Borussia Dortmund won their home game against SC Freiburg 2:0 (1:0) on the 13th matchday of the Bundesliga. The BVB could not shine, but remains the sovereign leader of the table.
After the Champions League during the week, Favre brought Götze to the storm centre again, flanked by Bruun Larsen and Sancho. Freiburg coach Streich exchanged two men in the starting eleven, Petersen and Frantz played from the beginning.
After the BVB was dangerous in the initial phase above all over the switch play, one pushed the guests back in the consequence to their penalty area. For a long time, however, the Freiburgers did not allow much: one or two strikers disturbed the construction of the BVB, the rest supported the chain of five, sealed everything in the centre and directed Dortmund onto the wings. The BVB was too sluggish at times, but quickly recovered the ball after ball losses through consistent counter-pressing.
If the passing game became faster, it became dangerous: Götze missed with the Pike scarcely, the mobile Sancho took the penalty kick by single action to the lead. In return, Gondorf sweated a free-kick to the crossbar, then the BVB (over 70 percent ball possession) again played on the 2-0. Freiburg with very little relief, even though the BVB had few major chances.
This did not change even after the break: Schwolow held strongly against Reus (48th), the BVB now also with more steep passes behind the chain. After 60 minutes, the SCF moved out a little further back, but continued to put little pressure on the ball and did not enter the duels in midfield. It was only in the last 15 minutes that things got exciting again: Piszczek missed the preliminary decision with a cracker in the crossbar, Freiburg, now in 4-4-2, lacked the last pass in promising situations. In injury time, Joker Alcacer once again made everything clear.
The only drop of bitterness for the BVB: Zagadou had to come out with a foot injury after 36 minutes, the personnel cover in the central defence is getting thinner.
Altogether the most active offensive player of the Dortmund team. Had already in the second minute a good conclusion, but aimed too central, but also took the penalty out and introduced the 2-0 lead. A lot on the road, his dribblings and speed exhaled danger. Won the most duels at BVB and won over 70 percent.
Had his problems as a left central defender in the threesome. Caused the penalty kick when he kicked Sancho on the foot in the duel, opened with a weak pass in his own sixteen Reus’ big chance after the break.