- Without offensive spectacle and with a little luck Borussia Dortmund wins at VfL Wolfsburg.
- Thus, the BVB remains after the top match against FC Bayern leaders in the Bundesliga.
As one say, the Dortmund are merely fixated on the duel with Bayern. As coach Lucien Favre in the basement of the Wolfsburg stadium after the results in the other places asked, he waved in the 1-1 of Munich quickly. Yeah, he already heard, he meant the other Games: the Augsburg 2: 2 against Nuremberg, the Schalke victory against Hannover. Sometimes Favre winced with an eyebrow, then a nod of appreciation. In the end, the Swiss felt fully informed. "Merci," he said and left.
The Dortmund was 1: 0 (1: 0) on Saturday afternoon in Wolfsburg directly linked to the point losses of Munich. Because the BVB currently copes with the unpleasant tasks as in Wolfsburg, while the Bayern at home unexpectedly stumble against Freiburg. The header from Marco Reus (27) has the starting position of BVB in the league in any case greatly improved: four points ahead of the team now before the direct clash next Saturday, Dortmund remains in any case leaders, no matter how the summit game ends , When asked, midfielder Thomas Delaney did not even try to downplay his joy. "That's cool for us, of course," said the Dane and grinned widely.
Licentiate boss Sebastian Kehl reacted a little cooler, but he also described the Einsnull in Wolfsburg as a "very, very important victory". Especially as the Dortmundern imminent hammering week: Before the game against Munich BVB on Tuesday the Champions League game at Atlético Madrid bring behind – there it is about the group victory, the move into the second round, Dortmund has almost certain.
Under these circumstances, the Dortmunder also accepted that Wolfsburg they had not managed the very big offensive show. The winner from Reus was even happy, because Wolfsburg's Jerome Roussillon had lost his orientation for a short time and had saved the offside in the six-yard box. At the end Dortmund could have conceded a penalty against themselves. But maybe that's just what the Dortmund confirmed that they are on a good path this season. It is usually a specialty of FC Bayern, in the nasty autumn weeks, when it gets cold outside, to do the chore of compulsory tasks with manageable commitment. Dortmund have now beaten Hertha BSC 2: 2, but then they finished the Cup against Union Berlin and the league match in Wolfsburg: in Bayern style, with as much strength as they needed.
Two ticklish moments
It was the calculus of Wolfsburg coach Bruno Labbadia first worked up. With his two powerful nines Daniel Ginczek and Wout Weghorst, he employed the BVB defensive, and whenever Josip Brekalo came to the ball and struck his nimble hook, Dortmund got into some hardships. "Wolfsburg was very good," said Favre afterwards. He had also seen his strikers miss out on one or two good opportunities, especially at the beginning of the second half. "We should have made it 2-0," Favre commented, because that's how the victory was endangered.
Wolfsburg's Drangphase began with a bullet from Maxi Arnold, which flew just past the BVB housing (58.). Then referee Daniel Siebert moved into the center, which decided only on further play, as BVB goalkeeper Bürki the Wolfsburg Ginczek deftly down when running out, but also hit the ball (73.). It was even ticklier three minutes from time when Marcel Tisserand wanted to climb to the header, but he was effectively plucked by Dan-Axel Zagadou on the jersey. "A clear penalty," judged Labbadia. Also Maxi Arnold complained: "A small Trikotzupfer is enough to interrupt the movement." But Siebert judged the situation differently, the penalty missed.
Thus ended the day with a record for coach Favre: The Swiss has managed to concede as the new coach in the first 15 competitive matches no defeat – a club record. Favre knows: If his series still existed in one week, after the games against Atlético and Bayern, the statistic would be worth twice as much.