This Friday at the Signal Iduna Park, Marco Reus showed once again why he is the maximum legend of the Black and Yellow team. The hosts ended up the first half down to three goals but counted on Reus and the support of the Yellow Wall to equalize at death. Streli Mamba twice and Gerrit Holtmann scored for the visitors as Jadon Sancho, Axel Witsel and Reus did it for the hosts.
Paderborn got to the Signal Iduna Park up to get out of the rock-bottom position in the League. The visitors showed courage aligned with good football to put in an absolute rout in the first half. Streli Mamba scored twice in the first half. Gerrit Holtmann shook the net after a fine move in the area to make it three. Some Borussia Dortmund fans, disappointed with the players, but mainly with manager Lucien Favre booed the team at half-time.
It seemed to have caused some effect on the players’ attitude, as in the first minute after the break they managed to narrow the gap. Jadon Sancho received a pass from the edge of the box and fired a low shot into the bottom left corner. The reaction of the hosts was immediate and made the match way more exciting. Reus and Mats Hummels had a chance to score each, but they wasted it.
The search for the second and the equalizer goal kept going until the end though. Dortmund retained control of the ball and risked several attempts on target. With such insistence, Axel Witsel took advantage of a cross and made it 2-3 on 84 minutes.
Already on the added time, after another cross into the box, Paderborn’s defense couldn’t clear it properly, as the ball ended up to Reus, who headed home to level for hosts. 3-3.
The draw was celebrated for some, but yet still part of the Yellow Wall booed Favre. Maybe Dortmund lost a great opportunity, as Mourinho was with no clubs, but just signed with the Spurs.
With the result, Borussia is in the fifth position with 20 points. Paderborn, bottom the league on only five points. In the next Matchday in the German Bundesliga, Borussia will face Hertha Berlin at the Berlin Olympic Stadium. Paderborn face RB Leipzig on the same day.