Following an intense Matchday 9 fixture, Borussia Dortmund draws in Gelsenkirchen. Both teams played a very entertaining edge-to-edge football in front of a full 62 thousand fans. The Revierderby, as Bundesliga fans like to refer to this fixture, isn’t like the other Bundesliga games. So Dr. Felix Brych’s task wasn’t an easy one. Borussia Dortmund fans, as usual, didn’t forget to light a few flares to celebrate the beginning of the much-anticipated game.
The first half saw the home team, Schalke 04, dominate the game by playing fast-paced football. In addition, the BVB squad made far too many mistakes in possession which gave the Royal Blues a boost in confidence. FC Schalke 04 not scoring in the first half was half luck and half last resort defending by Julian Weigl and Mats Hummels. Marco Reus colleagues tried to threaten Schalke’s defense, perhaps one of the most remarkable first-half attempts was a shot by Jadon Sancho which was blocked by the goalkeeper. The first half finishes 0-0.
Upon making their way back from the locker rooms, Gelsenkirchen boys tried to come back to the same rhythm they left with the first half. However, the Black and Yellows had another plan. The second half was a mixture of attacks and sloppiness from both teams. Borussia Dortmund players didn’t make the best out of a few chances and neither did the opposition. Of course, the derby must not finish without yellow cards and heated discussions between players from both teams. Thankfully, Felix Brych had the experience to manage the game. The whistle came at the 93rd minute to finish the game. Apart from the possible hand injury of Mario Gotze and Thomas Delaney suffering nose damage, Borussia Dortmund must be happy with 1 point to stay in the race for the Bundesliga.
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.