Third defeat for Tedesco – 1:2 in Gladbach

24 Sep , 2018 Sports

Matthias Ginter (3rd minute) and Patrick Herrmann (77th) sealed their deserved success in front of 54,022 spectators in Borussia-Park, which put Gladbach in the top third with seven points. Breel Embolo scored in the third minute of injury time for Schalke.

For the club, which lost three times in a row for the first time in the 33-year-old coach’s tenure, it was another bitter setback at the beginning of the English Weeks and the Champions League opening on Tuesday against FC Porto.

“Gladbach almost rolled over us at the beginning. But in the course of time it was already good. It’s a bit far away that we had so many chances in terms of quality and quantity,” said S04 coach Domenico Tedesco and goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann, adding: “When it comes, it’s a big thing. In the front we don’t make the chances clean, in the back it’s not defended quite as well. We’ll have to work our way out quickly.”

Borussia coach Dieter Hecking made three changes after the 1:1 in Augsburg. Nico Elvedi, Denis Zakaria and Alassane Plea, who made his debut at the start, joined the team for Jordan Beyer, Florian Neuhaus and Raffael (calf problems). Schalke’s defeats in Wolfsburg (1:2) and against Hertha (0:2) meant that four players had to give way. For Jewgeni Konopljanka (red ban), Abdul Rahman Baba, Breel Embolo and Weston McKennie, Tedesco centre-back Matija Nastasic (after red ban), Franco Di Santo, Guido Burgstaller and newcomer Hamza Mendyl brought.

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The Gladbachers caught a lightning start. Already after the first corner they were in front. National player Ginter climbed higher than Daniel Caligiuri after the entry of Jonas Hofmann and left Schalke’s keeper Ralf Fährmann no chance per head. “There are always special games in the derby. Schalke seems to suit me,” said Ginter, who has already scored against Schalke three times.

With the lead in her back, Borussia continued to set the tone. Schalke looked like he did last time in the game. Tedesco’s demand for a quick game into the top did not take place, Di Santo could not solve the problem in the offensive headquarters either.

In addition, the defense appeared insecure. Moroccan Mendyl was completely overtaxed and overmotivated at his debut in Schalke dress. After a foul on Hazard, he had already been warned and two minutes later went into a duel with Elvedi. Referee Manuel Gräfe showed mercy on the referee, but Tedesco immediately took the yellow-red endangered Mendyl from the field after the action (25th) and brought the Austrian Alessandro Schöpf.

Salif Sané, who rescued Plea (26th) in a state of emergency, and Fährmann, who had made brilliant parades with a long-range shot from Hazard (29th) and a Plea header (37th), prevented a higher deficit until the break. Schalke’s best chance to equalise with a header from Sané (33rd) to Sebastian Rudy’s corner, Yann Sommer thwarted the reaction quickly. Mark Uth had the 1:1 on his foot twice (40./43.) for the now more committed team.

Schalke intensified the pressure after the change, but more than one because of offside (50th) rightly not recognized goal of Uth did not jump out at first. The Gladbachers lurked now for counterattacks, could their brilliant home series against Schalke with now five wins in the past six game, but with luck and skill expand. Hofmann (73.), who only hit the post, could have already increased to 2:0. This was then done by the substitute Herrmann. Spin Station doesn’t only offer mobile accessibility but as well as desktop access.

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Without glamour and idolatry: BVB takes the lead in the table

24 Sep , 2018 Sports

The BVB won the DFB Cup against Eintracht Frankfurt 3:1 (1:0) on Friday evening with seven points from three games and a good start to the season under the new coach Lucien Favre. “We knew it would be a tough game physically, but we did a good job against it,” said Marius Wolf, scorer after the Dortmund team’s eighth home win against Frankfurt in a row.

Götze sat on the bench for 90 minutes in the dress rehearsal for the Champions League kick-off at FC Brügge, which was successful at least in terms of the result, as in the previous two games. Barça loan Paco Alcacer (88th minute) crowned his Bundesliga debut with a goal to the final standings.

Eintracht conceded their fourth defeat in their fifth competitive match under their new coach Adi Hütter six days before their Europa Cup comeback at Olympique Marseille in the Europa League. “Of course the result is disappointing. We didn’t allow much. Dortmund scores three goals and has three goals,” said Eintracht goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. “We must remain courageous,” demanded the Paris returnee.

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Abdou Diallo (36th minute) and the former Frankfurt Wolf (72nd) scored the first two BVB goals in front of 81,000 spectators. Sebastien Haller (68th) had equalised shortly before the goal of his ex-colleague. On their jerseys, the Dortmunders used the lettering “Dortmund verbindet” as a sign against discrimination.

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Favre changed his system from the more offensive 4-3-3 to a system with Mahmoud Dahoud and Thomas Delaney as two defensive midfielders after the zero number in Hanover. Captain Marco Reus did not act as the leader, but behind Maximilian Philipp on the classic ten-position. Favre wanted to crack the stable and strong Frankfurt defensive structure and, in addition to Götze, also renounced the newcomers Alcacer and Axel Witsel. Especially the substitution of the Belgian in the second half had a positive effect on the BVB game. “The substitutes were great. We also need that in the Champions League,” said goalkeeper Roman Bürki.

The Dortmunders determined the game and had significantly more ball possession, but initially found hardly a gap in the Eintracht-union. Reus was a bit of a rocker and was not able to give the hoped for impulses to a game designer via the outer courts. Jacob Bruun Larsen, highly praised by Favre, did not necessarily appear over the wing after an agile initial phase, as did the former Frankfurt Marius Wolf.

Symptomatic for the game: The goal was scored after a corner – by Bruun Larsen. Diallos Kopball clapped Trapp’s legs on the BVB defender, Mijat Gacinovic could no longer fend off the ball on the line – the lead was deserved, but happy in emergence. Frankfurt showed an offensive reaction, but until the break had no more compelling action in front of the BVB goal. NordicBet great sportsbook including live and in play betting and all the latest casino games, new and classics.

After the change of sides, both teams continued to act in their usual tactical pattern. Frankfurt was intent on stability, as if there had not been a goal against them. Dortmund lacked the creative moments. Only when Hütter changed offensively with Ante Jovic and Jonathan de Guzmann did the Hessians act more courageously. The reward was Haller’s equalizer with a shot from the barrel. Dortmund, however, answered promptly with Wolf’s premier goal and finished the match with Alcacer’s remarkable goal.

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