Borussia Mönchengladbach – Borussia Dortmund: Exemplary Game For Dortmund’s Season (0-2)
This game was about as exemplary as it gets for Borussia Dortmund’s season, as their possession figure racked up well over the seventy percent mark, but their chances were far and few between. Since Borussia Mönchengladbach put in a lackluster shift, the game had few highlights and crawled towards the final whistle.
Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias.
For the first time since 2009, the Bundesliga title race went on until the final round of play. It was not a genuine neck-on-neck horse race however, as Bayern Munich needed only one point at home against Eintracht Frankfurt to retain the Bundesliga title. Spoiler: they won, and were crowned champions.
Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund were not spoilered though, nor was the crowd, meaning there was a genuine excitement and tension surrounding the opening stage of this match.
This was the last home match for Dieter Hecking managing Borussia Mönchengladbach in the foreseeable future, as sportive director Max Eberl has decided the club will part ways with him this summer. Like they have done almost all season long, Mönchengladbach played in a 4-3-3 formation, which turned into a 4-5-1 most of the times.
In a game that could potentially bring them the title, Dortmund manager Lucien Favre more or less fielded what can be considered as his strongest starting eleven, taking into account injuries and suspensions.
Julian Weigl’s spell as center-back continues as he was partnered by Manuel Akanji, Raphaël Guerreiro acted as the left back, while the old . . .