Emre Can apparently injured his groin through no external influence and is being treated outside. The defensive man will probably not go on. Akanji is already warming up more intensely.
But the stationary ball does not pose any danger. Badstübner whistles storm foul by Höler against Haaland.
Now the SCF comes forward over the left wing. In the end, Meunier Grifo cleans up in the half field. Free kick for the guests.
Borussia are also very committed in the game against the ball and also win the important defensive duels.
There was more in it! Reus has a lot of space on the half-left in front of the box and wants to put his way into the alley for Bellingham, but his pass goes a bit too far and ends up in Uphoff’s arms.
BVB is thus rewarded for a strong opening quarter of an hour. Freiburg isn’t really in the game yet.
Tooor for Borussia Dortmund, 1:0 by Thomas Meunier
The deserved leadership for Dortmund! A corner from the left by Brandt lands sharply at the near post, where Meunier runs in, beats Höler in a header duel and heads over Uphoff into the far corner!
Dortmund is getting closer! Malen passes Lienhart in a direct duel and finishes with a flick from 16 meters. The ball flies just wide of the right post.
Meunier pulls into the center from the right and wants to send Brandt into the box with a chip ball. Uphoff plays along well and grabs the leather.
Good attack by BVB! Haaland fills up on the right flank to the baseline and plays sharply into the six-yard box, where Bellingham just misses the ball by a hair’s breadth!
Borussia recorded a lot of ball possession in the first few minutes. Freiburg is deep in their own half.
Here we go! Freiburg kicked off in red jerseys, BVB is in yellow jerseys.
The game will be led by referee Florian Badstübner. He will be assisted by Markus Schüller and Philipp Hüwe. VAR is Robert Kampka.
However, the balance clearly speaks for BVB. 20 years ago, the Freiburgers managed the only away win in Dortmund. In the 2001/02 season, Sebastian Kehl, who is now the manager of Borussia’s licensed player department, was still a goalscorer for SCF and scored the final score of 2-0.
Let’s look at the lineups. While Rose builds on the same starting XI from the 3-2 win in Frankfurt, Streich changes once. Gulde replaces Keven Schlotterbeck (gastrointestinal infection) in central defence.
SC Freiburg, on the other hand, lost a two-goal lead in the 2-2 win against Arminia Bielefeld and thus lost the possible three points. Nevertheless, 30 points after 18 games are the second-best result in Freiburg’s Bundesliga history and the best under coach Christian Streich. In order to survive in Dortmund, Streich focuses on his own approach to the game: “It’s about doing it like we do at home. That we’re constantly running and moving. Dortmund often plays in the front, lets people clap. We’re on it “We’re preparing. Possession of the ball is important for us to develop self-confidence and for Dortmund to see that we can play.” On the 2nd match day, the Breisgauer won against BVB 2:1.
With the duel between the second in the table and the fourth-placed, a real top game is on the program in the Signal-Iduna-Park. With the 3-2 feat in Frankfurt last week, Dortmund have moved a little closer to the top of the table and FC Bayern. However, the defensive susceptibility of the black and yellow continued there once again, which coach Marco Rose also complained about: “It is the case that we allow too many great opportunities from losing the ball. The defensive issue always goes hand in hand with the offensive issue. We have to be clearer and deal with the ball more responsibly and better secure ball losses. We talk about it every week, but at some point we have to do better.”
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