Bundesliga: Dortmund beat Wolfsburg to keep pressure on Bayern

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
May 23, 2020
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Raphael Guerreiro celebrates scoring for Dortmund

    Guerreiro has eight goals in 22 appearances for Dortmund this season

    Borussia Dortmund kept up the pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich ahead of Tuesday’s clash between the two with a hard-fought victory at Wolfsburg.

    The visitors were largely the better side throughout, controlling possession and probing for openings against an opponent set up to defend and hit on the break.

    It was from such a patient move that Raphael Guerreiro gave them the lead with his eighth goal of the season, slotted in from close range after Erling Braut Haaland had failed to convert.

    Jadon Sancho, who has been struggling with a groin strain, again started on the bench but came on to set up the second goal, scored via a low drilled finish by Achraf Hakimi.

    Shortly after, a VAR review led to home player Felix Klaus being shown a straight red for a high tackle on Manuel Akanji, that caught the Dortmund player on the calf.

    Dortmund’s win briefly closed the gap to Bayern to a point, but the reigning champions increased this to four again with victory over Eintracht Frankfurt later on Saturday.

    There will be some concern for Dortmund, though, ahead of Tuesday’s game, with defender Matts Hummels leaving the field at half-time with a heel problem.

    Guile and grit from Dortmund

    It is now two wins from two for Dortmund since German top-flight football returned, with this victory following the impressive one achieved over Schalke last Saturday.

    Once again, though, it made for eerie watching, with no fans in attendance and every shout from players and support staff audible.

    And strict hygiene protocols remain firmly in place, meaning – amongst other measures – warm-ups were staggered, while coaching staff and substitutes wore masks and were all separated by two metres as they took their place on the sidelines.

    In general, though, it appeared to be another success as Germany lead the way for Europe’s top leagues to follow in staging football during the ongoing pandemic.

    The away side were noticeably superior in the first half and could easily have led by more had Thorgan Hazard been able to steer his first-time effort from the edge of the box on target instead of wide.

    Wolfsburg came out fighting in the second half, though, and should have been level soon after the break.

    However, Renato Steffen could only hit the top of the bar with his shot after being put through on goal by Wout Weghorst.

    Sancho’s introduction injected more life into the visitors and his typical driving run and pass set up Hakimi to all but seal the win before Klaus’s technology-assisted dismissal.

    • Line-ups
    • Match Stats
    • Live Text

    Line-ups

    Wolfsburg

    • 1Casteels
    • 19Mbabu
    • 22Pongracic
    • 25BrooksBooked at 65mins
    • 15RoussillonSubstituted forKlausat 64'minutesBooked at 82mins
    • 8Steffen
    • 24SchlagerBooked at 90mins
    • 27ArnoldBooked at 86mins
    • 14MehmediSubstituted forSantos Saat 85'minutes
    • 9Weghorst
    • 33GinczekBooked at 60minsSubstituted forBrekaloat 64'minutes

    Substitutes

    • 7Brekalo
    • 11Klaus
    • 12Pervan
    • 20Horn
    • 29Marmoush
    • 31Knoche
    • 32Tisserand
    • 40Santos Sa
    • 43Justvan

    B Dortmund

    • 1Bürki
    • 26Piszczek
    • 15HummelsSubstituted forCanat 45'minutes
    • 16Akanji
    • 5Hakimi
    • 6DelaneyBooked at 55minsSubstituted forBalerdiat 83'minutes
    • 8Dahoud
    • 13GuerreiroSubstituted forSchmelzerat 83'minutes
    • 23T HazardBooked at 74minsSubstituted forReynaat 79'minutes
    • 19BrandtSubstituted forSanchoat 65'minutes
    • 17Haaland

    Substitutes

    • 7Sancho
    • 10Götze
    • 18Balerdi
    • 22Morey
    • 27Can
    • 29Schmelzer
    • 32Reyna
    • 35Hitz
    • 37Raschl

    Referee:Daniel Siebert

    Match Stats

    Home TeamWolfsburgAway TeamB DortmundPossessionHome39%Away61%ShotsHome7Away6Shots on TargetHome1Away2CornersHome2Away2FoulsHome11Away10

    Live Text

    Posted at

    Match ends, VfL Wolfsburg 0, Borussia Dortmund 2.

    Source

    Football
    Covid-19: Arsenal trio affected before Man City game

    Arsenal have lost both matches they have played since the Premier League resumed last week Three Arsenal players were unable to train in the build-up …

    Football
    Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham defender signs extension until end of season

    Jan Vertonghen has made 228 Premier League appearances for Tottenham Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has signed a contract extension until the end of the season. …

    Football
    Man City: Pep Guardiola has ‘ideas for the transfer market’ and expects to ‘fight’ for title next season

    City are 23 points behind leaders Liverpool Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has “ideas for the transfer market” and expects to “fight” for …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    May 23, 2020
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus
      Fonbet

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Winmasters
      Parimatch
      0
      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      ()
      x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.