DORTMUND. Borussia Dortmund found a way to turn the table against Hertha BSC to win 2-1. It was Hertha BSC to strike first with a penalty of I. Belfodil at the 18′. Then it was a penalty in the 67′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, Y. Moukoko gave the win to Borussia Dortmund in the 84′ minute with a goal. Borussia Dortmund was vastly superior ball possession (75%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Signal-Iduna-Park stadium in Dortmund on Saturday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Tobias Stieler with the assistance of Christian Gittelmann and Eduard Beitinger. The 4th official was Frank Willenborg. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 21.9 degrees Celsius or 71.46 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 46%.
Borussia Dortmund was in firm control of the ball 75% while Hertha BSC was struggling with a 25% ball possession.
Borussia Dortmund was more aggressive with 56 dangerous attacks and 9 shots of which 2 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Borussia Dortmund won the encounter.
Borussia Dortmund shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Hertha BSC shot 4 times, 1 on target, 3 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Borussia Dortmund. On the other side, Hertha BSC received 2 yellow cards (S. Ascacibar and M. Plattenhardt).
After this match, Borussia Dortmund will have 66 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Hertha BSC will stay with 33 points to stay in the 15th place.
I. Belfodil (Penalty)
E. Haaland (Penalty)
Borussia Dortmund: Formation and Lineups
Borussia Dortmund started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Marco Rose chose to play with the following team: Roman Bürki , Emre Can , Manuel Akanji , Dan-Axel Zagadou , Marius Wolf , Axel Witsel , Jude Bellingham , Raphaël Guerreiro , Julian Brandt , Marco Reus and Erling Braut Haaland .
Borussia Dortmund made 4 changes: E. Can for J. Bynoe-Gittens (46′), D. Zagadou for M. Pongracic (82′), A. Witsel for Y. Moukoko (83′) and E. Haaland for Reinier (90′).
Top player: Youssoufa Moukoko
The player who no doubt impressed Borussia Dortmund the most was Youssoufa Moukoko.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 1 passes (100% accurate) and 0 key passes.
His performance was notable also because he began the game from the bench before entering the field in the 83′.
Hertha BSC: Formation and Lineups
Hertha BSC started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Felix Magath played with: Marcel Lotka , Peter Pekarík , Dedryck Boyata , Marc-Oliver Kempf , Marvin Plattenhardt , Lucas Tousart , Santiago Ascacibar , Jurgen Ekkelenkamp , Suat Serdar , Maximilian Mittelstädt and Ishak Belfodil .
Hertha BSC made 5 changes: J. Ekkelenkamp for M. Richter (46′), S. Serdar for V. Darida (56′), M. Mittelstadt for F. Bjorkan (65′), S. Ascacibar for S. Jovetic (88′) and F. Bjorkan for K. Boateng (88′).
Top player: Ishak Belfodil
The player who no doubt impressed Hertha BSC the most was Ishak Belfodil.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 23 passes (78% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 12.
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