Borussia Dortmund easily reached the second round of the DFB Cup. A strong first half was enough for BVB against MSV Duisburg. A hit by Marco Reus in his comeback also caused joy.
Marco Reus scored a lightning-fast goal in his comeback, teenage Jude Bellingham excelled in his debut: on a near-perfect evening, Borussia Dortmund followed up coach Lucien Favre’s claim for the title and made it through to the second round of the DFB Cup.
Reus strikes after a few seconds
The number two won about 50 kilometers in front of the third division team MSV Duisburg with a surprisingly clear 5-0 (2-0). Coach Lucien Favre had declared the cup victory as a goal on Sunday – an unusually spicy announcement from the Swiss. After four finals in a row, BVB was eliminated three times in a row in the round of 16.
Reus came in the 57th minute for his first competitive match in 223 days, scoring half a minute later. When he left the cup at Werder Bremen on February 4, he later suffered a very persistent adductor injury. In addition to Jadon Sancho (14th, hand penalty), Thorgan Hazard (39th) and Axel Witsel (50th) also met new recruit Bellingham (30th), who also impressed the defensive midfield with peace and technique. The 17-year-old only paid a hard time for a yellow card for hitting the ball (21st); probably that’s why he had to go out for the break.
The ambitious Duisburg suffered a bitter lesson over long stretches with Hansa Rostock five days before their competition opener, but had to play in the minority for more than 50 minutes after the red card against Dominic Volkmer (38th / emergency brake).
In the first competitive game between the two Revier clubs in over twelve years, Favre, after some preliminary experiments with the back four, offered the successful back three from the previous second half of the season. After a few minutes, the favorite took the game, convinced with ball relays and was also lucky that everything went well for him. A hand penalty led the way before Hazard’s remarkable free kick Duisburg was decimated.
But BVB showed no sympathy for Revier’s neighbor, who caused a moderate commotion after the missed promotion. For a free kick Favre brought Reus, Sancho immediately played to the captain, who grabbed the ball with his right hand, fired into the goal with his left hand and then cheered almost embarrassed. In the last 25 minutes, Reinier’s 18-year loan from Real Madrid made his league debut.