customized nhl jersey Bayern Munich teach Borussia Dortmund a lesson in finishing
Marc Bartra’s curling effort into the bottom corner was the first goal that Bayern Munich have conceded in the Bundesliga since the return of Jupp Heynckes. And what a goal it was, yet it elicited barely even a cheer from the massed yellow and black ranks on the Sdtribne.
The damage had already been done in the previous 88 minutes in which Peter Bosz’s Borussia Dortmund team had done little to correct the two major problems which have now seen them win only two of their last nine games in all competitions and one of them was against third division Magdeburg.
Having conceded 14 goals in their last six matches, much has been said and written about Dortmund’s defensive problems. Their makeshift backlines have been exposed all too frequently by long passes played by opposition defenders who, despite Bosz’s insistence on a high pressing game, have been afforded too much time on the ball by Dortmund’s forwards. Ahead of kick off, Bosz had referred specifically to the importance of Dortmund making the most of their opportunities they recorded 30 shots on goal against Nicosia in midweek and yet found the net only once and that lack of ruthlessness was on display again here.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang hesitated just long enough for the impressive Niklas Sle to slide in and make a vital last ditch block. Then Andrey Yarmolenko, so composed and clinical in front of goal earlier in the season, shot straight at Sven Ulreich when one on one. Against Dortmund, Robert Lewandowski’s instinctive movements in the box twice resulted in goals one from the Pole himself and another when David Alaba’s cross floated straight in after Lewandowski had distracted Roman Brki with his very presence.
But the difference in class was best demonstrated by Arjen Robben’s opener a goal of three distinct stages, each executed to perfection. Thiago’s inch perfect cross into James Rodriguez, the Colombian’s weighted control on the chest in a tight space and,
finally, Robben’s ability to take a measured step back to allow the ball to rollin just the right position for him to bend it home with atrademark left strike.
Having led the Bundesliga by five points just one month ago, Dortmund now find themselves six points behind Bayern, have been leap frogged by RB Leipzig too and are as good as out of the Champions League.
They are ahead of local rivals Schalke on goal difference only andthe Revierderby is just three weeks away. Never mind Europe, the threat is suddenly a lot closer to home.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 Wolfsburg 3 3 Hertha Berlin Hertha Berlin striker Davie Selke celebrates in front of the travelling Hertha fans in the Volkswagen Arena after scoring a late equalizer for his team. Hertha took an early lead but had to come from behind twice in the second half in a dramatic game of disallowed goals and missed penalties.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 Cologne 0 3 Hoffenheim Pawel Olkowski looks on in despair after referee Deniz Aytekin awards the penalty that handed Hoffenheim their second goal, one of two scored by Sandro Wagner. Olkowski took out Mark Uth just after the break on another desperate day for Cologne,
who are still without a league win this season.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 Freiburg 0 1 Schalke Daniel Caligiuri (r) celebrates with Bastian Oczipka after scoring the winner for Schalke in a close match against Freiburg. Caligiuri’s shot was deflected past Alexander Schwolow in the 62nd minute to give the Royal Blues their third win in four games.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 RB Leipzig 2 1 Hannover Germany international Timo Werner celebrates after putting RB Leipzig ahead against Hannover with just five minutes remaining. The 21 year old tapped home from close range after Emil Forsberg had volleyed across goal. Earlier, Werner had set up Yussuf Poulsen’s equalizer.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 Borussia Mnchengladbach 1 1 Mainz 05 Defender Jannik Vestergaard gets up above the Mainz defense to head home the equalizing goal for Borussia Mnchengladbach. The Foals have dropped to seventh in the Bundesliga table.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 Augsburg 1 1 Bayer Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen’s Charles Aranguiz and Augsburg’s Michael Gregoritsch compete for the ball during their teams’ 1 1 draw. Both goals fell early in the second half as Augsburg’s Kevin Danso canceled out Kevin Volland’s opener.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 Hamburg 3 1 Stuttgart Seventeen year old Jann Fiete Arp (l) celebrates scoring Hamburg’s third goal on what was his first Bundesliga start. The goal Arp’s second in the top flight secured Hamburg’s first Bundesliga win since Matchday two.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 Borussia Dortmund 1 3 Bayern Munich Arjen Robben’s goal against Borussia Dortmund was a moment of magic that changed the game. It was also the goal that made the Dutchman Bayern’s all time foreign top scorer in the Bundesliga with 93 goals.
Bundesliga Matchday 11 Eintracht Frankfurt 2 1 Werder Bremen Sebastien Haller was the hero for Eintracht Frankfurt, scoring a sensational 89th minute volley to win the game. It was Haller’s first shot of the game but his fifth goal of the season, as he underlines his importance to Niko Kovac’s side. Bremen, meanwhile, are without a Bundesliga win in 14. That stretches back to last season and is their longest ever run without a Bundesliga victory.