When BVB meets FC Bayern Munich in the Supercup on Tuesday evening (8.30 p.m. in LIVETICKER), Dortmund’s head coach Marco Rose sees not only the chance for the first title of the season, but also a possible trend-setting boost for the further course of the season for his eleven.
Against the Munich it is basically already against the trend for the Westphalia. The trend to let the initial euphoria and possible title dreams fizzle out again within a very short time.
“This game also helps to possibly be more consistent,” emphasized Rose after the 5-2 win against Eintracht Frankfurt Sky.
(Lack of) constancy is the keyword for Dortmund’s ambitions. In this regard, the duel against the German record champions is of elementary importance.
BVB: Bayern game as the benchmark for the season – just not again
For the black and yellow (large) part of the 25,000 fans present in Signal Iduna Park, the clear success against Frankfurt should have felt like a deja vu, so to speak. As in the past two years, BVB started again furiously in the league after a successful first cup round.
But the sovereign opening successes of the last few seasons (5: 1 against FC Augsburg 2019/20 and 3: 0 against Gladbach 2020/21) were followed by mistakes against supposedly small teams (1: 3 against Union Berlin on the 3rd matchday and 0: 2 against FCA on matchday 2) disillusionment relatively quickly. This should also have been in the back of the head of captain Marco Reus when he started on Sky-Microphone said: “If we are stable and there in the crucial moments, we can do a lot this season.” However, the team is not yet “where we want to be and where the coach sees us.”
The removal of serious mistakes in the defensive processes and, above all, appearances against nominally inferior opponents are the top priority. Because while the BVB offensive around Erling Haaland can burn off fireworks at any time, the Dortmund-based troubles, which also came into play against Frankfurt, cost crucial points in the battle for the championship in the past.
In all probability, Borussia will be challenged more against Bayern than against Hessen – all the more clearly black and yellow can support their own claims against the first title contender and set an exclamation point. A success against the permanent rivals would give the team additional self-confidence, which will also be decisive against alleged stumbling blocks.
BVB: With success and a new atmosphere against the height of the fall
Together with the return of the fans and the new, hopeful atmosphere that has arisen around the aggressive, spectacular and fast Rose football, a positive outcome of the Supercup would have laid the foundation for not achieving your goals again in the early stages of the season to torpedo.
“The goal is always to win titles,” said Reus in relation to this. As a BVB player “we don’t need to talk about second and third places.”
Just a few days after the duel against FCB, Dortmund’s first “small” opponent is already waiting for the Freiburg away game (Saturday, 3:30 p.m. in LIVETICKER).
BVB vs. FC Bayern in the DFL Supercup
Since 2012, FC Bayern and BVB have met seven times in the Supercup, of which the Munich team won four games.