Tag: Borussia Dortmund

Without Marco Reus and Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund still had enough quality to eke out a result against a struggling Borussia Mönchengladbach. However, losing Mahmoud Dahoud to go down to ten men was too much of a stumbling block, as Denis Zakaria’s strike struck a fatal blow to Dortmund and gave Adi Hütter’s team a […]

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A late offensive surge saw Urs Fischer’s Union Berlin threaten to derail Borussia Dortmund, but the inevitable Erling Haaland came up trumps once again in a pulsating encounter at the Signal Iduna Park. The home side were aided by the visitors’ approach in defense, as they countered Union’s man-marking with smart movements of their own. […]

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RB Leipzig Borussia Dortmund 1-4 DFB Pokal Final

Borussia Dortmund seemed to take the final of the DfB-Pokal as an invitation to demonstrate the power of counterattacks, as they eviscerated Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig in a spellbinding first half. While the Leipzig players looked to manipulate Dortmund with their combinations, Dortmund decided to punch a hole through the middle against the Leipzig high […]

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Fluid attacking patterns and stellar defensive intensity saw Borussia Dortmund gain the early advantage, with RB Leipzig forced to account for the movement of the home side’s front four. Second half tweaks gave Julian Nagelsmann’s side a foothold in the game, but Jadon Sancho’s brace in the absence of Erling Haaland allowed Dortmund to inch […]

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Manchester City’s dominance is a known quantity, but few would have given their visitors a chance of holding their own in his matchup. However, Dortmund’s 4-5-1 block contained the host’s 4-3-3 system, leaving the identity of the winners in this two-legged affair up in the air. Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere. Manchester […]

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Haaland Sevilla tactics

Improving significantly on their first leg performance, Sevilla managed to push Dortmund back and counterpress successfully to prevent their deadly counterattacks. However, all it takes is one mistake to concede against the force of nature that is Erling Haaland. Tactical analysis and match report by José Pérez. Julen Lopetegui’s Sevilla are a great team, and […]

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