Borussia Dortmund finished group A action in style. After a loss in Madrid and a draw home, the black and yellow traveled to Monaco. The Bundesliga leaders seemed eager to win and did so. The absence of players like Marco Reus and Axel Witsel didn’t seem to stop the Black and Yellows from winning. Lucien Favre’s men showed a solid performance. Borussia Dortmund win in Monaco thanks to Raphaël Guerreiro’s brace.
Raphaël Guerreiro on Fire
Borussia Dortmund are not used to Guerreiro being the goal scorer. However, his placement and composure in front of the goal is critical.
The Portuguese scored 2 goals against Monaco. Thus helping Borussia Dortmund to secure a top position in Group A ahead of Atlético Madrid. Guerreiro’s has scored 4 goals so far in the European competition.
Borussia Dortmund win in Monaco without Marco Reus
Team leader Marco Reus alongside midfield sensation Axel Witsel didn’t travel to Monaco. Lucien Favre’s strategy is to rest important players ahead of the final run before the winter break. This didn’t stop Borussia Dortmund from winning. In fact, the team showed a great deal of maturity and discipline.
Atlético Madrid Finishes Second
Club Brugge succeeded at holding Atlético Madrid. Therefore, Borussia Dortmund finish first of the group A. This will not only boost the players confidence, it will also mean that the next opponent might be more manageable.
After Borussia Dortmund win in Monaco, Lucien Favre will certainly focus on keeping the team’s advantage in the Bundesliga table. The remaining matches are very challenging and play a huge role in the team’s race for silverware this season.