Champions-League evenings are in Dortmund again celebration hours for the team and fans. The Borussia took a half-time against AS Monaco on Wednesday night before playing in the second half and also winning the second Group A game after beating Bruges 1-0. This time, 3: 0 by Jacob Bruun Larsen (51st minute), Paco Alcácer (72nd) and Marco Reus (90th + 2). Two minutes before the Spaniard had shot a penalty. "I'm so happy, that was a great scene," said Larsen. "We have kept patience. We knew it would be a difficult game, "said BVB goalkeeper Roman Bürki on TV channel Sky and acknowledged that on the drive to the stadium the memories came back up to the attack.

Roland Zorn

With six points, the Westphalia stand after two matchdays as leaders brilliantly there before the next two games against the also twice victorious Spanish top team Atlético Madrid. As clarified and youthful moves at the same time the BVB played out this success against the Monegassen, impressed in this after the break unequal duel.

This Wednesday should not be a shadow game in remembrance of the attack on the Dortmund team bus on 11 April 2017 – a few hours before the Champions League quarter-final home game against AS Monaco. This duel under sad auspices took place a day later and seemed quite surreal to all concerned. BVB lost the away game, and that, too, was perceived as somehow irrelevant. To meet again with colleagues from the Principality Sebastian Kehl, the head of the Dortmund licensing team, the direction before. "We want to accept the encounter as a normal Champions League game and let the matter rest."

Athletic, the prospects for the Borussia this time seemed better from the outset: BVB leads the Bundesliga table after two spectacular victories over the first FC Nuremberg (7: 0) and Bayer Leverkusen (4: 2); The Monegas are looking at the table of Ligue 1 exceptionally from below after only one win in Eighteenth. Nevertheless, coach Lucien Favre reminded his players: "We play against a good team, they are always missing little things." Favre must know it from his only a few months ago as coach of the OGC Nice yes.



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