Union Berlin Beats Borussia Dortmund in the Capital

Union Berlin, a team that got promoted from the 2nd Bundesliga tier wins in the fixture against Borussia Dortmund, one of the teams who are competing for the Bundesliga title this season. Although Borussia Dortmund dominated the game in the numbers, the Capital second team managed to play their cards right and win. 

Poor Performance and Lots of Mistakes made

Playing on the highest levels of European football requires a great deal of focus and composure, Borussia Dortmund lacked both during Saturday’s game. Despite looking confident in front of the Berlin supporters, Lucien Favre’s men weren’t up to the task. In the 22nd minute, Marius Butler scored easily from a what looked like a heavily rehearsed corner kick.

BVB players defending against Union Berlin

Soon after, Paco Alcacer scored the equalizer in the 25th minute after a pass by Jadon Sancho. The first half ended with a clear domination by Borussia Dortmund players and a handful of missed chances.

Disastrous Second Half

Only in football, you can look like you dominate a game but still lose in the end, miserably. Despite the weight of the game, Union Berlin players looked like they were convinced they had nothing to lose. Therefore, they played in a confident and well-composed manner. The home team kept themselves organized and made use of chances.

Union Berlin scoring the winner against Borussia Dortmund

Thanks to mistakes from Mats Hummels and Manuel Akanji, the home team scored two goals in the 50th and 75th minute to seal a well-fought game. Despite changes in the strategy, Lucien Favre failed to bring his usual touch to win the game. The game ended 3-1 for Union Berlin. It is important to note that this is the start of the season. If there will be mistakes to be made and lessons to be learned, better early than later.

 

 

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