BVB missed connection to the top

Borussia Dortmund occurs in the Bundesliga on the spot. The runner-up lost two more points to Bayern Munich.

After the final whistle and the renewed draw, coach Lucien Favre squatted paralyzed on the bench. The BVB stars went with dark faces to the South Stand, the disappointment was evident in the faces.


"We did not finish it today, we were in control of the game pretty well, and back then we did not have enough compelling chances to win the game," captain Marco Reus said after the 2-2 draw (2: 1) against Werder Bremen at Sky, "we have to go more consistently to the third goal The standard goal will hurt, of course."

Six days after the draw at Eintracht Frankfurt There was no victory at home against the Hanseatic League. Again, the black and yellow still the victory from the hand – again by a goal in the second half. "We have a bit of a backlog, but we need to keep calm," Reus added. "We do not play like men," said goalkeeper Roman Bürki, "the killer instinct was missing."

The mentality debate, triggered by a TV interview with Reus in Frankfurt, is now likely to pick up again. Finally, the Westphalia in the last two games lost four points to the new championship leaders Bayern Munich, which for the first time this season again enthroned at the top. BVB appear to have been mentally beaten before the Champions League away game at Sparta Prague on Wednesday (18:55).

Sahin happy with comeback in BVB living

Goals by Mario Götze (9th), who was in the starting line-up for the first time this season, and captain Marco Reus (41.) were not enough to win. Marco Friedl (56) scored the equalizer for Bremen, Milot Rashica (7) took the lead early on

"I think we did well in the second half and deserve a point taken, "said ex-Dortmunder Nuri Sahin satisfied. Also in Frankfurt the BVB had missed by an own goal of Thomas Delaney (88.) a possible threesome. In the meantime, the big rival and record champion FC Bayern (3-2 in Paderborn) has three points, the Dortmund only ranked seventh in the table.

After the disappointing 2: 2 in Götze and Mahmoud Dahoud made it a double chance for Frankfurt in the second minute, both shots being blocked. Dahoud played his 100th Bundesliga match.

The guests took their first opportunity to lead. After an inattentiveness in the midfield of Dortmund Rashica sank the ball from nine yards in goal by Roman Bürki. But BVB struck back only 98 seconds later: Götze hit a cross from Lukas Piszczek's close-range header.

In the aftermath of the BVB pushed for the second goal. The Bremer around the former Dortmunder Nuri Sahin, who returned for the first time in the signal Iduna park and before the play from the ex-colleagues warmly welcomed, stood however surely. Both Jaden Sancho (18th) and Thorgan Hazard (30th / 38th) did not take their chances. Only captain Reus saved the BVB with his header shortly before the break.

Bürki was powerless against Marco Friedl (56), who scored after a corner from close range. Although the BVB continued to make some chances, including Götze, the hosts did not convince.

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