Borussia Dortmund – RB Leizpig: Light In A Loss? (2-3)

Borussia Dortmund could have crumbled once they encountered an obstacle inside the first fifteen minutes. They refused to relent. Though their struggle was in vain, the quality and fighting spirit of the black and yellows kept the visitors on their toes until the bitter end.

Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

Borussia Dortmund do not fail to frustrate. Three wins on the trot secured survival from the Group of Death and have left the team in pole position to claim the top spot in the table. But in the Bundesliga, inconsistency has prevailed. Most meetings with the rest of the top tier in Germany have either pulled apart the midfield from pillar to post or encouraged Edin Terzić to give up all initiative in the name of defensive stability. Questions abound about how high up the standings his management can compete.

The visitors have now gone in front of them in the league: RB Leipzig sat in fourth place, one ahead of their opponents. They, too, have suffered from streakier form in recent weeks. Though it is only the second time in seven seasons in the top flight that the club has

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