Borussia Dortmund secured an important 3-0 win in the Westfalenstadion against Wolfsburg. After a 2-1 home victory over Gladbach midweek, Lucien Favre‘s men gained positive momentum. Therefore, the team managed to jump to the 2nd spot in the Bundesliga table. Thorgan Hazard was one of the best players on the pitch today.
Marco Reus’s injury changed the game
The fixture started with small input for both teams. While Borussia Dortmund tried to dominate position, Wolfsburg didn’t mind staying compact and launching quick counters. Therefore, the Black and Yellow looked very inefficient on the ball in the final third. In the 28th minute, Marco Reus leaves the pitch with what seems like a left ankle injury. Lucien Favre decides that Mario Gotze is the perfect replacement, and he wasn’t wrong.
Gotze’s input in the game was noticeable as he managed to play quick one-touch football. Despite a few changes from the visitors, the home team seemed more and more confident on the ball. The first half ended goalless 0-0.
Thorgan Hazard makes an Impact in the 2nd Half
The referee gives the whistle to start the 2nd half. Borussia Dortmund players picked up exactly where they left the first half. Compact in the defense thanks to Mats Hummels experience, Borussia Dortmund succeeded at launching dangerous quick-counters. Thanks to a quick run and pass by Hakimi, Thorgan Hazard scores his first goal as a BVB player in the 52nd minute.
6 minutes later, Hazard provides Raphael Guerreiro with a pass and the Portuguese left-back scores without hesitation. The Black and Yellow continue to exercise their domination on the visitors who concede a penalty in the 87th minute. Thanks to a cool finish by Mario Gotze, the score goes to 3-0.
Thorgan Hazard leads Borussia Dortmund to a 5th win this season. Therefore, these 3 precious points propel BVB to the 2nd position behind Borussia Monchengladbach. Next-up, Borussia Dortmund will host Inter Milan for Matchday 4 of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
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.