Borussia Dortmund advanced to the Knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. The 2-1 home win against Slavia Prague was the first part of the mission. Moreover, Barcelona won their fixture against Inter Milan in the Camp Nou, thus helping BVB make it to the round of 16.
After a 5-0 home win against Fortuna, Borussia Dortmund players regained a part of their confidence. Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus seem close to their top form. Therefore, The 19 years old Englishman scored the first goal assisted by Captain Reus in the 10th minute.
After that, Borussia Dortmund dominated the game but missed a few clear chances. For instance, Marco Reus failed to convert two 1-on-1 opportunities with the goalkeeper. Against the rhythm of the game, Slavia Prague’s Tomas Soucek scored the equalizer in the 43rd minute. The first-half finished 1-1 with disappointed but hopeful yellow wall fans.
BVB picked up where they left it by the start of the second half. As the minutes go, the players show more and more confidence. Roman Burki, who picked up the man of the match award, showed great reflexes to counter Slavia Prague’s goal threats.
Several missed chances later, and with a touch of genius, Jadon Sancho provides an assist to Julian Brandt who converts it to 2-1. At this moment, players had only one objective in mind, try to score more goals without conceding. However, Julian Weigl left the game with a second yellow card. A harsh decision that was shrugged off by Lucien Favre, \who introduced Balerdi, Piszczek, and Dahoud in the last 10 minutes. Euphoric Yellow Wall fans witnessed a 2-1 win, and the news in Barcelona that allowed BVB to advance to the next stage of the prestigious European competition.
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.