Borussia Dortmund has rehabilitated itself after the 4-0 defeat in the Champions League and won confidently in Bielefeld. And SC Freiburg continues to cause a sensation after the success in Wolfsburg.
Bayern hunter Borussia Dortmund has found its way back to success four days after the “nightmare of Amsterdam” even without Erling Haaland. The cup winner kept the pressure on record champions Bayern Munich upright with a lackluster 3: 1 (2: 0) at Arminia Bielefeld in the absence of his injured exceptional striker.
Emre Can (31st / foul penalty), Mats Hummels (45th) and Jude Bellingham (72nd) scored in front of 25,000 spectators for the weakened Dortmund team, who are still one point behind Munich in the table after the ninth Bundesliga matchday.
The 0: 4 at Ajax in the Champions League no longer seemed to concern BVB, although the offensive engine on the Alm only rarely got going.
Coach Frank Kramer’s Arminia, still without a win, acted far too harmlessly throughout the game. The Ostwestfalen remain penultimate in the table, Fabian Klos (87th) at least converted a late penalty. On Sunday, the deficit on the saving bank could grow to five points.
Freiburg towers further
The still unbeaten SC Freiburg has meanwhile continued its winning streak and worsened the sporting crisis at VfL Wolfsburg. The team of coach Christian Streich deservedly won 2-0 (1-0) at Lower Saxony, for Wolfsburg this meant the eighth game in a row without a win and the fourth league defeat in a row.
Philipp Lienhart took the lead in front of 10,251 spectators, and the central defender scored from close range in the 27th minute. After intervention from the video cellar, referee Tobias Welz recognized the goal, previously the assistant on the line had indicated an offside position.
In the middle of a Wolfsburg urge period, Lucas Höler scored the second goal after a remarkable counterattack with a low shot (68th). As with the first goal, the VfL defense did not look good.
Leipzig turns game against Fürth
At the same time, after the worst first half under coach Jesse Marsch, RB Leipzig turned the Bundesliga game against SpVgg Greuther Fürth and achieved a secure win with 4: 1 (0: 1).
Branimir Hrgota deservedly brought the guests into the lead with a controversial penalty after 45 minutes. Yussuf Poulsen, who had just been substituted, equalized in the 46th minute. Emil Forsberg, who celebrated his 30th birthday on Saturday, converted a penalty that Poulsen had lost after 53 minutes.
Finally, Dominik Szoboszlai (65th) and Hugo Nova (88th), who had also just been on the field, met in front of 24,758 spectators in the Red Bull Arena, which was sold out. Fürth is still waiting for the first win of the season.
And FC Bayern also won easily. Read more about it here.