Union Berlin expands the table lead against BVB. After an unbelievable goalkeeper mistake by Gregor Kobel, the home side took the lead early on, Jannik Haberer followed up with his second goal before half-time. The guests from Dortmund disappointed again across the board.
BVB is simply not there in the important games. Against Union, Borussia started hesitantly and a bit discouraged from a chain of three with the defensive-oriented Can and Özcan. When Gregor Kobel slipped and gave Jannim Haberer the ball for the Union lead, it became clear that this would not be a nice black and yellow evening.
BVB, whose match plan was over, didn't know how to deal with the problem of the early deficit. Instead, Union played their parade discipline: defending a lead at the old forester's shop. And that's not all: Janik Haberer caught BVB cold again in the 21st minute and put the hosts 2-0 up. And not at all undeserved.
What the defeat means for Union Berlin is clear: ecstasy, expansion of the table lead, continuation of their very own fairy tale. The situation in Dortmund is more nebulous. After Borussia was actually able to compensate for the many injury problems and played well in all three competitions, the English weeks recently took their toll. But it's not just staff and energy that are lacking in Dortmund; heads are bowed, there is hardly any cohesion in the team - it's the well-known patterns that BVB are once again using. How big is the proportion of Edin Terzic and his coaching team? The coach debate after the bankruptcy of the Union was felt at least once on the net.
Finally, it must be said that BVB currently does not have the staff or the maturity to seriously play for a title, let alone dance successfully at three weddings. With a meager 16 points after ten matchdays, BVB finished the matchday in eighth place. That's disappointing, but it's a true reflection of the current reality in Dortmund. Something has to happen at BVB now. Once again.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com/de as Union Berlin cooks off BVB! The network reactions to the 2-0 victory of the Irons over Borussia published.