There are worse opponents than Borussia Dortmund to celebrate its first victory of the season. 1 FC Köln had to wait until the ninth matchday for this. Until the 2:1 (1-0) victory, coach Markus Gisdol’s team apparently had enough time to train variations in standard situations. This was the downfall of the Dortmund team.
Cologne’s Ondrej Duda competed at two corners of the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund. In each case he found the head of Marius Wolf on the first post with his sharp cross. And in each case Ellyes Skhiri stood at the end of the flight curve to first push in (9.) and then dust off after a parade by Roman Bürki (60.). After the presumably latest preparation in Bundesliga history via Erling Haaland (20 years old), Youssufa Moukoko (16) and Giovanni Reyna (17), Thorgan Hazard pushed in to score the next goal (74th). After their third defeat, the Dortmunders are already four points behind the top of the table, because both Leipzig and the Bavarians won. But read for yourself.
If you want to annoy the Bavarians this season, you can use the first half of the game in Stuttgart for analysis. In the record champion’s 3:1 (2:1) victory, Stuttgart were the better team in the first half. They even took the lead through Tanguy Coulibaly, after keeper Manuel Neuer slipped past Silas Wamangituka’s entry (20). If you want to not only annoy the Bavarians, but also score against them, you have to take your chances. Before Kingsley Coman scored the equaliser after a changeover (38th), Stuttgart had two chances to raise through Philipp Förster. Förster first put the ball past the goal (35.), then he waited too long in a direct duel with Manuel Neuer to finish before he could not get past the goalkeeper (36.).
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