VfL Wolfsburg – Borussia Dortmund: Haaland Calls, Dahoud Delivers (0-2)
A mistake from an opponent, a wonderfully weighted pass in behind and Erling Haaland – sometimes, scoring a goal is just about the combination of the three. Wolfsburg found that out the hard way in their second encounter with Borussia Dortmund this season, though manager Edin Terzić made a number of good decisions in setting up his team.
Tactical analysis and match report by Manasvin Andra.
The race for top four continued in the Bundesliga and the game against Wolfsburg was a must-win for Dortmund if they were to keep their Champions League hopes alive. While Wolfsburg’s early season performances saw them consolidate third place, narrow defeats in recent times have threatened to nullify all of their work. Against this backdrop, they came into the game against a team that had already beaten it once, with tormentor-in-chief Jadon Sancho back on Edin Terzić’s side.
Manager Oliver Glasner chose to go with the same side that featured against Bayern, with Dortmund opting for a slightly different look. The visitors opted to match the home side’s 4-2-3-1 shape, with Raphaël Guerreiro, Manuel Akanji . . .