It’s Matchday 33, Borussia Dortmund are hosting Fortuna Düsseldorf in the Westfalenstadion. It was clear from the beginning that players knew they had to win. Given the fact that a loss or a draw is going to end chances to play it all in the last Matchday. Although the Black and Yellows almost lost the lead after some late time action by Fortuna Düsseldorf, the game ended 3-2 advantage Borussia Dortmund.
Both Teams Played to Win
The game started with a serious threat from Fortuna Düsseldorf players. The visitors scored a goal that was denied to an offside position. However, Borussia Dortmund soon took hold of the game by imposing their rhythm. Fortuna Düsseldorf kept pressuring the hosts nonetheless with very dangerous quick counters.
Before the first half ended, Lukasz Piszczek makes a cross towards Guerreiro who himself crosses the ball to Delaney who sets up a header for Christian Pulisic to score the first goal ending the 45 minutes 1-0.
Another Scare for the Westfalenstadion Fans
The second half didn’t start well for the hosts. Oliver Fink scores a header in the 47th minute after Marwin Hitz turns a routine save into a sloppy mistake. 6 minutes later, Thomas Delaney scores the advantage goal for BVB making it 2-1. A few moments later, Akanji and Hitz’s misunderstanding gets Fortuna a penalty kick. Thankfully, Lukebakio drags the penalty wide.
Dusseldorf’s Adam Bodzek gets a straight red card after going for Jadon Sancho‘s Achilles in a dangerous tackle. Mario Gotze relieves the home team scare by scoring the 3rd goal. However, during the 5 minutes of added time, Fortuna players manage to score their second goal and keep the pressure on Hitz’s goal till the final whistle. The game ends 3-2.
The Final Matchday is Going to Be Decisive
While Borussia Dortmund enjoyed a hard-earned victory, Bayern Munich, on the other hand, were held by Leipzig. Therefore, the difference is 2 points between the two leading teams. Borussia Dortmund will have to win at Gladbach and hope that Frankfurt can beat Bayern Munich in Bavaria. If Bayern Munich manage to get as much as 1 point, Borussia Dortmund will miss this season’s opportunity to win the Bundesliga title after 7 seasons.
From the 2005 Borussia Dortmund, till the title winning squad in 2011 and UEFA Champions League runner up era, Mostafa was always a very passionate Black and Yellow supporter. You would often see him in Coffee shops and Bars on Matchdays. He will be wearing a BVB jersey and sipping on a German beer and most likely swearing at the referee.