Actually, the most important news is that 30 goal man Christian Knappmann did not move in the transfer window. 3.Liga side Borussia Dortmund II supposedly offered some 100,000 euros for the WSV goalgetter, but Knappmann stays with WSV for the moment. (Of course, despite being reported by several media sources, it doesn’t make sense. Dortmund II sucks and needs goal scoring, but why would they sign a 31 year old, when they could just dump some bench warmer from the A squad? Of course, for WSV, it’s huge, since Knappmann’s presence is huge.) Of course, watching the bald headed striker run out was a relief for the WSV fans, and Knappmann probably was the best player of the match.
As for the match, it was a tricky one, as it always is playing the Bundesliga B squads. Wuppertal was dominant in the 1st half, then fell asleep in the second. However, after the Junior Aspirins equalized, WSV got back on top as Wiwerwink headed in a corner from Moosmayer.
Overall, not very impressive, but a “workman-like” win, grinding out the points, which should keep Wuppertal in 4th place in the Regionalliga West and within striking distance of the pace setters.
Wuppertaler SV - Bayer Leverkusen II 2:1 (1:0) Attendance: 1,531 (Stadion-Am-Zoo) 1:0 Knappmann (31., penalty) 1:1 Kohr (50.) 2:1 Wiwerink (53.) Semmler - Schumacher, Reichert, Wiwerink, Moosmayer - Fleßers - Landers, Abel, Wassinger - Quotschalla, Knappmann Subs: Boztepe (46., Wassinger) Meier (69., Abel) Cornelius (74., Quotschalla) Trainer: Bruns LEVERKUSEN II: Lomb - Casper, Mandt, Haitz, Riedel - Zenga, Kohr - Aydin, Pusch - Steffen, Siefkes Subs: Hirsch(46., Aydin) Dürholtz (46., Pusch) Al Ghaddioui (79., Siefkes) Trainer: Minge