Football: “Schalke weghauen”: BVB strengthened before Revierderby


The BVB professionals celebrate before the south curve 4-0 victory over Freiburg. Photo: Patrick Seeger

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However, Reus and BVB did not have any time for satisfaction after the mandatory victory, but they are waiting on Saturday“We want to stay on top, and then we have to blow away Schalke,” said the captain of Borussia Dortmund, who showed himself at 4-0 in Freiburg with a goal and two assists again as a leader in the hunt for Bayern.

However, Reus and BVB did not have enough time to relax after the clear victory, but on Saturday (3.30 pm / ARD and Sky) the district derby is already waiting for FC Schalke 04. “It will not be a normal game, we know that. But we play at home, we have now regained self-confidence, “Reus emphasized on the Sky microphone.

Especially because Dortmund is still fully in the championship race with only one point behind leaders Munich and the Schalke still have great worries about the class whereabouts before the 31st matchday, this also has a very special live broadcast by the ARD on free-TV Derby Wort. “I think that's the most interesting match of the season – no matter where they are,” said BVB goalkeeper Roman Bürki.

The 94th Bundesliga duel between the two most important teams in the Ruhr region already determines the mood of tens of thousands of people – this time it has more than usual significance beyond the game. “We want to keep up the pressure on Bayern until the end,” announced Reus.

After a somewhat weaker performance and rising criticism, the 29-year-old made a convincing appearance in Freiburg with the first goal since the birth of his child. Like the whole team Reus sent a clear signal to the competition from Munich: With the BVB is expected in the last four matchdays of the season, the decision in the German football championship is far from pleased.

To make it to the title, Dortmund probably have to “win all matches,” said midfielder Thomas Delaney before the meetings with Schalke, Bremen, Dusseldorf and Mönchengladbach. Or as coach Lucien Favre said: “Work, work, work. Finished.”

The 4: 0 sounds more clear, as the match was actually in the Freiburg Black Forest Stadium. Finally, Freiburg was poisonous, had a phase with more game shares and some good chances to equalize – but still the game is good two weeks after the 0: 5 in Munich and the somewhat shaky 2-1 against FSV Mainz 05 as evidence of the Dortmund strength. “In many phases of the game we were on equal terms, but at crucial moments Dortmund has shown its class,” said Freiburg captain Mike Frantz.

Before the 1: 0 by Jadon Sancho (12th minute), the 2: 0 by Reus (54th) and the 3: 0 by Mario Götze (79th): Each time Dortmund was faster than Freiburg. In the head and with the feet. Only the 4: 0 by the Paco Alcácer converted penalty (87th) did not quite fit into this pattern. “We were very, very efficient today,” praised Favre. From the pressure situation, one day after the Bayern victory against Bremen nachzulegen, had the BVB not unsettled.

With the self-confidence from the trip to the southwest of Germany, there are now also in the home against Schalke give three points. “That will be great at home. We have a great feeling at home, “said Delaney. “We are up in the table. We want to win. For me, that's not a problem to say, we are the favorites, “added the Dane. There is really no doubt about that.

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