Borussia Dortmund has shortened the gap to Eintracht Frankfurt and fourth place in the Champions League! BVB won their home game on matchday 29 of the Bundesliga against SV Werder Bremen 4-1 (3-1) and are now only four points behind the SGE.
“We were a bit hotter after yesterday, because it was a great chance for us to get to the Champions League places. Our big goal was to shorten the gap,” said BVB captain Marco Reus after the game Sky. “We stayed calm after falling behind and downplayed our boots at a good level.”
Reus was satisfied with the development of Dortmund and stated that they had “shown a good reaction to everything” in the last few weeks. They wanted to use the “second chance” they got because of the 4-0 defeat of Eintracht in Gladbach in the fight for the CL ranks and “put it under pressure”. Reus continues: “Everything is open, of course we mustn’t give up any feathers.”
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic said: “It was a good game of ours, but we didn’t finish it cleanly in all phases and then allowed the opponent to have too many scoring chances. In the second half we lost two or three balls stupidly, these ones We absolutely want to avoid things. On the whole, however, the win was very deserved and sovereign with many scoring chances for us. “
Regarding the race for the premier class, Terzic said: “It brings us three points closer to our goal. In the knowledge that in three days everyone can look different again. We have to work well until Wednesday and then show everyone that the path continues . “
BVB – SV Werder Bremen: The analysis
Concentration, accuracy of pass, depth in the game – everything that Dortmund brought onto the pitch in the early stages against Manchester City was initially missing against Bremen. Werder stood pretty low against the ball in a 5-3-2 and built on the counterattack. There were some of them due to numerous inaccuracies in Dortmund. BVB proved weak counter-protection and gave a lot of space in the center. One of these attacks – here too, the vote at Borussia was bad – led to Bremen’s leadership.
But nothing more came out of it for the guests, because Werder played their switching situations more and more inadequately and gradually let themselves be pushed onto the defensive. Dortmund got the tight SVW formation up and running, especially through quick relocations, and opened up more space. Reyna used one of them to equalize with a dream goal, and Bremen ultimately caused the fast two-goal deficit with two unnecessary individual mistakes.
It took a good hour before Bremen switched offensively, switched to a 4-4-2 and positioned themselves higher. This created more rooms for both teams. Werder used this more dangerously than BVB, promptly hit the post through Eggestein (63rd) and subsequently came to further good deals, usually initiated on the right.
BVB also had that, but the home side played their opportunities too imprecisely around Werder’s penalty area and missed the final decision several times.
Seems to have overcome his performance gap by now. Outstanding shot in his goal to make it 1: 1, the third Dortmund goal is also largely due to him. In addition, very playful and agile on the offensive.
Unfortunate appearance of the midfielder. Caused Dortmund’s penalty with his unnecessary duel against Reus. Also at 1: 3 unlucky when the ball jumped from him to goal scorer Haaland. Had to go down after about an hour.