Borussia Dortmund scoring in the second half of games Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and Borussia Dortmund scoring in the second half of games. Lucien Favre's side this season.
Dortmund have played 16 games in 2018-19, scoring in the second half in 13 of those matches, with dominance after the break becoming one of Europe's most prolific sides.
In the Bundesliga, they are averaging three goals, but they are in the Champions League where they have really made their mark. Monaco and Atletico Madrid, scoring seven unanswered goals to take charge of their Champions League group, even accounting for their midweek defeat in Madrid. Article continues below Editors' Picks
Diego Simeone's defense was probably the toughest in Europe, but Favre's attack made it 4-0 in the final German's favor.
Unlike new arrival Favre, Simeone has been in charge of his team since 2011, but had never suffered a heavy defeat during his seven-year tenure in La Liga. Dortmund's attacking masterclass left a big impression on Simeone, who liked what he saw from his opponents.
"We have to congratulate our opponent, they played a fast and attacking game," Simeone told reporters. "They are very well, very dynamically." The most important thing is to quickly use possession, and they are so wonderfully.
Anyone who has watched Dortmund this season is familiar with their attacking efficiency. Unlike predecessor Peter Stoger, who built his team out of the back outwards, Favre is focused on scoring more goals than the opponent – even if it means taking chances and leaving it exposed.
Paco Alcacer and Achraf Hakimi have been added to the team and have been working in the field of midweek.
The coach spends a lot of time with his or her individual players, giving them advice on how to exploit opponents, working on improving their game, and most importantly developing a trust that is absent between the players and the last two bosses.
Favre can be seen joking and laughing with the squad. When he is drilling them on tactics, of course.
Marco Reus told Der Tagespiegel. "It's always good to have a good plan," Marco Reus told Der Tagespiegel. "Lucien Favre has a new plan for every game, and it's always good."
Witsel believes Dortmund's attacking excellence is just down the line Favre has his players performing with the Belgium international flourishing at his new club in Russia and China.
"It's not an accident because it's just an in-game," Witsel told the Bundesliga's official website. "But you know, we have really talented players. Everybody, technically, is really good.
"Sometimes we take a lot of risks – from the goalkeeper – but that's our style of play. Like I've said before, we do not want to change it against anyone. "
Back in 2012 When he left Favre behind at Borussia Monchengladbach, Reus hailed the Swiss coach, claiming "He's the person from whom I've learned the most in my career."
Six years later and the couple are re-united, but Reus is still learning and still improving with his Dortmund team-mates. Youngsters Jadon Sancho and Jacob Bruun Larsen would probably not get a chance to play at some of Europe's other big clubs, but they're lighting up the Bundesliga and the Champions League with their performances.
Only PSG have a better goals-per-game average in Europe's top five leagues this season, but with Neymar and Kylian in their attack, goals should be given against Ligue 1 opponents. Manchester City and Juventus have Sergio Aguero and Cristiano Ronaldo banging in the goals, but Dortmund's have come from everywhere.
Favre's tactical tweaks and astute advice to his substitutes mean that 14 different players have scored league goals for Dortmund so far this season – and Atletico Destroyer Raphael Guerreiro is not even one of them!
Search displays see them top the Bundesliga table heading into Saturday's classic with Bayern Munich. Jurgen Klopp's team won the title in 2011-12 that Dortmund wants to kick-off against the Bavarians while above them in the stands. Given some of the under-par shows from Niko Kovac's side this season, do not be surprised.
Death and taxes are certain, but if you're not paying attention to Dortmund's attack yet, maybe it's time to get on board. ,