Berlin (dpa) – BVB bosses from sports director Michael Zorc to coach Edin Terzic couldn’t shake off the anger over Berlin’s bitter bankruptcy long after the final whistle.
They had warned their professionals several times and in detail about the special power of 1. FC Union – and then the Borussia conceded exactly two goals: corner, header, goal. “They come with strength and have their quality there. We tried again in the morning to inject it into everyone through all channels,” said new head coach Terzin. Even the 2-1 winning goalscorer Marvin Friedrich was surprised: “I was amazingly free on the corner.”
It just went very quickly, the first defeat in six mandatory away matches hit all Dortmund players visibly and audibly in the mind. “The strongest head player of the opponent is completely free, that is unforgivable. We beat ourselves in the pan,” exclaimed former football world champion Mats Hummels. And Borussia goalkeeper Roman Bürki reacted frustrated: “Two more standard goals. That is extremely bitter, because we mentioned that before.” Only Union Liverpool lent Taiwo Awoniyi (57th) on loan after captain Christopher Trimmel’s corner. Then defender Friedrich (78th) was successful with his fourth goal of the season.
Favre’s successor Terzic also noted other shortages in his team at the 1: 2 stadium An der Alten Försterei, which was fanless due to the corona pandemic. “With the standards we lose the game. But of course there were a lot of other things that were not right. We didn’t implement many things.” The guests’ play lacked speed on the ball and in their own movement, precision and courage.
The youngest Youssoufa Moukoko, who at 16 years and 28 days is now the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history, probably showed these virtues. “He did a lot of things well. It was clearly his best game for us,” Hummels told his young colleague. But Moukoko’s interim fee (60th) ended up being only marginal. “We lost,” said Hummels, referring to the main thing. With only 22 points, Dortmund sees the top trio Leverkusen, Bayern and Leipzig rush away.
“The willingness describes it very well,” commented Union coach Urs Fischer of the positive result for his team: “It was a great game and a deserved victory.” The competition continues to be amazed by the underdog of Köpenick, who has already collected 21 points after 13 match days. That is five more than in the previous season as a newcomer at the time.
“You can see the team is confident,” said Fischer. That also helped against BVB in the phases “when we had to suffer. We could break free again and again, we were brave enough”, the Swiss added. Union had already sent Dortmund home 3-1 in the preseason. “We’ve already seen that we can keep up. It’s still a coup for me,” Fischer said after the recent surprise.
The national coach does not want to deviate an inch from the relegation of the season. Even if the Iron has expanded one of their many records to six league games without a defeat. “That’s four more points that help us. There’s nothing more to say about it,” said the 54-year-old of the astonishing four points from the 1-1 draw against champions Bayern and 2-1 draw against number two Dortmund.