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Shocked, beaten and scarred

04.10.2010, 17:23 Uhr von:  Redaktion

Celebration after the final whistleSome supporters of Ballspielverein Borussia Dortmund were afraid that their club could lose their match against German championship record winner Bayern Munich after they lost to Sevilla FC last Thursday evening. But once again, our young squad proved critics wrong and defeated the leather trousers 2-0 (0-0) and therefore continued their Bundesliga winning streak.

They have now won six Bundesliga matches in a row, which is one win away from equalizing the record of BVB which consists of seven straight victories. Incredibly enough, 18 points out of 21 don't mean the top of the ranking, since Mainz won all of their seven matches so far. But that's not important, cause to be honest, it never felt so good to be a BVB supporter.

Before the match

Bayern Munich is struggling in national competition, among other things caused by the injuries of the two stars of the team, Franck "Scarface" Ribery and Arjen "I look like a 40-year old" Robben. Additionally, Louis van Gaal could not play with David Alaba, Hamit Altintop and Diego Contento. Therefore, Bayern played with a 4-2-3-1 with – surprisingly – 35 million dollar men Mario Gomez being the sole striker, German nationals Schweinsteiger, Kroos and Müller forming the offensive midfield and van Bommel and Pranjic being the double-six. The defense was built by Lahm, Badstuber, van Buyten and Braafheid.
On the other side, Jürgen Klopp trusted in his team of last Thursday, with Piszczek and Kuba on the right side because Owomoyela and Götze were out with minor injuries. You see, our squad got the chance to make the result of Sevilla forgotten with a victory over Bayern Munich who shocked us last year with a 5-1 victory in our Westfalenstadion. This year, it did not end up that way.

First half

Piszczek vs. KroosDuring the first 45 minutes, our BVB had problems to get into the match. The reason for that is hard to find, one possible explanation could be that Munich had two days more to rest since they played Champions League in Basel, Switzerland on Tuesday. Therefore, Bayern had more possession of the ball and got the first chance during the first minutes of the match, when a free kick by Badstuber found Mario Gomez, but the striker's shot missed the goal on the right side (7th). Shortly before the break, it was again Mario Gomez who nearly scored after a nice pass of Schweinsteiger, as he appeared in front of Weidenfeller, who managed to get the ball over the bar (43rd). The corner kick by Badstuber found Gomez once again, but his header was not good enough to hit the net (45th). The best chance of Borussia was a shot by Großkreutz whose shot went over the goal with 4 or 5 metres. At that time, BVB could be happy to go into halftime without any goals on both sides.

Second half

Barrios 1-0At the beginning of the second half, Van Buyten was replaced by famous Argentina defender Martin Demichelis, who once again was responsible for a defeat of his team. But before his time to shine began, Lahm and Butt had communication problems, which nearly ended in an own-goal (47th). Afterwards, a throw-in by Schmelzer was headed out of the penalty area by Demichelis, but right in the middle, where Bender fought to bring his foot on the ball and Super-Lucas brilliantly scored with a deflection by Badstuber – 1-0 for Borussia and the fourth goal of the season by our striker (51st). The roof of the Westfalenstadion was blown off in the next minutes and everyone celebrated that lead which was doubled a few minutes later when Borussia got a free kick because of Demichelis played the ball with his hand. Nuri Sahin brilliantly scored (60th) before the eyes of Turkish national coach Guus Hiddink who found no place for Sahin during the last period of qualification for the European Cup and who will have to face Germany next Friday. And with that little fact – Sahin scoring via free kick – being accomplished, you notice that everything seems to be fitting in Dortmund these days. The celebration of the 2-0Every supporter in Westfalenstadion was now on his feet and the famous songs of the last weeks were sung by the whole arena, no matter if it's Nena's lighthouse (I'll go everywhere you go, even to the end of this world...) or "We'll follow you to the Black Sea". Munich was shocked, beaten and scarred and a shot by Kuba shortly missed the goal. But the best opportunity to score for a third time was again a shot by Lucas who only hit the post. A pass to Großkreutz who was alone on the left side could have been another possibility at this scene (69th). A deflected free kick by Badstuber was the best chance for Munich to score during the second half, at least until minute 89, where after a great save by Weidenfeller, joker Olic more or less only had to slide the ball into the goal, but Piszczek somehow cleared at the cost of a corner kick. In the meantime, Lewandowski slightly missed after a great move of our beloved team (82nd). At the end, it was a deserved victory because of the second half and it should have been celebrated for the rest of this evening and the upcoming days.

Aftermath

Klopp's deserved applauseAfter the team made his round through the stadium and got the deserved applause for a great match, including the Südtribüne singing and jumping "Ballspielverein Borussia aus Dortmund...", everyone wanted to see mastermind Jürgen Klopp, who was interviewed by pay per view stations at that time. But not only Südtribüne but also some of the seating terraces asked for Kloppo, singing "Without our coach, we won't go home" and after 20 or 30 minutes, Kloppo appeared and got his applause by around 30.000 fans who waited for him. A great moment, not only for Kloppo himself, but also for the best fans of the league. With our 18 points, we are now five points ahead of third-ranked Hannover, ten points in front of Bayern Munich and even 14 points before Blue-White. To put it in a nutshell: The ranking is AWESOME! And to make this big start even more awesome, I have a little stat for you: Only two teams started into Bundesliga with seven straight victories in a row (as Mainz did this year): Bayern Munich in 1994/1995 and Kaiserslautern in 2001/2002. Question: Who ended up being the championship winner in those seasons? Answer: Borussia Dortmund. Just saying...

Stats:

Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller [2,5] – Piszczek [2,5], Subotic [2], Hummels [2,5], Schmelzer [3] – Bender [3], Sahin [2,5] – Kuba [2,5], Kagawa [3,5], Großkreutz [3,5] – Barrios [2]

Subs: Lewandowski for Kagawa (76th), Feulner for Barrios (87th), da Silva for Sahin (88th)

Bayern München: Butt - Lahm, van Buyten, Badstuber, Braafheid - van Bommel, Pranjic- Müller, Schweinsteiger, Kroos – Gomez

Subs: Demichelis for van Buyten (46th), Olic for Braafheid (61st)

Goals: 1-0 Barrios (51st), 2-0 Sahin (60th)

Bookings: Demichelis, Olic, Schweinsteiger

Referee: Meyer (Burgdorf)

Attendance: 80.720 (sold-out Westfalenstadion)

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