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FSV Union Fürstenwalde vs 1. FC Union Berlin

Friendly, 3. Matchday

Fürstenwalde vs 1. FC Union

Friendly, 3. Matchday

Thu., 05. July 2018, 18:30 Uhr
1 : 3
sun, 30 Degrees
SR: Marcel Riemer (Eisenhüttenstadt) | Assistenten: Matthias Alm (Fürstenwalde), Kevin Meißner (Erkner)

Union Berlin see off Union Fürstenwalde test

Match report

1. FC Union Berlin won for the second time in 24 hours, scoring three times to see off Regionalliga outfit Union Fürstenwalde at the Bonava-Arena. Eroll Zejnuhallu scored early on for Urs Fischer's side before Akaki Gogia and Philipp Hosiner netted in the second half. 

Union Fürstenwalde XI: Büchel (Richter 46); Thiel (Dingas 46), Halil (Köster 46), Krstic, Meyer; Schulz (Said 72), Wuthe (Sejdija 46), Bolyki (Sehling 46); Stagge, Rupp (Stettin 46), Pratsler (Stang 46)

1. FC Union Berlin XI: Moser; Kurzweg (Trimmel 65), Dietz (Schoßwendter 65), Parensen (Friedrich 65), Lenz (Reichel 65); Kahraman (Kroos 65), Schmiedebach (Prömel 65), Zejnuhallu; Gogia, Hosiner (Taz 65), Hartel (Mees 65)

Match officials: Marcel Riemer, Matthias Alm, Kevin Meißner

Attendance: 1320

Union started the game with verve and zip and took the lead after two minutes. Gogia was the creator, setting up for midfielder Zejnuhallu to comfortably stroke the ball beyond Büchel. Fischer's side continued on the hunt for a second goal in Fürstenwalde with Cihan Kahraman and Hosiner coming close before the midway point of the half. Andor Bolyki equalised for the home side from the penalty spot on 35 minutes after Benjamin Pratsler was brought down inside the box. Lukas Stagge almost turned the game on its head at the interval but young keeper Lennart Moser stood up well.

Fischer's side came out of the break strongly, scoring on 53 minutes through Gogia. Moser impressed for a spell before a bunch of changes at the hour mark, making a handful of saves to keep the Köpenick club in front. A mistake in the home side's defence allowed Hosiner the chance to go through and put Union Berlin into a 3-1 lead on 62 minutes. Several subs followed which took a sting out of proceedings, but there was late encouragement as Joshua Mees came close with a header. Gogia had a chance to add another to his tally from the penalty spot, but the attacker struck against the woodwork.

Tomorrow, the squad will undertake two training sessions (10am and 3pm) on the training pitches at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei before they leave for a 10-day training camp in Klosterpforte.

Union travel to face Fürstenwalde

Match preview

Union Fürstenwalde are Union Berlin's third opponents of the season as the preparations for the new league campaign continue. The Köpenick club travel to the Bonava Arena for an 18:30 kick-off this Thursday.

The games are coming thick and fast for Urs Fischer's new-look side following Sunday's draw with Carl Zeiss Jena and Wednesday's test against Chemnitzer FC. After the back-to-back games, Fischer and his players will leave for a 10-day training camp in Klosterpforte. 

Landesliga to Regionalliga: Fürstenwalde's quick rise

Local clubs FSV Wacker Fürstenwalde and SG Union Fürstenwalde merged to create a more economically-viable model and give the best opportunities to players in the Brandenburg region.

Until the best part of a decade ago, Fürstenwalde were competing in the sixth division before eventually rising up into the Oberliga, the fifth tier. They were promoted to the fourth-tier in 2016 and have since achieved 13th and ninth-placed finishes in the Regionalliga. With their new coach Andre Meyer, they will be keen to continue that development.

Meyer is one of several connections between 1. FC Union Berlin and Union Fürstenwalde. The coach was previously in Köpenick, taking charge of the U14 to U17 groups. On the pitch, Ingo Wunderlich, Ben Florian Meyer and Gian Luca Schulz all earned their stripes as youth players at Union. 

Tickets only available on location

Union Fürstenwalde play at the Bonava-Arena which is located on Hangelsberger Chaussee 6, 15517 Fürstenwalde/Spree. The Köpenick club previously visited in preparation for the 2016/17 season and ran out three-goal winners with efforts from Damir Kreilach and Maximilian Thiel. 

Prices start at 10EUR for seated areas, 8EUR for standing and 5EUR for concessions*.

*Concession prices apply to children between 6 and 16 years, pupils, students, pensioners, people with disabilities and job seekers. Proof of ID / status is necessary.


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