Playing in front of the Yellow Wall at the Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund defeated Bundesliga leaders Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 thanks to a goal from Marco Reus. The Dortmund hero’s solo goal was crucial for ending a negative run of three consecutive draws in the League.
After three 2-2 draws in a row with Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen, and Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund managed to win and moved up to the fourth place with 15 points, just one behind Borussia Mönchengladbach, who despite the setback, keep leading the league. However, they can lose it to Schalke 04, who will be playing on Sunday against Hoffenheim, and in case of a win, they will surpass Monchengladbach.
The Matchday was perfect for Dortmund as they were the only team in the top five to win. Second-placed Wolfsburg, who has the same points as Monchengladbach, only drew against RB Leipzig, and Bayern Munich, who are third, also drew 2-2 against Augsburg.
Despite the lack of some of their main players, such as Jadon Sancho, who was punished for being late at Dortmund after defending the English national team, and still no Paco Alcacer and Mario Gotze who were injured, Dortmund’s team could be superior and reached the victory thanks to a Marco Reus goal in the second half.
And the goal couldn’t be more annoying for Monchengladbach. Former Monchengladbach, Thorgan Hazard assisted Reus, who is also a former player, as the German striker finished low under the keeper to open the scoring. It was the fifth consecutive match in which the striker found the nets against his former team.
However, the “skinny” 1-0 could have been more, as Dortmund had two goals disallowed by the VAR. The first one, scored by Hazard, Julian Brandt was slightly offside. And the second one, the VAR disallowed Brandt’s beautiful goal, as Reus had supposedly blocked Yan Sommer’s vision in the play. In my honest opinion, Brandt’s goal should have stood, but anyways.
Following the good 1-0 win over the leaders, Borussia Dortmund will be back to the field on Wednesday to defend the lead in the UEFA Champions League Group E. The German side will face Inter Milan at San Siro.