SV Wehen Wiesbaden lost 0:2 (0:1) to the FC Bayern Munich reserve team on the 27th match day. After five wins in a row, the Red and Black winning streak came to an end at the Städtisches Stadium on Grünwalder Straße.
Manager Rüdiger Rehm made three changes to the team that beat 1. FC Magdeburg at home: Paterson Chato replaced Dennis Kempe who was sitting out a yellow card suspension, Gianluca Korte moved into the team for the injured Kevin Lankford and Johannes Wurtz started in attack for Phillip Tietz. In addition, SVWW captain Sebastian Mrowca came back into the squad for the first time after a long injury, against the club where he played his under-age football.
The Red and Blacks started wide awake and with a good level of intensity in their challenges against this strong FC Bayern second team. Early pressing and disrupting their opponents game build-up meant that the first good goal opportunity was not long in coming. After winning the ball, Gianluca Korte crossed, and both Gustaf Nilsson and Johannes Wurtz showed presence of mind in letting it pass by. The ball was difficult to take and Maurice Malone just put it slightly over the cross bar at the far post (4’).
At the other end of the field, Sarpreet Singh gave off the first warning shot. However, SVWW keeper, Tim Boss, didn’t have to intervene in the shot taken from the edge of the penalty area (11’). During this relatively balanced starting phase, the guests had a slight edge. The back four provided a strong line around defence boss Sascha Mockenhaupt, and in attack Korte and Malone made their mark along the wing time and again. Nilsson headed a free kick from Korte towards the goal but FCB keeper, Lukas Schneller, was on the spot (14’).
After the first 15 minutes, the hosts settled better into their game. The long phases of possession through their own rows of players became more frequent, even though they hardly appeared in the danger zone in front of the SVWW box. But, when the Bavarians lost the ball, the Red and Blacks showed a few good moves and a fast switchover. The target player was repeatedly Nilsson in midfield who missed a cross from Marvin Ajani by a few centimetres – almost the lead for the guests (23’).
Only 120 seconds later, the goal was scored at the other end. Angelo Stiller’s cross which was actually meant for Chris Scott slipped through, hit the inside post and the surprised Boss and went into the goal (25’). But the guests weren’t distracted by going behind and they continued to work on the reigning 3rd Liga champions. The Red and Blacks started up along the wing again and again, but they initially lacked that final punch.
Going into the lead had a calming effect on FCB. The young Bavarians built up their attack calmly and with a clear overview, letting the ball and their opponents run about. Despite the attractive passing game, there were no goal opportunities. Finally, Korte provided for a wake-up call shortly before the break. Chato, up along the left-hand side, found the lively midfielder at the far post, but Korte’s volley was cleared for a corner by Bayern keeper, Schneller (38’). Shortly after that, Nilsson missed the goal again by millimetres. The pass had come from Florian Carstens (43’).
The momentum among the SVWW players before the break continued into the second half. After a brief settling in period, the Rehm XI more or less confined the FCB to their own half of the pitch. Malone tested Schneller once again with a firm left-footer from a sharp angle but the keeper cleared again for a corner (54’). At the other end, Chato was keeping an eye on Scott who had broken through (59’).
Overall, the Red and Blacks looked more impressive in attack and invested a lot of energy, but at the same time they allowed the Bayern reserves a lot of space for counter attacking. Big opportunities were rare on both sides. A solo run by Singh provided the first top-class opportunity after 65 minutes. But, Tim Boss went down at lightning speed and held off the flat shot from 14 metres with a strong reflex reaction.
FCB was now fairly ensconced in their own half, leaving the ball to the guests. It was a challenge for SVWW to get through the compact defence, where Phillip Tietz Moritz Kuhn, Lucas Brumme, Benedict Hollerbach and Sebastian Mrowca all came into the game.
Shortly before the end, there was another dangerous situation in the Bayern box. After a long ball from Boss, Korte crossed to Hollerbach, but, as with the Nilsson shot, it missed the goal by only a few centimetres (88’).
The final decision in favour of FCB fell in injury time. Substituted Maximilian Zaiser flicked the ball from 16 metres to make it a final score of 0:2 from the SVWW point of view, therefore, putting an end to the Red and Black winning streak (90’+4).
SVWW: Boss – Ajani (69’ Kuhn), Mockenhaupt, Carstens, Chato – Korte, Medic, Lais (83’ Hollerbach), Malone (78’ Brumme) – Nilsson (69’ Tietz), Wurtz (78’ Mrowca).