Witsel Helps Borussia Dortmund Past Leipzig

After the winter break, the Bundesliga kicks off again. For the 18th fixture, Borussia Dortmund travel to Leipzig to face local team RB Leipzig. Despite Marco Reus‘s absence, the German leaders manage to secure 3 points as Witsel helps Borussia Dortmund past Leipzig. 

 

Borussia Dortmund win Despite Heavy Injury List

Borussia Dortmund Players Celebrate Win In Leipzig

Omer Toprak, Manuel Akanji and Dan Axel Zagadou, all of whom are very important players, are on the injury list for Lucien Favre for this game. In addition, Marco Reus wasn’t included in the starting line up nor in the reserve due to ankle injury. However, the Black and Yellows manpower seemed to know their business. Julian Weigl played the center back role excellently. His timed tackles and quick game reading prevented several conceding opportunities.

 

Axel Witsel Scores Against Leipzig… Again!

His effort on Match-day 1 got him his first Bundesliga goal. Axel Witsel, Dortmund’s maestro, seems to love to score against Leipzig. In fact, he fired a shot after a corner delivery by Guerreiro making it 0-1 for Borussia Dortmund on the 19th minute. 

Roman Burki Making Important saves against Leipzig

Then Dortmund players kept resisting Leipzig’s attacking attempts all throughout the game. The back four made it impossible for Leipzig to break while Roman Burki made critical saves all along.

 

Borussia Dortmund Keep the Gap

Axel Witsel celebrates goal against Leipzig

Feeling Bayern Munich’s pressure, Borussia Dortmund had to win this fixture. Despite the game’s difficulty, Axel Witsel managed to lead the team to secure 3 important points. The next game will be against Hanover at home. Therefore, it’s an opportunity to start the winning momentum again.

 

 

 

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