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Frankfurt with a victory in the first friendly

Without the 2014 world champion Mario Götze, Eintracht Frankfurt started the new season with a befitting victory. The winner of the Europa League won 14-0 (6-0) against the Hessian district upper division club SV Nieder-Weisel in Butzbach.

Top newcomer Götze was rested in the one-sided game due to slight muscular problems. The guests took the lead against the eight-class amateurs after just 39 seconds, the top scorers being newcomer Randal Kolo Muani and Goncalo Paciencia, each with three goals.

Coach Oliver Glasner’s team made their first competitive appearance in the first DFB-Pokal on August 1 (8:45 p.m.) at second-division promoted team 1. FC Magdeburg.

Second shooting festival for promoted Schalke

Promoted Schalke 04 celebrated the second shooting match in the second preparatory game. Three days after beating Oberliga side VfB Hüls 14-0, the Royal Blues won 7-0 (6-0) at the Lower Saxony regional league club Blau-Weiss Lohne.

Midfielder Danny Latza (10′, 39′) scored twice, as did newcomer Sebastian Polter (15′, 27′). Florent Mollet (28th), second division record scorer Simon Terodde (34th), who formed a storm duo with Polter for the first time, and Marvin Pieringer (54th) scored the other goals. In the second half, the Gelsenkirchen team took it much easier after replacing the entire eleven.

Hertha BSC is struggling in Babelsberg

Hertha BSC celebrated their second win in the second preparatory game under new coach Sandro Schwarz. After the 6-0 win against Berlin’s sixth division club TuS Makkabi, the old lady struggled to win 1-0 (1-0) at regional division club SV Babelsberg. Marco Richter scored the only goal in the ninth minute.

In the second half, goalkeeper Rune Jarstein made his comeback after 468 days. The 37-year-old had not played since March 21, 2021 due to a corona infection with a severe course of the disease, subsequent heart muscle inflammation and a two-month sports ban as well as knee surgery.

SC Freiburg only 0-0 in the first test

SC Freiburg missed a win in the first friendly in preparation for the new season. Last season’s surprise team couldn’t get more than 0-0 against newly promoted third division team SV Elversberg 07.

National player Matthias Ginter made his debut after returning to the Breisgauers and was on the pitch for 45 minutes. The 28-year-old moved from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Freiburg, where he had already played from 2012 to 2014.

The game took place in front of around 4,800 fans in the Dreisamstadion – the former home of Freiburg. In a largely unspectacular game, SC substitute goalkeeper Benjamin Uphoff saved an Elversberger penalty (20′).

Wolfsburg disappointed in “mini tournament”

VfL Wolfsburg missed out on victory in the friendly tournament played by third division club VfL Osnabrück. The team of new coach Niko Kovac had to admit defeat against the hosts with 1:3, against the second division side Hannover 96 it was only enough for a 1:1. The goals for the wolves were scored by Sebastiaan Bornauw and Luca Waldschmidt.

The tournament lasted 45 minutes. The Osnabrück team secured the victory, also beating Hannover 3:1.

VfB Stuttgart started the season with an easy win

VfB Stuttgart started the new season with an easy friendly win. The Swabians won 7-1 (4-0) at the state league club SV Böblingen. Alou Kuol (71st, 76th, 84th) scored three times, Chris Führich (16th, 35th) twice. The other goals were scored by Enzo Millot (24′) and Thomas Kastanaras (38′).

Stars Sasa Kalajdzic and Borna Sosa, who are willing to change, were absent due to longer vacations, as was Atakan Karazor, who is still in custody for a possible crime in Ibiza.

Next friendly win for Union Berlin

Union Berlin also won the second friendly in preparation. Three days after the 3-1 win over Viktoria Berlin, the Union beat second division promoted 1. FC Magdeburg 4-1 (2-1).

The goals for the Europa League participant were scored by Andreas Voglsammer (1st), Kevin Behrens (8th), Keita Endo (54th) and Tim Skarke (87). Baris Atik (33′) scored the goal from Magdeburg in the meantime.

FSV Mainz 05 wins 4-0 in Worms

Only after an increase in performance in the second half did Mainz win a test match at regional league team Wormatia Worms 4-0 (0-0). The goals for the guests were scored by Ben Bobzien (58′), Marlon Mustapha (60′) and Danny Schmidt and Dominik Kohr in stoppage time.

Coach Bo Svensson’s team played their first competitive match in the first round of the DFB Cup on July 31 (6 p.m.) at Erzgebirge Aue, which had been relegated to the second division.

VfL Bochum wins the test in Bocholt

VfL Bochum celebrated their second win in the third friendly. After initial difficulties, coach Thomas Reis’ team won 3-1 (0-1) at the regional league club 1. FC Bocholt. New signing Jordi Osei-Tutu (56′) and Silvere Ganvoula (73′, 75′) turned the game around. Malek Fakhro (44th) put Bocholt in the lead.

The Bochum team won the start of the test 2-0 at regional league club Wuppertaler SV, followed by a 1-1 draw at premier league club 1. FC Monheim. On July 30th, regional league club Viktoria Berlin will be waiting for VfL in the first round of the DFB Cup. In the Bundesliga, Bochum will face FSV Mainz 05 a week later.

Hoffenheim easily wins against Walldorf

In preparation for the coming Bundesliga season, TSG Hoffenheim had a commanding success in a friendly. The team of the new coach Andre Breitenreiter won 4-0 (2-0) against the regional league club Astoria Walldorf.

Jakob Bruun Larsen scored twice for the ninth-placed team from last season (3rd, 24th). In the second half, Muhammed Damar (75′) and Fisnik Asllani (79′) scored the other goals.

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