Aftermath: How did BVB cope with the 0: 5 defeat in the top match against FC Bayern München? "Sure – we got right in Munich on the nut," said CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke the "Bild" newspaper. But also: "It's not over yet." The fact that the Borussia in the struggle for the championship does not give up, they should show against Mainz, and that worked at least 45 minutes.
Result: Borussia Dortmund won the Game against 1. FSV Mainz 05 2: 1. BVB is at least provisionally back at the top of the table. Bayern play only on Sunday against Fortuna Dusseldorf (15:30 clock, live ticker SPIEGEL ONLINE).
The first half: 70 percent possession of the ball and 9: 2 shots on goal – that's how the BVB dominance expressed itself in numbers. The first Dortmund goal led right-back Marius Wolf with a flying ball on Mario Götze. The attacker crossed on Jadon Sancho (17 minutes), who scored the lead. Seven minutes later, Sancho (24) took the next chance on submission by Thomas Delaney. Mainz defender Niakhaté faked indefensible for goalkeeper Florian Müller. On the other side Onisiwo (43.) put a hack on the post.
Chaos moments: At times it seemed as if Borussia Dortmund could do nothing with the high possession values - space gain: no indication. But if the BVB could provide for confusion and chaos in the Mainz defense, there were immediately great opportunities. For example, by fast switching game as in the lead, as Donati did not stay close enough to Sancho, or by combination game as before the goal to 2: 0.
Late changeover: Mainz coach Sandro Schwarz started his team with a five-man chain. The defensive concept went quite wrong in the first half: The 05ers lost their basic order several times, and BVB took advantage of that twice. Only after the break, Schwarz switched to a 4-4-2 with midfield diamond. Mainz played better and laced the BVB in the final phase even in its own third.
The second half: Attacking Mainz players worried the Dortmund defense more often. Notable was striker Onisiwo, who was unlucky twenty minutes after the restart with an aluminum goal. BVB keeper Roman Bürki had to fight off long distance shots from Onisiwo (66) and Gbamin (69). Just before the end then that: Robin Quaison (84) met for a corner to the connection. The goalkeeper managed to score another goal, despite great opportunities. "The second half was just bad," said BVB striker Marco Reus on Sky.
Scene of the game: It was the biggest chance to equalize. After a Mainz corner kick the ball flew through the Dortmunder six-yard space. Three times in a row, striker Anthony Ujah hit the ball on Bürki's goal. But the keeper deflected every attempt and held the ball at the end of the goal line. Overall, he came on nine parades – best in the current season. The "Bürki, Bürki, Bürki" calls of the BVB fans were then sure, and also the temporary return to the top of the table.
Scorer of the game: With his double pack Sancho was next to Retter Bürki chiefly responsible for the Dortmund victory. Against Mainz the Englishman scored his goals this season nine and ten; Last season, the offensive player had already scored a goal. According to the statisticians of opta no player in his eleventh Bundesliga goal was younger than Sancho at the age of 19 years and 19 days.
data breach: Lothar Matthäus is world champion of 1990, one of the greatest footballers in DFB history and now works as a Sky expert. Since today we know: Even record national players need game data for their analyzes. When TV broadcaster Sky got into trouble delivering the game data and Matthew was about to give his opinion on the game, he said, "I do not have any data, then leave your shit alone if you let me down." Second problem: Matthew thought he was not yet on air, but his microphone was on and the TV viewers could overhear the trouble.
And now, Bayern? Borussia Dortmund is again the leader of the Bundesliga. But after the 0: 5 swatter a week ago, they no longer have the championship in their own hands. A new slip-up of Bayern against Dusseldorf, as in 3: 3 in the first leg, is difficult to imagine. But it's not over, BVB boss Watzke is right.
Borussia Dortmund – FSV Mainz 05 2: 1 (2: 0)
1: 0 Sancho (17.)
2: 0 Sancho (24.)
2: 1 Quaison (84th)
Dortmund: Bürki – Wolf (78th Zagadou), Weigl, Akanji, Diallo – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho, Reus, Bruun Larsen (72nd Philipp) – Götze (89th Toprak)
Mainz: Müller – Donati, Hack, Niakhate, Martin – customer (46. Baku) – Gbamin, Latza (82nd Ujah) – Boetius – Mateta (56th Quaison), Onisiwo
yellow cards: – / Mateta
spectator: 81.365 (sold out)