Anyone who likes to watch wildly wild defensive and offensive teams, came in between the top Bundesliga match on Friday evening Borussia Monchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund at his expense. For BVB-Fans, however, the game was not a particularly relaxing experience.
The first minute of the game already indicated in which direction this duel will go. Jude Bellingham lost the ball in front of his own penalty area after another risky Tiki-Taka game by Dortmund and caused the first goal by Florian Neuhaus. However, after an endlessly long VAR check, the hit was withdrawn.
On the second attempt it worked with a header from Nico Elvedi, who was allowed to finish completely free after a free kick from Jonas Hofmann (11th). Shortly afterwards, Dortmund followed up with two handsome goals from Erling Haaland (22nd and 28th) and turned the score to 1: 2, but Elvedi managed to equalize (32nd) at the end of an incredibly entertaining half-time – again after a standard -Situation in which both the BVB defense and keeper Roman Bürki didn’t look particularly good.
The conversation continued shortly after the game restarted with the renewed Gladbach leadership by Ramy Bensebaini (49th). Dortmund’s offensive continued to press on the equalizer, but Marcus Thuram headed the cover with another standard goal in the 78th minute.
In the end, Marco Rose’s conversion to a back four after the 1: 2 and the weak defense and goalkeeping work of the Dortmund team ensured the well-deserved 4-2 victory in Gladbach. The hoped-for improvement in the black and yellow with the change of coach is still missing …