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1899 Hoffenheim 1-0: Dortmund lead with a taste



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At the start of the 5th matchday, Borussia Dortmund won 1-0 (1-0) against 1899 Hoffenheim after a convincing performance and temporarily took the lead in the Bundesliga. However, BVB had to complain about losses again.

  • In front of 79,300 spectators and therefore not completely sold out, Marco Reus (16th) scored the goal of the evening for BVB.
  • Raphael Guerreiro (ill), Karim Adeyemi (toe injury) and Mahmoud Dahoud (shoulder injury) were all out at BVB.
  • Before the game, Sebastian Kehl and Edin Terzic announced that Dahoud needed surgery and would be out until November. Jamie Bynoe-Gittens was also injured during the game. More about this here!
  • Terzic and his players highlighted the ability to win close games after the game. Here are the votes
  • Curious: BVB has not lost 33 Bundesliga home games on Friday in a row.

BVB – 1899 Hoffenheim: The analysis

After BVB increasingly relied on crosses in the guest game against Hertha BSC to stage Anthony Modeste, against Hoffenheim it was again a lot about combinations and even with a very active participation of Modeste, who opened up good spaces as a “wall”. The one-touch attack before 1-0 was a prime example. The Frenchman served as a “winger” almost 2-0 through Bynoe-Gittens.

1899 Hoffenheim tried to switch quickly after winning the ball and quickly find the depth with vertical passes. However, the guests from Kraichgau had a problem with BVB’s strong presence in the duels, in which some promising balls were lost in the first round. So Hoffenheim lost more and more access and finally the structure in their own game.

Andre Breitenreiter made three substitutions during the break and mainly strengthened the center with Rudy and Damar. The result: better distribution of roles. Rudy protected as a clear six, Damar and Prömel as a double eight in front with more freedom of movement in the depths, especially Damar pushed into the interfaces significantly more than his predecessors. But that didn’t really result in a goal threat.

Continuing a trend from last week, Dortmund committed a number of tactical fouls when Hoffenheim attempted to break into dangerous areas, slowing down the visitors’ attacks. Shortcoming at BVB: The weak exploitation of chances again.

BVB – 1899 Hoffenheim: The voices

Edin Terzic (Dortmund coach): “Especially in the first half we played an outstanding game, hardly allowing any chances to score. In the second it didn’t work that well anymore. The passes were too slow again, then it gets tough, but we accepted the fight. We defended the zero, but we would also have liked to have scored a second goal.”

Andre Breitenreiter (Hoffenheim coach): “We played far too passively for 60 minutes, far too imprecisely. It’s about playing with more conviction and faith. We were better in the last 30 minutes. But in the end it wouldn’t have been deserved, Dortmund deserved it today Winner.”

BVB – 1899 Hoffenheim: The lineups

Dortmund: Kobel – Meunier, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Wolf (83 Süle) – Özcan, Bellingham – Brandt (77 Reyna), Reu (90 + 2 Moukoko), Bynoe-Gittens (45 Hazard) – Modeste

Hoffenheim: Baumann – Kabak, Vogt, Akpoguma – Skov (46th Kaderabek), Geiger (46th Rudy), Angelino – Prömel (77th Dabbur), Baumgartner (46th Damar) – Rutter (86th B. Larsen), Kramaric

BVB – 1899 Hoffenheim: The data of the game

Goal: 1-0 Reus (16′)

Borussia Dortmund have kept four of their five games this season without conceding a goal in the first half – more than any other team in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Dortmund has scored in each of their last 37 Bundesliga home games.

The star of the game: Marco Reus

The captain is in good shape. The proof: Reus was directly involved in at least one goal in each of his last three home games in the Bundesliga (two goals, two assists). But otherwise very active, with a lot of enthusiasm and always dangerous. Also strong: Julian Brandt.

The flop of the game: Christoph Baumgartner

The Austrian seemed very nervous, only won a third of his duels and was partly responsible for Hoffenheim completely losing structure in the first half because the balls were lost too easily in forward motion. The otherwise ball-safe Baumgartner was next to himself in the Signal-Iduna-Park.

The referee: Daniel Siebert

Correctly decided to give it a 1-0 lead as Jude Bellingham wasn’t on the ball so it wasn’t offside. He should have given BVB a penalty in the 32nd minute because Hoffenheim’s Ozan Kabak gave an active movement of his arm to the ball. Despite a VAR check, there was no penalty. He missed Schlotterbeck (30′) and cautioned Skov (35′) for a similar offense. No clear line, later also very petty with the cards.