Wolfsburg vs Dortmund (0-2): Hakimi crowns routine Dortmund victory over Wolfsburg
Borussia Dortmund did their homework on Saturday and defeated Wolfsburg (0-2); ending the streak of the Volkswagen Arena team; which had been 7 days without losing. This victory means that, although Bayern beat Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2; Dortmund is still 4 points behind its great rival and could get one if it beat him on Tuesday in Der Klassiker of German football at Signal Iduna Park. Guerreiro (who scored a double against Schalke) and Achraf scored against Wolfsburg.
Oliver Glasner’s Wolfsburg made it easy for Dortmund. Lucien Favre’s men were in possession of the ball, but the compact Volkswagen Arena team did a good defensive job that made Dortmund feel less comfortable than at other times. But also if in the first part Wolfsburg lacked ideas in attack, in the second it attacked with danger.
It was a match in which Erling Haaland, the ‘golden boy’ of Borussia Dortmund, who has 13 goals in 12 games with his current team, was seen less and did not score. For Dortmund they decided on their wingers. Raphael Guerreiro scored in the first half and Achraf did it in the second when Wolfsburg was more disturbing.
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It was thanks to a good combinatorial play that Dortmund was able to advance on the scoreboard. Julian Brandt enabled Achraf, Thorgan Hazard stepped in and Guerreiro scored his eighth goal of the season. A personal record of the Portuguese international. It was the 32nd minute. But Wolfsburg, who have only scored one point in their last ten meetings with Dortmund in the Bundesliga, were not ready to give up. He came out after the more aggressive break-in attack. And there was a key play in the 48th minute; Renato Steffen missed a great opportunity and the ball crashed into the crossbar.
It could have been a tie, but it didn’t happen that way. It was Dortmund’s turn to show his most defensive side in some sections. The VAR dismissed a possible Brooks penalty against Wolfsburg, who took ten in the 80 ‘for Klaus’ red card after stamping on Akanji. But two minutes earlier Achraf Hakimi had sentenced the match. The Moroccan, tireless for his band, ended a great counterattack led by Jadon Sancho, who had entered the 65 ‘by Julian Brandt.
In the other matches, Leverkusen beat Monchengladbach (3-1), Bayern beat Frankfurt (5-2), Werder Bremen beat Freiburg while Hoffenheim and Paderborn shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw..