This Saturday, for Matchday 27, Wolfsburg welcomed Borussia Dortmund behind closed doors. Even though the hosts made a pretty good game, the visitors were able to leave the field with the 3 points after a 2-0 victory. The goals were scored by Dortmund’s full-backs Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi.
The initial minutes of the match were very intense with the main actions in the midfield. The Wolves had set a strong marking system and made it difficult for the away side to create good chances. Because of that, the first good opportunity of the match came only at the 15th minute, when Thorgan Hazard tried from outside the box.
However, Dortmund didn’t stop and kept on trying to open the scoring. And they did it at the 32nd minute. After a great play between Julian Brandt, Hazard, and Hakimi, the number 23 sent a low cross into the 6-yard box. Haaland was not able to strike it home, but Guerreiro was on the far post to send it into the back of the net.
Ahead on the scoring, the visitors went to the second half a little calmer. As soon as they went back from half-time, Dortmund came already with a change. Mats Hummels left, giving place to Emre Can. The sub made a lot of difference in the game, once the number 27 was having trouble playing as a defender.
With that, Wolfsburg started having more chances and they almost scored in the early minutes of the second half. Renato Steffen lost a great chance, one on one against Roman Burki.
The hosts were the better side during a great part of the second half, then manager Lucien Favre decided to change the team once again. Jadon Sancho entered the field, while Brandt, Dortmund’s best player without a doubt, left. If the fans were inside the stadium, I’m pretty sure they would complain about the sub.
However, after a few minutes, it brought the result they were expecting. At the 78th minute, the Englishman sped up, went forward, and assisted Hakimi, who just had to put the ball into the back of the net.
Losing by 2-0, the Wolves got desperate and weren’t able to play what they could. In the end, they still had one player less, after Felix Klaus was shown a red card.
With the victory, Dortmund keeps on chasing the leader, Bayern Munich, which will be their rivals this Tuesday. Wolfsburg, on the other hand, keeps on 6th place and, also on Tuesday, will face Bayer Leverkusen.