Borussia Dortmund – VfL Wolfsburg: Sancho Puts Dortmund Over The Top In Energetic Encounter (2-0)
Goals from Manuel Akanji and Jadon Sancho proved sufficient as Borussia Dortmund overcame a spirited display from Wolfsburg to claim the win at home. Oliver Glasner’s side took the fight to Edin Terzić’s men from the start, but the visitors’ end product failed to live up to their effort and ambition.
Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin Andra.
Having sacked Lucien Favre following a shellacking at the hands of Stuttgart, Dortmund looked to Edin Terzić to lead them out of the quagmire and into the top four of the Bundesliga. While the manager’s reign got off to a decent start with a win over Werner Bremen, a loss to surprise challengers Union Berlin underlined the scale of the task, and Terzić came into this game under pressure to hold off the charge of an ascendant Wolfsburg.
Youssoufa Moukoko’s injury was troubling news, but Dortmund were boosted by the return of center-forward Erling Haaland to lead the line. He was supported by Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus and Gio Reyna, behind whom sat the double pivot Two central midfielders next to each other. of Axel Witsel and Thomas Delaney. The defense consisted of Raphaël Guerreiro, Mats Hummels, Manuel Akanji and Thomas Meunier, who protected Roman Bürki in goal in the familiar 4-2-3-1 shape.
Wolfsburg have been typically consistent under coach Oliver Glasner, and prior to this match had tasted defeat only at the hands of Bayern Munich. In a bid to continue their tilt towards Champions . . .