After 19 weeks of leading the Bundesliga table, Borussia Dortmund reigns of the German league came to an end last week. Therefore, the Black and Yellows have on their tails Bayern Munich. While Marco Reus and co travel to Berlin to face local club Hertha BSC, the Ruhr Westphalia team don’t have room for mistakes.
Borussia Dortmund Late Start of the Game
Hertha Berlin was the team that was determined to win at first. Although the trend for teams facing Borussia Dortmund is to park the bus nowadays, the capital team didn’t hesitate to press. Therefore, Borussia Dortmund conceded the first goal as early as the 4th minute. Afterward, Jadon Sancho and his teammates struggled to find a pace to their game.
However, as minutes have gone by, Bundesliga’s second most successful team started to take control of the game. This led to Delaney’s goal in the 14th minute. Despite Borussia Dortmund’s awakening, Hertha Berlin managed to score from a penalty to make it 2-1 before the break.
End to End football in the Second Half
For the neutral football supporter, the second half was a delight. Not so much for the hardcore fans on both sides of the stands. Dortmund started the second half with the equalized by Zagadou’s header making it 2-2. The game went on with a pure attacking play from both teams. The Black and Yellow defense seemed more and more in control as minutes went by.
In the attack department, Marco Reus pulled strings and made stuff moving forward. Jadon Sancho and Christian Pulisic switched sides and made Hertha Berlin’s players deserve their shirts. The tension kept on till Jordan Torunarigha left the pitch with a red card. Finally, in the 92nd minute, and after a genius pass from Sancho, Marco Reus scores his 15th goal of the season making it a 2-3 win for the visitors.
Dortmund Reclaim Top Spot in the Bundesliga
Although they conceded an early goal, Borussia Dortmund players showed a great spirit in front of a strong Hertha Berlin team. With this win, the Black and Yellows reclaim their spot as Bundesliga leaders. In the meantime, Lucien Favre can focus on preparing the players for the big event against Bayern Munich in a couple of weeks.
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.