Greuther Fürth – Borussia Dortmund 1: 3: Brandt hoop secures BVB second place

With a sluggish 3-1 victory over relegated Greuther Fürth, Borussia Dortmund secured second place in the Bundesliga on match day 33.

In front of 16,626 spectators in Ronhof, Julian Brandt (26th, 72nd) scored a ball like a few weeks ago in Stuttgart and put BVB on the road to victory despite Jessic Ngankam (70th) meanwhile equalizing.

Felix Passlack, who had just come in as a substitute, put the lid on his second Bundesliga goal (77 ‘).

In the table, BVB can no longer move down from second place before the last match day.

In the last Bundesliga home game in Fürth and the last coach of Stefan Leitl as coach of Franken, the result was good, but BVB did not manage to react appropriately to the last two defeats against Bayern and Bochum in the long run.

“We fought, but kept calm. We controlled the game in general and therefore deserved to win,” said BVB coach Marco Rose. “But I saw things again that we have to talk about. There were one or two duels that we did not really accept. But I also saw beautifully scored goals.”

Outgoing Fürth coach Stefan Leitl, who was said goodbye before his last home game in SpVgg, said: “It was emotionally difficult before the game. The last three and a half years have gone through my head again. It was extraordinary. We wanted to have each other “Glad to say goodbye with a better result. It was a committed achievement from my boys, but in the end it was not enough.”

Greuther Fürth v BVB: The analysis

Dortmund played as a rule against the relegated team for 25 minutes before Julian Brandt refined the visitors’ first shot on goal by Raphael Guerreiro in a follow-up shot. Until then, Fürth was at eye level and had even the better chances of scoring.

Borussia on the other hand, despite the arrangement in 5-3-2 against the ball on the last line, had several times problems closing the passing lanes between the outer center-backs and the rail player, especially over Dortmund’s left side, Fürth tried again and again and came clean a few times through. But once again, Fürth lacked the quality and numbness to take advantage of these breakthroughs.

Even after the rather flattering lead, Dortmund only managed and made only the absolute minimum. Fürth, on the other hand, tried harder but without means. This is how it continued in the second half. Fürth made a couple of nice moves every now and then, where BVB now get a better grip on their problems in the defensive.

Marco Rose’s team held back offensively, except for a few counterattacks. This is how the summer kick started – before Fürth suddenly hit the target. Just 120 seconds later, Brandt made it 2-1 to show what BVB would be able to achieve – after a well-played attack. Felix Passlack’s goal just a few minutes later finally decided the match.

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