BVB in the Champions League: Dortmund's highly gifted amaze

BVB in the Champions League: Dortmund's highly gifted amaze
  • Borussia Dortmund creates in the Champions League a 3-0 (0-0) against Monaco and stands after two match days with six points dazzling there.
  • It shows the BVB in the second half, what the team is currently able to afford.
  • Click here for the results of the Champions League.


By Felix Meininghaus, Dortmund

When Marco Reus was brought down in the penalty area in the 69th minute and referee Aleksei Kulbakov from Belarus pointed to the penalty spot, Dortmund's captain knew exactly what he had to do. He pointed vehemently at his colleague Paco Alcácer and gave the Spanish center forward to understand: "You shoot."

Actually Reus is intended for the execution of such a standard, but the national player has a sense of what is good and right for the internal climate of his team: "I had the feeling that I begrudge him the penalty," said the 29-year-old later As he was asked about this scene, "Paco is in a good mood, we can expect more from him after the international break."

The eleven of the second half

With patience and perseverance Borussia Dortmund decides again only after the break a duel – in the end it is against Monaco 3: 0. Lucien Favre shows his penchant for substituting scorers.

By Ulrich Hartmann

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The mentioned loan from FC Barcelona slammed the ball to the lower edge of the upper goal limit, but it was not that bad. Two minutes later, Alcácar played the entire backcountry of AS Monaco dizzy and scored the deciding 2-0. In the end Borussia Dortmund had won the Champions League group match against the Monegas after a tough start 3-0 (0-0) and not only provided evidence of what is possible when this ensemble of gifted times rolling, but also how harmonious Borussia seems to be.

Memories of the attack of 2017

In the area it is currently in every way to the best. The high over the Ruhr area, which has existed for weeks, could well continue for a while. In its good phases, the newly assembled team acts with a matter of course, which seems amazing. Responsible for the game culture is coach Lucien Favre, who combines the project, seasoned greats such as Reus, Axel Witsel and Thomas Delaney with highly talented youngsters like Jadon Sancho, Jacob Bruun Larsen and Dan-Axel Zagadou to a punchy unit, with ease from the hand seems to go.

Yet it is Favre himself who repeatedly demands time and patience for his work. This constantly repeated mantra repeated the Swiss after the success against Monegassen, who could make the game balanced for only a half-time, but then had to bow to the force of their adversary. At the end it was a demonstration of the new Dortmund strength, this meeting was under special sign.

It was feared that the memories of the attack on the Dortmund team bus on 11 April 2017, also before a Champions League match against Monaco, could overshadow the renewed conflict between the two clubs. In Roman Bürki, Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Weigl, Marcel Schmelzer, Shinji Kagawa and Raphaël Guerreiro are still many players in the Dortmund squad, who were then in the team bus, as detonated on the way to the stadium three explosive devices. Before the game, he thought, "that I have finished with it," goalkeeper Bürki said on the record: "But to be honest, when we were over by the bus at the point, I was glad, then I was able to fully open Focus the game. "

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