- Leader Borussia Dortmund will not get past Nuremberg on 0-2 in the second matchday.
- The Dortmund crisis continues, since the BVB has been waiting for five official matches for a win.
- Nuremberg remains indeed bottom of the table, but draws after the change of coach Boris Schommers again hope in the fight for the class whereabouts.
For a long time, the leaders of the league, Borussia Dortmund, pushed and pushed for this Monday evening game in the Bundesliga, but he did not want to succeed. At bottom of the table 1. FC Nuremberg, the Dortmund earn only one point. Thus, their lead on FC Bayern München has shrunk to three points after 22 match days. BVB has been waiting for a win for five official matches. It's getting tight again in the fight for the German championship.
Nuremberg will remain in Table-18. in the Bundesliga, draws but after the change of coach Michael Köllner to Boris Schommers again hope in the fight for the class whereabouts. In the first game of the native Leverkusen Schommers, the Nuremberg showed militantly improved significantly.
The Dortmund team coached by Lucien Favre, who completed his 250th Bundesliga match, once again did not tie to the convincing performances they had shown over a long time of the season. Once again, the injured captain Marco Reus was sorely missed, while on the offensive Mario Götze was always dangerous, but ultimately not effective.
Favre, who also had to make do without Christian Pulisic and Lukasz Piszczek, had changed his starting eleven to four positions in the premier class compared to the 0-3 draw at Tottenham Hotspur five days ago. Also at the Wembley Stadium conspicuously weak full-back Achraf Hakimi was given a break and was replaced by the skilled attacker Marius Wolf.
Götze fails in private duel against Mathenia
The 50,000 spectators in the sold-out Max Morlock Stadium saw an initial phase with long possession phases of the Dortmund. However, BVB struggled to find a way through the closely spaced club defense. The courageous playing Schommers-Eleven presented itself courageously and came with two headballs from captain Hanno Behrens (28) to the first noteworthy chances of the game.
The autumn champion took only slowly on, only towards the end of the first half of the game, which was disturbed by a part of the club fans again and again, it came between Götze and FCN goalkeeper Christian Mathenia to a private duel: The BVB top failed but both with shots (34., 35.) as well as head (45.) at the strong keeper. Shortly before the break, the club almost managed the lead, but BVB goalkeeper Roman Bürki was able to parry against Matheus Pereira (45. + 4) with difficulty.
After the break again took the BVB command, but Götze (53) failed again to Mathenia. The club came now hardly to relief attacks, but defended with great dedication and presented very different than last or in the 0: 7 debacle in the first leg. Although the ball circulated for some minutes through the Dortmund ranks, but until the final phase of the Favre Elf lacked the crucial creative moments.