Dortmund returns to first place, at least for one day

Borussia Dortmund was able to beat Hertha Berlin 3-2 tonight in the German Bundesliga and is on first place, but Bayern Munich plays tomorrow and can kick them down.

Goals by Thomas Delaney, Dan-Axel Zagadou, and Marco Reus, gave Borussia Dortmund the 3-2 win over Hertha Berlin tonight in the German Bundesliga.

This result pushes the Black and Yellow to the first place of the table, but they still have to wait until Bayern Munich plays tomorrow.

Dortmund has 60 points, while Bayern has only 57 with a greater goal difference. The Bavarians will meet Mainz in Sunday’s fixture.

“You can’t dominate a team for 90 minutes. Hertha also had two or three big chances following counter-attacks. The first half was difficult but not bad,” coach Lucien Favre said to the club’s website.

“We didn’t control the match in the opening half. The second period was much better. The victory was ultimately deserved.”

“There were so many good opportunities. It’s difficult to score a goal with your first touch like our winner,” he added.

“Beforehand we had opportunities that were easier to convert. What’s important is to win. We can always score goals.”

Germany national team forward Marco Reus was also quick to point that the climate didn’t help the game, but that it still was a very “interesting match.”

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“The pitch was difficult to play on as it was very wet and slippery. I was surprised Hertha played a relatively open game,” he said.

“We knew they would play man-on-man across the entire pitch. We didn’t really trust ourselves to go forward in the first period, but we still had opportunities that we carelessly missed.”

“We dominated the second half and applied a lot of pressure. At that point, we were playing the better football and so the victory was fair,” Reus explained.

“We know it’s not currently flowing like it was in the first half-season.”


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