Borussia Dortmund win against Hertha in Berlin 1-2. Under pressure, Lucien Favre goes into Matchday 13 with hopes of avoiding another disappointing result. Therefore, the Swiss coach made a few changes from the game against Barcelona on Wednesday. In fact, he played with a rare 5-4-1 formation including Dan-Axel Zagadou alongside Mats Hummels and Manuel Akanji in the back.
During the first 25 minutes, Borussia Dortmund players showed a pacy start to the game and made a few dangerous runs in Hertha Berlin’s depth. After Jadon Sancho‘s goal in the 15th minute, Thorgan Hazard makes it 0-2 in the 17th minute after a crafty assist from Achraf Hakimi. Afterward, the BVB players slowed the game down and allowed the Capital team to move forward. Therefore, Vladimir Darida reduced the gap for the home team in the 34th minute. Despite Hertha’s intensive work rate to equalize, the Black and Yellow’s defense stood firm with few mistakes. Until Mats Hummels committed a foul and picked up a second yellow 1 minute into extra time. The first half ended with BVB in front with goals but a player down.
With the start of the second half, Hertha players were determined to get the equalizer. Selke manages to score a goal for the home team, however, it didn’t stand after the VAR check due to the attacked being offside. While the home team tried harder to score a goal, Borussia Dortmund players stayed compact despite a few mistakes in passing here and there. The referee ended the game in the 94th minute securing 3 important points for BVB and Lucien Favre’s job.
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.