in a Panic, discouraged, helpless – Borussia Dortmund has lost in the first act of the German-English games in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. After the last three Games on the national stage without a victory, the table was subject leader of the Bundesliga on Wednesday at Tottenham Hotspur 0:3 (0:0) and is in need of in order in the eighth-final second leg in three weeks, almost a small football miracle. The appearance of the Borussia in front of 75 000 spectators at the Wembley stadium is poorly suited as an encouragement for the FC Bayern and FC Schalke 04, the get it in the next week against Liverpool and Manchester City also with Teams from the Premier League to do.
Dortmund scare Heung-min Son (47.), Jan Vertonghen (83.) and Llorente (86.)punished at their gates stupid mistakes of the Dortmund – in particular, by Achraf Hakimi – in the Defensive freezing. For the former Hamburg and Leverkusen’s Son it was his ninth goal in the eleventh game against the Black-and-Yellow, the once more disappointed the Wembley left. That place, where Dortmund 2013 lost the Champions League final against FC Bayern.
“We go there as a table leader in the Bundesliga and have no fear”, had BVB distributed in-chief Hans-Joachim Watzke Confidence. After that, it’s not but saw on the lawn. Tottenham made in the initial phase, the same pressure, and had by Lucas the great opportunity to lead when his volley just missed the BVB goal line (7. Minute). Since the Dortmunder seemed to be behind the team not yet unsorted, what surprised. Finally, defenders of Dan-Axel Zagadou returned inside to the ten-week injury break back into the Team.
In the aftermath of the BVB, which missed its injured leader, Marco Reus, more painfully passed, but his reluctance and came back into the game. In contrast to the possession football was at home in the Bundesliga, Lucien Favre’s March route, this time designed for hit-and-run attacks. The Swiss relied on the speedy winger Jadon Sancho and Christian Pulisic, who was surprisingly, for the strong European champion Raphael Guerreiro to the Team.
Pulisic was also the world champion goalkeeper Hugo Lloris proved with a shot from a tight angle for the first time (15 in.). The Frenchman, however, was as confidently to a place, such as in the case of distance shots from Axel Witsel (20.) and Thomas Delaney (35.). Especially Lloris had to stretch but with a header but the ball is Zagadou just before the break, as he wegfischte the Ball just before the line (45.). Tottenham, which was not weakened by the failures of the Stars, Dele Alli and Harry Kane less, had to offer up to only a shot of Son (36.).
the South Koreans, however, was shortly after the break ice cold. After an unnecessary loss of the ball by Achraf Hakimi Son hit from a short distance. On the weekend of the 3:3 against 1899 Hoffenheim in the Cup against Werder, BVB had been shown to defense extremely shaky.
It was a real effect of hits, because from then on, the BVB was in a big trouble. After an hour, Christian Eriksen was free, Zagadou explained in greatest Need. The ensuing corner Toby Alderweireld examined the Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki (61.). And it got worse: A loss of the ball from Götze opened the next goal conceded by Vertonghen. And then Llorente put a Header into the goal.
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