Dortmund rise to take the second spot in Bundesliga

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Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Wolfsburg Highlights – Dortmund hosted Wolfsburg on Saturday. The visitors had been unbeaten before the game but the statistics changed after the game as Borussia Dortmund defeated the Wolfs 3-0. The first half of the game was very eventless and Dortmund lost their captain Marco Reus to an injury who had started the game playing as a striker in place of Paco Alcacer. Mario Gotze was the one replacing the captain at the 27th mark. The first goal of the game came shortly after the break as Thorgan Hazard collected Achraf Hakimi’s pass before burying beyond shot-stopper Pavao Pervan.

bundesliga 2019 dortmund vs wolfsburg highlights

Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Wolfsburg Highlights  – It was a very well-worked goal by Dortmund as they were able to intercept the ball from Wolfsburg’s defense and were able to launch an attack of their own. 6 minutes later, the goalscorer became the architect as Hazard set Raphael Guerreiro up who was able to finish the ball inside the net from a very tight angle doubling Dortmund’s lead. The Belgian winger picked out the run of Dortmund’s forwarding full-back, allowing Guerreiro to advance into the penalty area and drilled in a low effort into the bottom right corner. Mario Gotze was able to put his name on the scoresheet as he scored a late penalty kick sealing Dortmund’s three points.

Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Wolfsburg Highlights

It was the perfect gift that Dortmund could have given to their coach, Lucien Favre who celebrated his birthday on the matchday. Favre’s decision of playing Dahoud with Weigl in the midfield worked out well. Dahoud showed that his commitment and forward-thinking was exactly what was missing in the last few weeks. His directness certainly caused Wolfsburg a few problems and he also came close to scoring in the second half.

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Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Wolfsburg Highlights  – Jadon Sancho and Axel Witsel were rested for the upcoming UCL fixture while Hakimi played in the forward position once again. He set up Thorgan Hazard for Dortmund’s opening goal with a well-weighted pass and as the Wolfsburg defenders started to tire, his pace became a massive problem for them.

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Bundesliga 2019 Dortmund vs Wolfsburg Highlights  – All in all, it was a very well balanced performance from Dortmund as they were able to carry the result that they got against Monchengladbach in the DFB Cup to the Bundesliga. Monchengladbach is the current table-toppers of the Bundesliga as Dortmund trail behind by 3 points. Bayern Munich and Leipzig share the third spot with 18 points each.

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