In Dortmund’s new head coach, Edin Terzic was on the sidelines for the first time. The match went on long after the 1: 1 score in Bremen, but then the captain released Borussia.
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Two days after the divorce from Lucien Favre, Borussia Dortmund put an end to the mini-crisis in the Bundesliga. In the first game led by new head coach Edin Terzic, BVB took a fully deserved 2-1 (1-1) win at Werder Bremen on Tuesday-evening, winning the first three after three previous games without a win. Raphael Guerreiro (12th minute) and Marco Reus (78th) scored the goals for BVB, which recovered impressively for the 1: 5 debacle against VfB Stuttgart last Saturday. However, the Westfalen faced the injury-related end of Mats Hummels. The chief of defense left five minutes before the end with a thigh injury.
Kevin Möhwald (28th) managed to make the equalizer for Bremen, who slid deeper into the relegation battle after the ninth game without a win in a row.
BVB coach Terzic called for more passion
“As soon as you put on the BVB jersey, BVB must also be in it”, debutant Terzic demanded more passion than last time in the 1: 5 bankruptcy against VfB Stuttgart. Accordingly devoted and loud – unlike the more introverted Favre – the 38-year-old lived this maxim on the sidelines.
Edin Terzic: The Dortmund head coach started his new job with a win. (Source: Nordphoto / image images)
In terms of staff, Terzic made a change, helping young star Youssoufa Moukoko make his starting debut. “He’s not with us because he’s 16, but because he’s good,” said the coach, explaining his evaluation. And if not much was missing, the youngster, who played for Emre Can, would immediately have scored his first Bundesliga goal. After a pass from Giovanni Reyna, Moukoko just slid past the ball (5th).
The 16-year-old Moukoko is in the starting XI for the first time
The 16-year-old had made four brief appearances in the first division and was the only striker in Bremen for the three offensive series Jadon Sancho, Reus and Reyna. He justified his commitment. Moukoko showed his great ability time and again.
In any case, BVB showed a significant improvement and pushed Werder back on its own half. The opening goal was the logical consequence. Ömer Toprak managed to block a shot from Reyna, but Guerreiro lifted the margin into the goal. Shortly after, it was Reyna again, but his shot was too unfounded (17th).
Werder had major problems
And Werder? The Hanseatic League had serious problems finding help. The fee was all the more surprising. After a pass from Maximilian Eggestein, Möhwald met from the edge of the penalty area. However, this was preceded by an error from Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji. BVB had already made itself difficult against Stuttgart by such mistakes.
Mats Hummels: The former German international had to be replaced shortly before the end of the game. (Source: Nordphoto / image images)
The goal didn’t change much in terms of the statics of the game. Black and yellow continued to dictate the ball and the opponent. Werder defender Christian Groß almost scored an own goal when he put the ball on the post of his own goal while trying to clear his own goal (32nd). Goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka would have been beaten. Moments later, however, the Czech was there with a strong reflex against Akanji (41st). Shortly before half time, Bremen also gave a sign of life with a shot from Ludwig Augustinsson (43.).
The second half started like the first – with a huge opportunity for Moukoko. After a cross from Reus, the youngster put the ball over the goal (50th). And also in another campaign (63rd), the youngster did not want to premiere the goal. Werder also had Pavlenka, who held very well and defused a diving dive from Reus (71.). But the Czech made a serious mistake when he dropped the ball and caused a penalty against Akanji. He managed to keep the penalty from Reus, but not the margin.