SVWW narrow defeat to Champions in season finale
SV Wehen Wiesbaden lost its home fixture 2:4 against FC Bayern Munich II on Sunday, November 1. Gianluca Korte (9’) and Jakov Medic (39’) scored for the Red and Blacks, each time putting them into the lead.
With one exception, SVWW manager, Rüdiger Rehm, started the same XI from the away win against Magdeburg. Phillip Tietz was the only change, starting at centre forward for Johannes Wurtz, who was not available due to an ankle injury.
In the first few minutes of the game, FC Bayern II was the dominant team. SVWW had difficulty challenging for the ball against the agile players from Munich. Jan-Fiete who popped up in front of Tim Boss after a deep pass had the makings of the lead goal for the guests. But, the FCB forward didn’t quite strike the ball properly - no danger for the SVWW keeper (4’).
The Red and Blacks then gave a text-book lesson in efficiency: From Maurice Malone and Benedict Hollerbach, the ball reached Sascha Mockenhaupt who passed to our number 7 Gianluca Korte, who hammered the ball into the guest net (9’).
However, the Munich XI remained dangerous in their attacking game. Leon Dajaku made a sharp pass into the box to Niclas Kühn who came up short against Tim Boss and the crossbar (13’). While the Red and Blacks were doing much better in the duels, the young Bayern II players again and again showed flashes of their top class, pushing the hosts back into their own half. Tiago Dantas tried a long shote after a good 20 minutes but missed the Boss goal by a lot.
During this phase of the game, SVWW only managed a few shots to relieve the pressure. But they defended with passion against the lively Bavarians. And up front, the situation was dangerous again thanks to a defender. After a set piece, Florian Carstens muscled his way past three Bayern II players and passed to Hollerbach whose shot was blocked at the last minute (24’).
The hosts were now coming into their own, allowing a balanced game to develop. Bayern continued to have more possession but the Red and Blacks were posing a greater danger when switching the direction of play. Neither team gave an inch in their one-on-one challenges.
The guests got the equaliser in the 33rd minute after a foul in midfield. Angelo Stiller crossed from a free kick to Jamie Lawrence whose header hit the post. On the rebound, Timo Kern shoved the ball over the line.
But SVWW too can do set pieces. On the opposite side, Lawrence stopped Tietz with a tactical foul, after which the free kick by Korte sailed into the FCB penalty area. Taken by: Jakov Medic, who drove the ball into the net at full force and from the same position as Korte before him, to go into the lead again (39’). The game now picked up speed, but the young Bavarians showed no sign of being in shock. Only three minutes later, Stiller passed to Leon Dajaku in midfield, whose header went in over Tim Boss to make it 2:2 (42’). Paterson Chato replied on the opposite side, with a firm shot from 16 metres out, which was saved by Ron-Thorben Hoffman. The subsequent corner made no difference, and the teams went into the break at 2:2.
It was very clear right after the restart that the teams wouldn’t be taking a breather in this second half. Referee Konrad Oldhafer decided on a penalty after a challenge by Medic on Stiller. Kern took up the challenge and scored the 3:2 for the guests (49’).
It then took the SVWW men a few minutes to get back into the game, but they took courage in attack. Mockenhaupt and Malone came up the right wing, but the firm shot by our number 11 went past the post, as did Dennis Kempe’s attempt shortly after (57’/62’).
Nonetheless, the two shots gave the Red and Blacks confidence going forward. While SVWW got up close to the Bayern goal again and again, there were just no clear opportunities for shooting. That changed when Malone intercepted a sloppy pass to FCB keeper Hoffmann and turned the ball round. But, the angle was too sharp as the ball was taken too far, and Malone was unable to put the ball in the net (75’). The Red and Blacks were now pushing for the equaliser. Mockenhaupt came rushing in after a cross from Korte but his shot from the edge of the box missed the Munich goal by millimetres (77’).
The Bayern Reserve carved out a few opportunities to counterattack where the hosts had moved up the field. Boss won out with his strong reflex reaction against Kühn and Dajaku (78’/79’). But, in the 82nd minute, even he didn’t have a hope. After an SVWW free kick, the Bavarians counter attacked through Kühn. At the first attempt, Boss held the upper hand, but against Remy Vita, who was also on the counterattack, even the SVWW keeper was powerless - 2:4.
In the dying moments of the match, the Red and Blacks threw everything forward to try and rescue a point, but the final score stayed at 2:4.
SVWW: Boss – Mockenhaupt, Carstens, Medic, Kempe – Chato, Lais (81’ Gürleyen) – Hollerbach (63’ Kuhn), Korte, Malone – Tietz (63’ Schwede)