Now, the Dortmund can celebrate Christmas, without feeling at the thought of your professional Situation in the football League, a slight discomfort. With 2:1 (1:1) you have won an intense game against Borussia Mönchengladbach, the sense of Crisis that sprouted with the defeat in Düsseldorf, Germany, last Tuesday, is gone, the BVB will start as a radiant autumn champion in the second round. And as a team, not just rush rush imprisonment from victory to victory, but also appropriate responses to setbacks. However, this success was against the table, the second a piece of work.

“The victory was clearly deserved. 2:1 is in order,“ said Borussia coach Lucien Favre. Gladbach’s goalkeeper in the summer, was disappointed: “we had brilliant moments have been missing. Dortmund had enough for two.“

Many phases of the match were marked by the great respect that the two best-placed Teams of the Bundesliga table in front of each other. The guest from the lower Rhine had clearly from the düsseldorf 2:1 against the BVB inspire, with two low chains, they narrowed in the first half of the spaces in front of the own goal. And since the Dortmunder didn’t want to be again taken by surprise, as on Tuesday, were they, too, with reduced risk. After 20 minutes there was something dangerous in one of the Criminal, Marco Reus came after a quick combination through Raphael Guerreiro and Paco Alcácer to a conclusion failed, however, to Yann Sommer in goal and Gladbach.

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The defense ranks, the requirements for a few defensive weaknesses on both Team were favorable. Both the Dortmund, the Gladbach were forced by injuries to improvisations in their inner defenses. At BVB, Ömer Toprak, who had in the previous season over the course of just a few bets played, and Julian Weigl, who is actually more in the midfield. At the other Borussia, the 18-year-old Louis Bayer was together with Tobias Strobl (who normally plays a couple of meters ahead) the heart of the defence chain. Prior to that, Christoph Kramer took over again the role as a game opener, and two battle instance. Perhaps even more important the changes were, however, the BVB coach Lucien Favre in the offense. With Jadon Sancho, Alcácer and Raphael Guerreiro, the three form the strongest attacker of the past weeks played back in addition to the set of Reus.

Götze comes in for the injured Alcacer and shines

The black-and-yellow-Pace football player from the attack are and will remain the key to the success of this team, even if Alcácer had to leave after half an hour, hurt replacing. Mario Gotze replaced the Spaniards, and prepared prompt some lucky Dortmund’s opening goal. Exceptionally, the company had advanced times, as Reus was played, about half the field sprinted in the box fit where Götze headed the Ball to on this night, once again great Sancho. The Englishman played in Oscar Wendt, and struck from a tight angle into the far corner (42. Minute). But three minutes later, the jubilation was gone again. Kramer was managed with a somewhat controversial goal of the compensation.


The midfielder was met by the head of the Dortmund penalty area, the own Hand, probably not planned, but due to the unintentional contact of the Ball landed for a second completion attempt in front of his feet, it was 1:1 (45.). Although BVB had worked in the first half a little stronger, but the table was a neatly kept up, and thus the announcement of Dieter Hecking true. In Dortmund “there is a task we accept with self-confidence, that is Impossible no Mission, had said the coach.