Als the work was done and the third spectacular success was celebrated within a week, the players of Borussia Dortmund danced happily at their encore and freed from all constraints in front of their fans on the South Stand. The 3-0 over AS Monaco in the second Champions League appearance of this season joined in the colorful image of the BVB coups and high spirits from the past seven days.
The 7-0 peat festival against 1. FC Nuremberg and the spectacular Bundesliga match at Bayer Leverkusen, which drew 2-0 to 4-2, was followed by an exclamation point in the Champions League. After a restrained first half, in which the league leaders such as the table tenteenths of Ligue 1 patiently waited for one of the two teams to show a nakedness, played the Westphalia in the second half, the whole range of their possibilities.
The 1: 0 by the fresh substitute 20-year-old Jacob Bruun Larsen (51. Minute) reflected the new ease of this Borussia. The Danish left winger crept past the Monegasque defenders and completed a brilliantly cut pass of 18-year-old English colleague Jadon Sancho, who is currently Europe's top goal supplier with five assists in the Bundesliga within 124 minutes of play. On Wednesday Sancho celebrated with Bruun Larsen, whom the Dortmund captain Marco Reus ennobled as the British "street footballer", the magical moment of the evening. "That was the player instinct," Bruun Larsen described this moment of perfect choreography in black and yellow.
This opened the door to other gates. The new Spanish striker Paco Alcácer awarded a penalty after a foul on him (68 ') when he thundered the ball against the crossbar. Four minutes later, the FC Barcelona striker, who had borrowed a one-sided Dortmund purchase option, lost once and for all as he scored the 2-0 with unmistakable foolishness towards his impotent adversaries.
At the very end, Reus also let his now almost mandatory goal follow (90. + 2) and thus rounded off a European Cup night, after the leaders of the Bundesliga also took first place in the table of the Champions League Group A. Before Atlético Madrid, who won for the second consecutive time on Wednesday (3-1 against Bruges) and will compete with the Dortmunders in the next two rounds of the "premier class". Two groundbreaking hits that will show just how far coach Lucien Favre, who returned to Germany this summer, has already developed his team into the international class.
On Wednesday, the Swiss maitre still scrounged all sorts of deficits of his team, but conceded, after all, "that the second half was much better than the first. We were better at pressing and conquering the ball, which gives us confidence in our game. "The players feel their trust in Favre's instructions during each practice session. The 60-year-old French-speaking Swiss also promotes youth, as was clearly visible on Wednesday. The impeccable French defenders Zagadou and Diallo are 19 and 22 years old, so that the 23-year-old Swiss defender Akanji is already quite grown-up.
Together with Sancho and Bruun Larsen, these three young professionals represent the fraction of the highly talented, who drive each other in their playful ambition. For example, Bruun Larsen "just wants to make the difference, whether through goals or assists. That means a lot to me. "Borrowed last year to VfB Stuttgart, the BVB-trained Scandinavian is one of the big discoveries of the season. He confirms goalkeeper Roman Bürki "from week to week inspiring achievements".
This time Bruun Larsen was the noble joker of the game as usual Sancho, who is even more able to cheer on the Dortmund match in a short time. Add to that the stabilized defense of Favre and an unshakable midfielder axis, which form the football scouts Thomas Delaney and Axel Witsel. And not to forget in Alcácer a striker who works in the back and resolutely exploits his chances. As with his two goals against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. "We just have a good feeling in the field", Reus describes the early morning high in Dortmund these days. Anyone who watched Borussia's creative work on Wednesday sensed this. "I know what our coach can do and what he stands for," says Reus about Favre, whom he learned to appreciate during his time in Mönchengladbach as a coach and as a human being. As it looks like Favre and his team are likely to have more nice surprises in store.