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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old April 10th, 2015, 06:46 Thread Starter
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[BL - matchday 28] Borussia M'gladbach vs BVB

Saturday 11.04.2015
kick-off: 15:30

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question marks still behind Hummels, Reus and Bender.

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I would rotate the team more than that after such midweek exertions in the cup. Kampl and one of Immobile or Ramos should start. Hummels and Reus shouldn't play if they aren't 100%, no need to risk them here. Langerak continuing in goal and staying there for the rest of the season would be nice but it's probably unlikely, he's more likely not to play again this campaign than the chances of that happening are.

A point would be a decent result, the other EL contenders have tough away games this weekend too and our record at BMG isn't very good in recent years so I would take a draw here.

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i would also like to see Langerak and Ciro in the team there but as stubborn as Klopp used to be in this season, i dont expect many changes. Gladbach had a tough week as well with the extra-time loss versus Bielefeld so they might make some switches as well.

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according kicker:


--------Weidenfeller
Durm--Subotic---Hummels--Schmelzer
---------Kehl---Gündogan
----Kuba----Kagawa----Reus
-----------Aubameyang

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Pathetic showing in this game, just outclassed and clearly inferior to BMG as I expected. They're simply a better team than us right now, no doubts about that.

Yet another early conceded goal in a tough game which basically signed our own death warrant and then the most amateurish defending for the second. Seriously, Hermann beat 4 players with a run in a straight line, beyond pathetic. alm:

Anyways all the other EL contenders lost so there's still a chance of playing in Europe next year, but I'm not sure I care so much about that anymore. It's more important to make key decisions on players, the coach, and the playing style going forward into next season, whether or not we make it to Europe shouldn't have any effect in that regard and shouldn't blind anyone about this team whatsoever.

By the way, just picked up on an interesting stat. Dortmund have played 17 games with Reus this season and if they kept up the same points ratio with him on the pitch through all 28 games we would have been fifth. We've played 11 games without him and if we kept up the same points ratio with his absence we would be 18th.

11 games without Reus=18th
17 games without Reus=5th

Not sure if it's true as I haven't looked into it myself, but if true it's pretty staggering.

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i just cant say much about that game as i just saw the highlights, hence i just copy some reports...

There was a sense of frustration and disappointment amongst the first team after the 1-3 set-back against Borussia Mönchengladbach. The 13th defeat – that is as many as in the last two seasons put together – Sebastian Kehl noted that this was a “reflection of the whole season.”

And there really was nothing new to learn from this, it had all happened on previous occasions: it was the third time that BVB conceded a goal within the first minute. It sounds unbelievable at a first glance, because you just cannot be so lackadaisical. Sporting Director Michael Zorc commented with a big pinch of sarcasm: “that must be a world record.”

However it would be too easy to put all the blame on Mats Hummels in this situation (“my mistake, there is no way round it”). The captain slipped, which allowed Patrick Herrmann’s low pass to get through to Johnson in the middle. Roman Weidenfeller showed a great reaction, but Oscar Wendt’s shot from the rebound went in – 1-0 after 28 seconds. That’s a bitter pill to swallow: Hummels said himself that he had never slipped before up to then.

The 26 year old analysed the match as follows: “it was obvious from the first minute that we would go home with empty hands.” Head Coach Jürgen Klopp added: “the way this game started was about as unfortunate as you could imagine.” It was also nothing new that after going behind, BVB took control of the game, they played really well, they were strong in winning the ball and they also had 56 per cent possession. But it was also nothing new in that there was no danger on goal at all from Black Yellow.


Hummels: “we completely controlled the game – up to when Patrick Herrmann had his solo run.” The Gladbach winger first of all left Hummels high and dry, he went past another three Borussia players on his 55 metre solo run, then unselfishly squared the ball to Raffael – 2-0 (32nd minute). That was the score at half time and it somewhat felt like the preliminary result.

“The first really bad game in a long time“

A change of system in the second half from 4-2-3-1 to a 3-4-3 system did show an improvement, there seemed to be more thought and more direction in attack, however the lack of concentration persisted. Just after half time Herrmann couldn’t get past Weidenfeller (49th minute), but the third goal still came. This time after a corner kick. This was also nothing new, as this has already happened seven times this season – the most times it has happened in the Bundesliga. Hummels: “this was the first really bad game we had in a long time. We set up the goal for the opponent for the 0-3… everything seemed to work in a negative kind of way in Gladbach.”

Sebastian Kehl could “not explain” these mistakes, Jürgen Klopp explained it as follows: “we tried everything in every situation. We challenged for the ball, we lost the ball and in the end the opponent runs at goal. That doesn’t make sense. For me every goal was just nonsense, even if there were various problems.”

As always BVB fortunately did not let the opponent take them apart, even if this was the first time they conceded three goals in the Bundesliga. Ilkay Gündogan (77th minute) got a consolation goal in the last quarter of an hour to make it 1-3, so the defeat was still bearable. And who knows, if BVB would have made it 2-3…

Thank God it was also nothing new that nothing much has changed for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga table. BVB is in tenth place. The gap to the relegation places is six points. The gap to sixth in the table is six points, and this would lead to qualification for the Europa League. You could not be more mid-table.

Hardly anything changed in the table

It is unlikely that the team will go further down the table mainly due to the weak teams around them. It totally depends on the will, the attitude and the performances of BVB as to whether they will climb the table. Seventh place is realistic if BVB win their two forthcoming home games against Paderborn and Frankfurt. It is even possible that this place would be enough to qualify for European competition. Hummels: “we need to win these points so that we don’t slip down the table.”

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