Union Berlin meet local rivals Hertha BSC
1. FC Union Berlin's Under-19 side are in action on Saturday September 15 at the FEZ-Berlin against local rivals Hertha BSC in the U19 Bundesliga.
Willi Weiße's team will be looking for a better outcome than the 4-1 defeat against Hertha, who won the national title at this level, and the 2-2 draw at home.
"We prepare for this derby exactly the same as other games. A derby is always a special game, but there is no reason to do things differently as other games. Above all, when you are in a good period, like we are. We already started the training week, worked well, just the like week previously," said U19 skipper Maurice Opfermann Arcones.
Hertha started the season with a heavy defeat at VfL Wolfsburg (2-4), before racking up wins against Carl Zeiss Jena (3-0), Osnabrück (1-0), Havelse (3-1) and against Komet Arsten (5-0) in the German Cup.
This Saturday: Two home matches in a row:
The FEZ-Berlin (Köpenick) hosts both our U17 and U19 matches this Saturday. Union's meeting with Hertha takes place at 1100 while our U17 side welcomes RB Leipzig at 1400. Admission for matches this season is free!