“Thanks mate!” Rare the lettering on the shirt of a Bundesliga club was so appropriate as on Friday in Dortmund. On the occasion of the closure of the last coal mine in Bottrop, the shirt sponsor of Borussia Dortmund had shared his space for a greeting to the workers. The Slogan fit but also admirably to what happened in the last 90 minutes of the year in the Westfalen stadium. The Dortmund-based Borussia defeated the from Monchengladbach with 2:1 goals. And the winning goal to put Mario Götze and his pretty good “buddy” Marco Reus (54. Minute). Too good to be true?

Bundesliga round DISPLAY

Tobias Rabe

editor responsible for sports Online.

F. A. Z.

Not for Dortmund, which suffered after the slip-up of Düsseldorf during the week, a removal of your tab to the table top. After the victory in the duel of the First with the Second, you are now to the turn of the year, at least six points ahead of the first chasers. FC Bayern loses this Saturday in Frankfurt (18.30 clock in the F. A. Z.-Liveticker for the football Bundesliga and Sky), there are even nine. Fortunately for the Dortmund were götze’s template and Reus‘ hit, a fact that saw 81.300 spectators in the stadium and millions on the TV screen. Götze had the 1:0 by Jadon Sancho (42.) prepared. The Gladbacher Christoph Kramer got a controversial goal in its hand the game to the balance (45.+1).

But that referee Felix Zwayer did not, even after consultation with the video wizard, the 1:1, could live with the black-and-yellow Borussia this evening. This was mainly due to the three points, the combined playfully brilliant, but combative were worked out. However, this was also due to the fact that the BVB realized that the first setback of the season caused the relegation candidates Dusseldorf no lasting damage. And that was due to the fact that Dortmund, despite the enormous personnel problems in defence, against the second best Offensive of the League, apart from Kramer’s curious gate, rear sealing felt.

Borussia coach Lucien Favre had made after the failures of Manuel Akanji, Abdou Diallo and Dan-Axel Zagadou replacement Ömer Toprak and dendefensiven midfielder Julian Weigl in the interior defense. You did a formidable. “I was not error-free,” said Weigl. “But that is not for me, I think, because I played this Position.” The goal had been “very unhappy”. Finally, the cheerful mood in Dortmund was also on the Offensive, the most prolific in the Bundesliga, a Team once more could leave.

Sancho, the 18-year-old Englishman, showed his youth class and again with quick Moves and little Tricks that not many players in the highest German play class in the Repertoire. The goal, he had lost his feint past Oscar Wendt almost out of sight, to the extent that he was off target. But his shot from a very acute angle, goalkeeper Yann Sommer caught on the wrong foot. Had prepared the 1:0 Reus with his run on the left side and the idol that had passed after turning in the penalty area the Ball to Sancho.

Götze was only a few minutes on the court, as the Joker of Jokers, so to speak. Because Paco Alcacer, the Spanish striker who shines in the rule as a substitute, was offered by Favre this time, from the beginning, in the forefront. But after half an hour, he grabbed the thigh – injury-related. Götze has had to do a cold start in the storm, especially in Dortmund a strong Wind blowing through the stadium blew. “I was still sitting on the bench, and I just saw Paco run down,” said Götze. “I should be quick on the court. It’s gone well.“ And how. He was in his 200. In the Bundesliga, not only physically immediately in the game. With the two templates – for the first time since April 2013, he succeeded to the BVB proved Götze, that his rise in Form is apparently sustainable. The otherwise restrained Favre said a special praise and certificated idol, “to have a very, very good” played.