What a debut for Oldenburg’s new coach Fuat Kiliç. Two days after taking office, he celebrated a 2-1 (1-1) home win against Borussia Dortmund II, a direct competitor in the relegation battle.
His personnel decisions were decisive for the important threesome. Linus Schäfer (starting eleven) and Ayodele Adetula (substitute shortly before the end) scored the goals for Lower Saxony.
“The boys simply deserved it. I saw a team that was just up for it, that was hot, that really wanted to. And it’s a great feeling that the boys are rewarded for the effort they put in today have,” said an overjoyed Kiliç after the game in the NDR interview.
In the table, Oldenburg has not only given up the red lantern, but also only one point behind the saving bank. There the SpVgg Bayreuth ranks, where the Oldenburgers are guests on Saturday (2 p.m., in the NDR Livecenter).
VfB Youngster Schäfer with first profit goal
Kiliç made three changes to the team compared to the 0:2 in Osnabrück: Kamer Krasniqi, Schäfer and Rafael Brand started. And the new coach showed a lucky touch: because it was youngster Schäfer who took the lead in Oldenburg. The 19-year-old didn’t let Manfred Starke stop him in the penalty area and shot the ball under the crossbar with his left foot for his first professional goal (8′).
But the joy of the Oldenburgs did not last long. Completely undisturbed by the VfB defence, Falko Michel headed in to make it 1-1 (18′). The hosts didn’t let that bother them and continued to create chances: Max Wegner (22′, 32′) and Starke (28′) failed to get through to BVB keeper Marcel Lotka.
Mielitz fends off penalty kicks
And so the Kiliç-Elf almost went into the break with a deficit: Leon Deichmann let a harmless cross pass, Michel therefore appeared free in front of goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz, who brought down the Dortmund player. Mielitz made up for his faux-pas and saved Antonos Papadopoulos’ penalty (42′).
Krasniqi twice unlucky
It took 12 minutes in the second half before there was another scene in the penalty area: Krasniqi’s shot touched the outside of the post – but the goal would not have counted due to a previous offside position. A little later the ball was even in the net, Krasniqi was involved again, but again it was offside (65′).
Joker Adetula stabs
VfB was the more dangerous team, Dortmund mostly remained harmless offensively. Mielitz only had to intervene again in the 79th minute, when the Oldenburg keeper fished a long-range shot from Bjarne Pudel out of the corner.
Coach Kiliç had another idea in the 85th minute and brought on Adetula. Three minutes later, he scored the 2-1 winning goal for VfB after a match by Brand. After five defeats in a row, the Oldenburg team were able to celebrate a win again. “It’s our turn again,” said the stadium announcer, who was sparsely filled with just 1,200 spectators in Hanover. The VfB fans cheered loudly.
Game statistics VfB Oldenburg – Borussia Dortmund II
Matchday 27, 03/15/2023 7:00 p.m
|Borussia Dortmund II||1|
- 1:0 shepherd (8th)
- 1:1 F Michel (18th)
- 2:1 Adetula (87.)
VfB Oldenburg: Mielitz – Möschl, L. Deichmann, Steurer, Knystock – Zietarski, Schäfer (62. Hasenhüttl) – Brand, Krasniqi, Starke (85. Adetula) – Wegner (78. Bookjans)
Borussia Dortmund II: Lotka – Papadopoulos (89th Otuali), Pan (89th Akono), Dams, S. Coulibaly (61st Pudel) – Özkan, Rothe (61st Tattermusch) – Eberwein, F. Michel (76th Pasalic) – Pohlmann, Njinmah
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NDR 2 Sports | 03/15/2023 | 11:03 p.m