (RSC)
Bayer 04 U10 v FC Schalke 04 3-2 (RSC)
Bayer 04 U8 v FC Pesch U9 no result (L)

(L) = League | (F) = Friendly| (RSC) = Reviersportcup

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