Borussia Dortmund are hosting As Monaco for MATCHDAY 2 of the Champions league Group A fixtures. In the last game, Borussia Dortmund struggled against a very disciplined Club Brugges side. Therefore, the game was level until Pulisic scored the winner in the last minutes. This time, the German giants are going into this with confidence. In fact, They didn’t lose in any of their six Bundesliga games. In the contrary, they scored 19 goals so far in the Bundesliga and only conceded 5. Will this performance allow Borussia Dortmund to win the game against As Monaco?
LINE UPS BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS AS MONACO
Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Akanji, Zagadou, Diallo – Witsel, Delaney – Wolf, Reus (c), Sancho – Alcacer
Subs: Hitz – Hakimi, Guerreiro, Dahoud, Philipp, Bruun Larsen, Weigl
Coach: Lucien Favre
Monaco: Benaglio (- Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Henrichs – Tielemans, Aholou, Golovin , Sidibe, Falcao (c), Sylla
Subs: Barreca, N’Doram, Ait-Bennasser, Diop, Subasic, Chadli, Grandsir
Coach: Leonardo Jardim
DORTMUND VS AS MONACO MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
1′ Game in underway in Dortmund.
2′ Borussia Dortmund allow As Monaco to build plays from the back. The German team is trying to press in the midfield.
4′ First chance for Dortmund comes from Piszczek in the right who passes to Paco Alcacer. The Spanish attacker didn’t make much of the ball.
9′ Akanji clears the danger as Golovin passes the ball to Henrichs inside the penalty area.
17′ Roman Burki saves comfortably as Tielemans takes a 20 meter shot.
20′ What a save by Roman Burki. This time Tielemans with a more dangerous shot toward the top left corner of the goalkeeper.
23′ Borussia Dortmund players are struggling to build up. As Monaco defense is well positioned.
26′ Offside flag against Falcao.
33′ After a pass from Wolf, Alcacer tries to curl a ball in the second post. Ball goes centimeters away from Benaglio’s goal.
39′ Wolf’s strong shot deflected by Benaglio to a corner kick.
45′ Benaglio is injured. He is substituted by Subašić.
47′ The first half ends. Borussia Dortmund 0 – As Monaco 0
46′ Bruun Larsen comes in for Marius Wolf.
46′ Referee whistles the start for the second half.
47′ As Monaco are pushing everything forward. Borussia Dortmund struggle to maintain control.
51′ Bruun Larsen scores a goal after a great placement between the two center-backs. A very accurate pass from Sancho put Bruun Larsen one to one against the goal keeper. Borussia Dortmund lead 1-0.
60′ A quick counter by Paco Alcacer is cleared by Sidibe. Borussia Dortmund are getting too dangerous.
62′ What a miss by Marco Reus. Paco Alcacer dummies a pass from Piszczek and Marco Reus strikes but it goes millimeters away from the goal.
64′ A cross for Monaco finds Falacao’s head. Fortunately for Roman Burki there was little weight on the shot.
65′ Substitution for Borussia Dortmund: Julian Weigl replaces Thomas Delaney.
68′ Penalty kick for Dortmund after Marco Reus dribble through the defense before being brought down by Glik.
69′ Paco Alcacer takes a strong shot at the penalty but he is denied by the crossbar.
70′ Grandsir comes in for Silly.
72′ Paco Alcacer score the long awaited goal. Marco Reus sets a ball and Alcacer dribble through the goalkeeper before striking the ball strongly in the back of the net. Borussia Dortmund 2 – As Monaco 0.
77′ Golovin out for Chadli.
78′ Monaco try to comeback in the game. Grandsir tries a back-heel trick to score but goes wide.
84′ Jadon Sancho has muscle cramps. Maximilian Philipp replaces him.
87′ The games is now fully under control. Borussia Dortmund are cruising.
89′ Another long range shot by Tielemans blocked by Burki. The Dortmund goalkeeper was pushed to make another brilliant save.
90′ Marco Reus scores the 3rd goal after a brilliant pass by Bruun Larsen. Borussia Dortmund lead 3-0.
93′ Referee ends the game. Borussia Dortmund win another game 3-0. What a performance.
Borussia Dortmund vs As Monaco : Players Performances
Although Borussia Dortmund players struggled from As Monaco’s rhythm in the first half, they regained control later in the game. Roman Burki proved that he is the first choice goalkeeper for Dortmund after saving dangerous strikes. Defensively, Akanji and Zagadou partnership worked marvelously. Piszczek and Diallo played a good game defensively and offensively. Witsel managed the midfield with confidence alongside Delaney. Weigl’s introduction brought more composer to Borussia Dortmund’s midfield. Jadon Sancho is still one of the best players in the Dortmund rooster. Marius Wolf didn’t have much time on the ball, therefore he was subbed out for Bruun Larsen who scored a goal and setup another. Although Paco Alcacer missed a penalty kick, he didn’t think about it much and continued his scoring streak. Marco Reus remains the team leader by providing Alcacer with a goal and scoring one himself. Philipp played a decent part in the last minutes of the match. Lucien Favre is to be praised for the coaching he showed so far. And a very good luck to Borussia Dortmund for the next fixture.
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.