Desolate dortmunder facing elimination after home defeat by salzburg

Desolate dortmunder facing elimination after home defeat by salzburg

During the obligatory walk in front of the south tribune, the professional players from dortmund received whistles and insults from their most loyal supporters. After an extremely weak performance, borussia is threatened with elimination from the eighth finals of the europe league.

In the 1:2 (0:0) against austria’s serial champion FC salzburg, the third-placed team in the fubball bundesliga presented itself in frightening form. In next thursday’s rematch in salzburg, BVB will have to improve enormously after its first defeat of the year in order to win the europa-K.O. Still to prevent.

Valon berisha (49./foul penalty/56. Minute) scored both goals for the guests. Andre schurrle (62.) provided with his goal in front of 53 700 spectators still for a little hope. In salzburg, however, dortmund must score at least two goals to still have a chance of reaching the quarterfinals.

"What we did well in leipzig was completely missing in the first half. In the second half we allowed the opponent to become more courageous. Then we deserved to lose," said BVB captain marcel schmelzer on sky.

Former dortmund player marc bartra read out the lineup after his farewell with stadium announcer norbert dickel. Also on the list was gonzalo castro, who came in for the stricken ?Ukasz piszczek jerked into the starting eleven.

Against the initially defensively oriented austrians, castro had the opportunity to interpret his role as right defender forward. However, BVB struggled in the build-up to the game despite a good ball possession quota. Salzburg played well against the ball. But the first exclamation mark was set by schurrle (6.). He took a corner kick from marco reus, the ball whizzed over the goal.

A symbol of BVB’s subsequent lack of effectiveness was a low pass from reus after a fine dribble into the center in the 33rd minute. Minute. There it said: not a single borusse. Shortly afterwards, mahmoud dahoud (36).) at least FC goalkeeper alexander walke with a long-distance shot. To bring from the tactical rest was not salzburg so.

And suddenly the guests became brave. Burki had to clear against the free-standing hwang hee-chan, the rebound was after shot by munas dabbur by marcel schmelzer (36.) cleared shortly before the goal line. And then hwang (45.+1) another distance shot at the post.

Dortmund was lucky to go into the dressing room without conceding a goal. The fans whistled and BVB managing director hans-joachim watzke was caught by the TV cameras with a skeptical look. And the face darkened quickly after the restart. Omer toprak pulled hwang so long on the shoulder until he fell in the penalty area. Berisha safely converted the penalty. A little later, the BVB defense was caught off guard by the visitors. Berisha drove the ball behind burki into the net.

BVB coach peter stoger reacted and brought on christian pulisic, among others, for the replacing mario gotze. The US-boy immediately passed to schurrle, who poked the ball over the line. In stormy rain, dortmund then pressed more courageously but ultimately unsuccessfully for the equalizer.

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