Borussia Dortmund wins 2-0 in Bremen and stays close to leaders Bayern Munich.
At the final whistle, Edin Terzic clapped his hands enthusiastically. Exhausted, his players fell to the ground and took a short break before thanking the BVB fans. With the 300th away win in its Bundesliga history, Borussia Dortmund kept its chances in the title race – again with a joker goal.
“Everyone has been on board since winter, we can shoot very well with very good guys, that’s a plus for us,” said international Julian Brandt after the 2-0 (0-0) win at newly promoted Werder Bremen on Sky. Before he made the decision himself shortly before the end (85th), Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (67th), who had just come on as a substitute, had paved the way to their sixth win in six games since the beginning of the year. “We’ll stay on the radar in the fight for the title,” emphasized the young Brit after Dortmund’s fifth wildcard goal in the new year.
The North Germans already suffered their sixth home defeat, but maintained their position in the middle of the table. “Dortmund have a lot of quality up front and showed us our limits,” said Werder striker Niclas Füllkrug. “Overall, it wasn’t a good performance from us.”
Moukoko is substituted injured
The guests clearly had the better start in front of 42,100 spectators in the sold-out Weser Stadium. In the first 20 minutes, the Hanseatic League barely got out of their own half. And Werder goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka was lucky that a low shot from Julian Ryerson (12th) went just a few centimeters wide of the right goalpost.
However, Ryerson almost scored a return goal in the 21st minute, goalkeeper Gregor Kobel was challenged. This action encouraged the hosts, they now acted more purposefully and almost took the lead with a long-range shot by Mitchell Weiser (23rd).
The BVB offensive, on the other hand, faltered a little after half an hour. Young star Youssoufa Moukoko had to be replaced by Sebastien Haller after 29 minutes due to a problem with his left knee. However, the Frenchman initially hardly bonded with his team-mates.
After the change of sides, the black and yellow were much closer to the lead again. In the 46th minute, BVB captain Marco Reus failed from close range to Pavlenka. Four minutes later it was the Czechs again who made a brilliant save against Jude Bellingham.
But this black and yellow storm and stress phase did not last long. An exciting exchange of blows developed in which either side could score at any time. Werder coach Ole Werner really wanted three points and kept pushing his team forward. Even after Bynoe-Gittens’ goal.
But Werner’s colleague Terzic also continued to attack after the lead. The racy game remained exciting for us until shortly before the end.
Werder Bremen – Borussia Dortmund: The data for the game
Ole Werner (Werder Bremen coach): “We started badly in both halves, but were then able to calm down the game and act at eye level at times. The decisive factor was that Dortmund made better use of the space. We weren’t good enough over 90 minutes to beat BVB.”
Edin Terzic (Borussia Dortmund coach): “I’m not only satisfied with the result, but also with the way in which we played this win. It’s not easy to leave Bremen as a deserved winner. It’s a good thing that a substitute has scored again Proof of the balance of our squad.”