We imagine that Thomas Tuchel did not miss a minute of this Dortmund-Frankfurt, concluded by a large victory for Borussia (4-0) this Friday evening. A success mastered from start to finish by the next PSG opponent, Tuesday evening in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League. The Parisian coach will have seen the offensive power of his former team (2015-2017), but also his defensive solidity, a rarity this season, Dortmund being only the 9th defense of the Bundesliga.
Admittedly, Eintracht Frankfurt is not PSG. But the team of former Parisian Kevin Trapp, holder of the goal, remained on a good series of five games without defeat in all competitions. While Dortmund had suffered a heavy defeat at Leverkusen (3-4) last week. The men of Lucien Favre, ex-coach of Nice, knew how to raise their heads and prepare well for their confrontation against PSG.
The success started in the stands, on the side of the famous “yellow wall” and its 25,000 fans, authors of a sublime tifo. It continued on the lawn with an eleven which should look a lot like the one from next Tuesday. In 3-5-2 or 5-3-2, depending on the phase, Borussia Dortmund did not turn much: Guerreiro, Hummels, Zagadou, recruits Emre Can and Haaland… All were titular and participated in the victory evening.
Haaland still goalscorer
After a warning by Guerreiro, who hit the post on a free kick (10th), the first goal came with a strike from captain Piszczek (33rd). Without being in great danger, Dortmund returned to the locker room with this advantage. Before planting the two fatal banners in Frankfurt and Trapp. By the English prodigy Sancho (50th), then the Norwegian nugget Haaland (54th), who never stops scoring. Recruited in January from RB Salzburg, he scored his 9th goal in 6 games in all competitions with Borussia. The 19-year-old boy, if he goes on against PSG, will have to be closely watched.
The Dortmund offensive festival concluded with a final strike from the Franco-Portuguese Guerreiro (74th), one of the darlings of the yellow and black public. A success acquired even without Marco Reus, injured and absent against Paris, which allows the BVB to stay in contact with Bayern Munich, leader of the championship.
Borussia Dortmund – Eintracht Frankfurt: 4-0 (half time: 1-0).
Goals. Dortmund: Piszczek (33rd), Sancho (50th), Haaland (54th), Guerreiro (74th).
Dortmund: Burki – Hakimi, Piszczek (cap.), Hummels, Zagadou, Guerreiro – Can (Dahoud, 63rd), Witsel – Sancho (Reyna, 75th), Haaland (Götze, 79th), Hazard. Entr. : Favre.