Borussia Dortmund in the title race suffered a sensitive damper at the StartTelf comeback from Erling Haaland.
- More about: single criticism to 1. FC Cologne vs. BVB
- “That’s not how it’s enough then”
- Haaland with little bond to the BVB game
The last minutes of a fruitless arrival was saw Erling Haaland sad from the bench. With a hanging head and crossed arms, the Norwegian exceptional door had to look at, like Borussia Dortmund once again one of these many championship changing Patzer: After the 1-1 (1: 1) in the fight-strong 1. FC Cologne is the FC Bayern on the Bundesliga tip again six Points away.
More about: single criticism to 1. FC Cologne vs. BVB
Haaland had been back in the starting eleven after almost two months, he awarded a huge chance and another, which he would probably have used in top form.
In the end, it remained at the early BVB gate of Marius Wolf (8.), the Sebastian Andersson (36th) for the FC countered. With 40 points, those in the first half of Kölner continued to have good chances of the European Cocal.
“That’s not how it’s enough then”
“It was intense, it went back and forth,” said the Dortmunder domestic back Manuel Akanji at “Dazn”, “I think we had many opportunities – but finally we do not do the gate.” At least defensive, the BVB has “made the best possible” despite the goal.
While Haaland played from the beginning for the first time since January 22, the Corona-Genesen Mats Hummels took place on the bank. Captain Marco Reus still lacked. In addition, coach Marco Rose had to react immediately before the kick-off: Nico Schulz complained about muscular problems, for him Raphael Guerreiro began.
The Portuguese was also that with a powerful shot of Cologne’s strong goalkeeper Marvin Schwäbe forced to a first parade (6th). Shortly thereafter, Wolf hit the lead after a long ball of Jude Bellingham. At this time, Cologne’s right defendant Benno Schmitz was treated.
But the gate did not give the guests the hoped for security, instead bite Cologne supports 50,000 spectators in the game. A cross of Mark Uth (“We play a great season and look up now”) missed Anthony Modeste Knapp (21.), Uth (27.) could not control the ball free of Gregor Kobel.
Haaland with little bond to the BVB game
And Haaland? The striker awarded a good opportunity (25th), but otherwise the Norwegian had little binding to the game. As the entire Dortmund team he ran in this phase mostly afterwards, Cologne has increasingly took over control – and came through otherwise deserved compensation.
Hummels came to the second half for the battered Felix passlack, Rose defensively turned to a triple chain. Dortmund had more access and made significantly fewer ball losses. Suddenly Haaland appeared freely from blacks, the Cologne goalkeeper reacted lightning fast (56.).
Competitive chances of chances remained the exception, Cologne, the Dortmund entangled again and again in two-fighting and came to degrees. When the BVB at a counterattack over Giovanni Reyna offered the big way to 2: 1, Jan Thielmann (75.) saved.