Borussia Dortmund takes a heavy hit on their race to win the Bundesliga, as they could get as far as four points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund was defeated 4-2 by Schalke at home today in the Signal Iduna Park, as the Black and Yellow take a heavy hit on their German Bundesliga title hopes.
With this result, the team stays in the second place of the competition with 69 points, one behind leaders Bayern Munich, but the Bavarians could get four points ahead of they win against Nuremberg tomorrow.
This is why the team was very disappointed about today’s lost.
“That’s extremely hard to take, above all given the way we played. We started really well, showed a lot of patience and scored a fantastic goal,” coach Lucien Favre told the club’s official website.
“Then five minutes later it’s up to the referee to have a look at a handball. Anyone who applies the handball rule like that doesn’t understand football. It’s an absolute disgrace.”
“We played well in the first half. If we’d managed to hold on to the 1-0 lead then we could well have built on it. Schalke wasn’t interested in playing football,” Sebastian Kehl added.
“We’re pretty disappointed with ourselves as we didn’t manage to create enough chances. Despite dominating possession for long spells, we were never really able to put Schalke under pressure.”
“Playing with nine men in the latter stages of the game was tough. We lost the derby – that’s hard to accept,” he continued.
“Obviously we had to try and win all of our matches in order to have a shot at realizing our dream, but I’m not giving up just yet.”
Finally Dortmund’s captain Marco Reus said: “We don’t need to talk about whether or not it was a red card. I didn’t want to do my opponent any harm, I just arrived a bit late and ended up catching him. If we don’t win our matches then it’s going to be hard to catch Bayern.”
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