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1. FC Köln 6: 1: Guerreiro, Reus and Haller conjure up! Borussia Dortmund is the leader for the time being after a thumping victory



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Borussia Dortmund has impressively fulfilled its duty and has taken the lead in the Bundesliga for the time being. Coach Edin Terzic’s team clearly won Saturday night’s top game of matchday 25 6-1 (4-1) against 1. FC Köln. Even if the points were shared in Leverkusen, FC Bayern would greet them again from the top on Sunday.

  • The goals for BVB were scored by Raphaël Guerreiro (15′), Sébastien Haller (17′, 69′), Marco Reus (32′, 70′) and Donyell Malen (36′). Davie Selke scored for Cologne (42nd).
  • Gregor Kobel, who recently caught a cold after his muscular problems, was not in the Dortmund goal again. He was represented by Alexander Meyer.
  • It was the highest win of the season for BVB, but Cologne have never conceded so many goals under coach Steffen Baumgart.
  • Selke’s goal was the first goal by a Cologne striker after more than 800 minutes.
  • After the international break, BVB meets FC Bayern in the top game in the league (April 1).
  • Before the game, Baumgart had criticized Anthony Modeste’s summer move from Cologne to Dortmund. After his substitution (72nd), there was a little whistling.
  • Declared in the closing stages of the game sky-Commentator Wolff-Christoph Fuss that a cameraman from the broadcaster was hit in the eye by pyrotechnics in the stadium. The cameraman is on his way to the hospital. Here’s the news.
  • The winners and losers as well as the individual reviews and grades of the BVB pros can be found here.

BVB – 1. FC Cologne: The analysis

Compared to the 2: 2 in the Revierderby, Terzic made three changes. Because Özcan had to pass at short notice due to a stomach flu and Can was absent with a yellow card suspension, Dahoud was the only six in the usual 4-1-4-1 back in the starting XI for the first time in seven months. In addition, Süle and Reus replaced Hummels and Bynoe-Gittens, who had a shoulder injury.

Due to intensive pressing, BVB hardly gave the Cologne team any room to breathe in the early stages and were rewarded with an early double strike. Guerreiro scored first (15′), who interpreted his role as eighth in the half-space a little more offensively than at Schalke, before Haller increased it to 2-0 just 135 seconds later (17′) against a defensive team that was completely overwhelmed, not only in this scene. .

Despite the comfortable lead, Dortmund found it difficult to calm down the game. Cologne had several opportunities to catch up. It was particularly close when Meyer was saved from the post after an uncertainty (21st). Reus’ goal ended Cologne’s short period of pressure again (32′), Malen decided the game prematurely (36′). Both goals were the product of enormous enthusiasm and brutal effectiveness, which BVB lacked against Schalke or Chelsea. Even the 1: 4 just before the break did not change anything about Dortmund’s gala performance.

Because at the latest after the change of sides, BVB controlled the game completely, while Cologne was concerned with damage limitation – but that didn’t prevent a smack either. Haller (69th) and Reus (70th) made the half-dozen full.

BVB- 1. FC Köln: The lineups

Borussia Dortmund: A. Meyer – M. Wolf, Süle, N. Schlotterbeck, Ryerson – Dahoud – Malen (72nd Meunier), Bellingham, Guerreiro, Reus (72nd Reyna) – Haller (72nd Modeste)

1. FC Cologne: Schwäbe – Schmitz, Hübers, Chabot (59 Martel), Hector – Olesen, Skhiri, Ljubicic, Kainz (58 Huseinbasic) – Adamyan (59 Maina), Selke (69 Tigges)

BVB – 1. FC Cologne: The data for the game

Gates: 1-0 Guerreiro (15′), 2-0 Haller (17′), 3-0 Reus (32′), 4-0 Malen (36′), 4-1 Selke (41′), 5-1 Haller ( 69.), 6: 1 Reus (70.)

The star of the game: Raphaël Guerreiro (BVB)

Again deployed as eighth in the half-space, he was the outstanding man on the pitch, as he was at Schalke. Two assists and the goal to make it 1-0 went to his account. In addition, he initiated the 4:0 as a build-up player between the two central defenders. The Portuguese continues to self-promote a new contract.

The flop of the match: Benno Schmitz (1. FC Cologne)

Although Jonas Hector had his hands full with Dortmund’s strong right attacking side and couldn’t always keep up, Cologne’s right-back had an even worse day. Schmitz, whose role was briefly on the brink after warming up, lost the ball 13 times in the first 45 minutes alone – in the end he had the most on the pitch. In addition, apart from his pass to Selke in front of his goal (42nd), he played some hair-raising bad passes.

The referee: Daniel Siebert

Could have awarded a penalty after 27 minutes when Hector’s header hit Dahoud on his arm hanging over his hip – lucky for Dortmund. Otherwise, Siebert was not guilty of anything.