Status: 01/14/2022 10:39 p.m
Two corners, two header goals, twice Thomas Meunier – after half an hour Borussia Dortmund’s victory over SC Freiburg was bagged. But things got even worse for the people of Breisgau.
In the winter break, the fight for the championship in the Bundesliga seemed already decided. Bayern were nine points behind BVB, after Munich’s defeat by Gladbach and Dortmund’s last-minute win against Frankfurt it was only six. But Marco Rose’s team has now halved this gap – at least overnight.
Freiburg not a real opponent
The 5: 1 (3: 0) on Friday evening (01/13/2022) against the Sc freiburg could still be really valuable if 1. FC Köln can annoy Bayern on Saturday. In any case, Freiburg weren’t really an opponent from the start in the Dortmund stadium, which was only occupied by 750 spectators – despite fourth place in the table.
The force of BVB prevailed again and again, especially with standards. When Meunier made it 1-0 after just under fifteen minutes, Lucas Höler headed in his opponent after a corner from Julian Brandt. The 2-0 15 minutes later was similar: This time Brandt shot the corner from the right side and it was Meunier’s most difficult task to win the aerial duel against his own teammate Mats Hummels – Freiburg keeper Benjamin Uphoff again had no chance.
Haaland ends short-term crisis
Up until the half-time break, the guest barely crossed the center line and BVB made the preliminary decision. Erling Haaland, for whom coach Rose had to answer questions about a minor crisis after two goalless games, scored the 3-0 in added time after Jude Bellingham had won the ball against the unfocused Höler.
The ball losses in the build-up were the decisive difference in addition to the standard weakness that evening. When Freiburg felt a little hope after Ermedin Demirovic made it 3-1 after an hour, the next blunder in midfield put an end to all daydreams: Substitute Noah Weißhaupt let Bellinham take the ball and Haaland scored his second goal punished the mistake immediately (75th).
Dahoud scores again
Mo Dahoud, who recently scored the winning goal against Frankfurt, then scored the final point of the game. The technically strong midfielder had suffered from a chronic lack of finishing for years, but he seems to have overcome that: After a great pass from Donyell Malen and a cross from Nico Schulz, Dahoud curled the ball into the right corner to make it 5-1 (86th minute). ).