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The Borussia Dortmund, with the losses of Marco Reus and Erling Haaland, fell 1-0 against Borussia Mönchengladbach in a commitment in which he had to play the entire second half with ten men due to expulsion from Mahmud Dahoud. The only goal of the match was scored Denis Zakaria in the 36th minute. With the defeat, Dortmund fell to fourth place, with four points less than the Bayern, who is a leader.
Sommer; Elvedi, Ginter, Jantschke; Scally Sakaria, Kone (Kramer, 73 ‘), Netz (Wolf, 70’); Hofmann (Benes, 83 ‘), Stindl; Plunger.
Kobel; Pongracic (Hazard, 46 ‘), Hummels, Akanji; Meunier (Wolf, 82 ‘), Bellingham, Witsel, Dahoud, Guerreiro (Schulz, 82’); Moukoko (Knauff, 57 ‘), Malen (Reinier, 82’).
Deniz Aytekin. TA: Zakaria (17 ‘), Stindl (33’), Netz / 47 ‘), Kone (59’) / Dahoud (10 ‘), Pongracic (35’), Dahoud (40 ‘), Bellingham (85’).
The game soon became a kind of pulse in the center of the field between the two teams with many frictions and many fouls, little order in the attack game and few arrivals to the area. The Gladbach he began to gain some advantage by winning second balls and with greater precision at the start.
At the beginning the Dortmund had two good approximations. A good overflow on the right wing in the 6th minute of Jude Bellingham who, however, failed in the center and did not find Moukoko, which was in good shooting position. In the 7th a goal from Mats Hummels was canceled for clear offside after a foul taken by Guerreiro.
After the Gladbach he began to impose himself, without much order but with insistence. And at minute 36 Denis Zakaria He opened the scoring with a shot inside the area. The play before the goal was a summary of how the game was developing. First, a center of Lars Stindl the area was cleared by Guerreiro. Then the ball fell to Zakaria, who tried a wall with Mathias ginter and reached the auction after the ball returned to him after hitting a foot of Bellingham.
The second blow for him Dortmund arrived in the 40th minute when he was left with ten men by expulsion of Mahmoud Dahoud for double yellow. In the second part the Dortmund he opted to change the scheme after having started with a defense of three centrals. Pongracic, one of them, left to give way to Thorgan Hazard.
This, added to the numerical inferiority, changed the dynamics of the party. The Dortmund began to find more spaces to attack but also to give more freedom to the Gladbach, which was for most of the second half closer to the third than those of Rose of the tie, although in the added time Hazard He was able to score with a header, but sent the ball over the goal.