Following the international break, Borussia Dortmund players will be back for Bundesliga action. Although their Match-day 8 opponent is 17th position VfB Stuttgart, the black and yellows are to be careful. In fact, VfB Stuttgart got a new coach who can turn things around. Marco Reus and co will look for a comfortable win ahead of important fixtures in the Champions league during next week.
Stuttgart: Zieler – Maffeo, Pavard, Baumgartl, Insua – Castro, Ascacibar, Gentner (c) – Gonzalez, Gomez, Thommy
Subs: Grahl, Kopacz, Özcan, Sarpei, Beck, Babstuber,Akolo
Coach: Markus Weinzierl
Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Diallo, Zagadou, Hakimi – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho, Reus (c), Bruun Larsen – Alcacer
Subs: Hitz, Dahoud, Weigl, Toprak, Götze, Pulisic, Philipp
Coach: Lucien Favre
VfB Stuttgart vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights
1′ Referee whistles kick off! let’s go!
3′ Early Goal for the Black & Yellows after a Bruun Larsen sprints with the ball in the left side. He then feeds Marco Reus who’s pass is deflected to go towards Jadon Sancho. Sancho takes a shot and he scores. VfB Stuttgart 0 Borussia Dortmund 1.
6′ Paco Alcacer takes a long range shot after a beautiful play between Marco Reus and Sancho. Ball goes wide.
8′ A dangerous header after Gentner heads a ball toward Burki who deflects to another corner for VfB Stuttgart.
14′ What looked like a Borussia Dortmund dominion is now a battle in the midfield.
20′ Gentner again with a curler to the far post. His deflected shot goes toward the top right corner of Roman Burki who sends it to a corner.
22′ VfB are pushing forward with numbers but Borussia Dortmund are still very dangerous on the quick counters.
23′ And that’s exactly what Marco Reus did. Goal for Borussia Dortmund after a quick counter by the team captain who passes towards Pisczcek. Paco Alcacer plays dummy on Pisczcek’s pass allowing it to land in Marco Reus’s feet who didn’t miss the chance. VfB Stuttgart 0 – 2 Borussia Dortmund.
25′ Paco Alcacer makes it 3. Goal for Borussia Dortmund after Marco Reus snatches ball from Pavard’s pass. A chip on Stuttgart’s goalkeeper makes it 0-3 for Borussia Dortmund.
34′ It’s heating up in the Mercredes-Benz Arena. The Black & Yellows are very fluid on the offense. Reus, Sancho, Larsen and Alcacer are showing amazing football. While Stuttgart are struggling to break.
37′ Jadon Sancho passes a ball to Marco Reus who was ready to bring it home again. Pass intercepted by Stuttgart’s Timo Baumgartl.
43′ What a close call. Paco Alcacer misses by millimeters Hakimi’s cross.
45′ A whistle sends both teams to the locker rooms. VfL Stuttgart 0 – 3 Borussia Dortmund.
46′ Badstuber replaces Castro while Paco Alcacer makes way for Maximilian Philipp.
46′ Second half under way in Frankfurt.
48′ Stuttgart had a very promising chance as Gentner finds himself in front of the goal but strikes the ball over the bar.
52′ Another chance for Stuttgart this time Burki denies the home team two real chances at goal. What a save by Dormund’s goalkeeper.
59′ Borussia Dortmund succeeded in absorbing Stuttgart’s motivation to score.
66′ Bruun Larsen leaves spot for Christian Pulisic.
69′ Chadrac Akolo replaces Erik Thommy for Stuttgart.
74′ Achraf Hakimi takes a chance at goal after Sancho’s pass. Shot goes wide.
80′ Mario Gotze is in to replace Marco Reus.
85′ Finally, Maximilian Philipp finds his goal scoring rythm by taking a mid-range shot after Pulisic provides the pass. Borussia Dortmund are leading at Stuttgart 0-4.
90′ Referee whistles full-time. What a game. Borussia Dortmund get 3 important points.