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Borussia Dortmund – Hertha BSC 2: 1: After defeat at BVB



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Hertha BSC is threatened with relegation! Fireman Felix Magath’s team lost 2-1 (1-0) at Borussia Dortmund on matchday 34 and ended the season on 16th place due to VfB Stuttgart’s simultaneous victory over 1. FC Köln (2-1). Rank.

So the capital club has to go into relegation. The opponent from the 2nd league will be determined on Sunday.

Belfodil had given Hertha the lead with a penalty kick (18′), the outgoing striker Haaland (68’/HE) and Joker Moukoko (84′) turned the game around for the Black and Yellows. BVB was already second in the table.

“We defended passionately, then the penalty kick came out of nowhere and Dortmund was hooked again,” said Hertha manager Fredi Bobic sky. “I was most upset about the penalty, it’s a crazy rule. He can’t react, the ball would have gone wide.” The team must “now have faith in the relegation. We have to get them up for Thursday. We have to beat them in two games, no matter who comes.”

The highlight from Dortmund’s point of view was the emotional farewell to manager Michael Zorc and veteran Marcel Schmelzer, who will end his career after 17 years at BVB. Haaland, Hitz, Reinier, Witsel, Zagadou, Pongracic and Bürki were also said goodbye.

“I don’t even know if I deserve such a great choreography. It’s like a journey through time for me. The best thing was always to see your eyes the day after the success. These moments stay in my heart forever,” said Zorc addressing the fans after the final whistle. “I thank you for your support – sometimes even affection – and I can only bow to you very deeply.”

BVB – Hertha BSC: The analysis

The guests defended with two chains of four in their own half, a completely compacted center and a complete focus on switching moments. The Dortmund three-man chain stayed outside in the build-up game, but BVB in the offensive game in the first half had no movement, no pace and, above all, no inner drive and the necessary ideas to play in the attacking third.

After a moment of transition led to the guests taking the lead early on, Hertha had a little more confidence, but did not give up their basic defensive stance. Borussia only provided Lotka’s box for the first time shortly before the break with an accidental cross from Zagadou, a whistle accompanied the team into the dressing room (0.14 expected goals at the break for Dortmund – Hertha with 22 percent ball possession and one shot on target).

After the break, Rose brought in Bynoe-Gittens for Can and switched to a back four, Dortmund now attacking with much more momentum in direct play and good chances. Magath made three substitutions in the space of 20 minutes, but his team increasingly gave up defensive control of the game. Even after the equalizer, BVB continued to push and finally showed combinations and playfulness in scenes, even if the pace was rarely really high.

After Dortmund scored the lead with a sensational combination via Bellingham and Joker Moukoko, the Berliners had to endure the final few minutes. When the news of the Stuttgart leadership made the rounds, the guests threw everything forward again in the final minutes, but Jovetic (90th) only hit the side netting.

Borussia Dortmund – Hertha BSC: The votes

Marco Rose (Borussia Dortmund coach): “We didn’t do so well in the first half, but then we did a lot better in the second half. Farewell to Michael Zorc and Marcel Schmelzer was much more important today, it was an extraordinary experience for me to see the south stand like that .”

Felix Magath (Hertha BSC coach): “We played well in the first half and actually withstood the pressure in the second half. Then, unfortunately, we conceded two goals, so we have to be relegated. That’s not the worst case, we have the direct one Avoid relegation. I think we have a good chance of making it.”

Borussia Dortmund – Hertha BSC: The line-ups

Dortmund: Bürki – Can (46th Bynoe-Gittens), Akanji, Zagadou (82nd Pongracic) – Wolf, Witsel (83rd Moukoko), Bellingham, Guerreiro – Brandt, Reus – Haaland (90th + 1 Reinier). – Coach: Rose

Berlin: Lotka – Pekarik, Boyata, Kempf, Plattenhardt – Tousart, Ascacibar (88th Jovetic) – Ekkelenkamp (46th Richter), Serdar (56th Darida), Mittelstädt (65th Björkan, 88th Kevin-Prince Boateng) – Belfodil.

The data of the game Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha BSC

  • Gates: 0: 1 Belfodil (18th / FE), 1: 1 Haaland (68th / HE), 2: 1 Moukoko (84th)
  • Haaland scored his 86th and last goal in a BVB jersey
  • Hertha BSC owed 8 penalties in the Bundesliga this season – more than any other team
  • Borussia Dortmund have won 11 penalties in the Bundesliga this season – more than any other team.

The star of the game: Jude Bellingham (Dortmund)

As is so often the case, it was exemplary for the collectively tired Borussia. Good duel rate. But for a long time he couldn’t tear his neighbors out of their lethargy either. With the dream pass to Moukoko, who scored the winning goal.

Flop of the match: Felix Magath (coach Hertha BSC)

His team set up well defensively, but refrained from playing more offensively even after the equalizer, making his team dependent on the result in Stuttgart. Brought another striker in Jovetic shortly before the end – it was too late by then.

The referee: Tobias Stieler (Hamburg)

When Zagadou played against Belfodil, he immediately decided to take a penalty, but watched the scene again on the monitor. A rather thin 911, but contact was there, which is why he stuck to his original decision. The hand penalty against Plattenhardt was correct, even if he was shot from a short distance.

Bundesliga: The bottom of the table after the 34th matchday

Place team Sp. Gates differential pt.
15 Stuttgart 34 41:59 -18 33
16 Hertha BSC 34 37:71 -34 33
17 Arminia Bielefeld 34 27:53 -26 28
18 Greuther Fuerth 34 28:82 -54 18