Matchday 13

Berlin (dpa) – Second game, first shame: Despite the record goal of super talent Youssoufa Moukoko, Borussia Dortmund already suffered a defeat at the second appearance with coach Edin Terzic. BVB lost 1: 2 (0: 0) to 1. FC Union in Berlin.

At the age of 16 years and 28 days, Moukoko scored to equalize (60th) as the youngest goalscorer in the Bundesliga. Taiwo Awoniyi (57.) was successful for the hosts, Marvin Friedrich (78.) after the hit of the super talent.

In a good mood, Terzic said shortly before kick-off that his team “should not only play successfully, but also play a little nicer”. The successor to Lucien Favre ordered Moukoko for the second time in the starting line-up, where country player Emre Can returned. During the game, Terzic kept shouting loud instructions on the field, but his team struggled.

It is true that BVB, which will play in the cup on Eintracht Braunschweig on Tuesday, gained more possession early on and put the hosts under high pressure. Jadon Sancho, who often switched positions on the wings with Giovanni Reyna, missed the first chance to take the lead (10th). National coach Urs Fischer had set his team defensively smart and the Berliners were always waiting for counterattacks, which surprised BVB several times.

Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki held on to Taiwo Awoniyi (17th) after a mistake by Thomas Meunier, who finished after 92 seconds, but was probably slightly offside. The hosts, who had to do without top scorer Max Kruse and six other professionals, got stronger during this phase. The Berliners, who received SC Paderborn in the cup on Tuesday, delivered the rooms well organized and defended with high intensity.

BVB made unnecessary mistakes in the set-up and sometimes played too clumsy. The ball possession of almost 70 percent in the first half was too rarely used by Dortmund in dangerous scenes in front of the Berliner Tor. In one of the few finishes Moukoko was unlucky, his shot only hit the post (45th).

Terzic had warned against the brave and stable Berliners, who held back with great difficulty even after the break. Cedric Teuchert checked Bürki (54th) before Awoniyi took the lead after a corner.

The Dortmund team then acted increasingly compelling – and cheered with Moukoko, who equalized with a strong left shot. In recent weeks, the 16-year-old has made his debut as the youngest player in Bundesliga and Champions League history. But the joy did not last long, BVB still missed the ultimate result without striker Erling Haaland. Friedrich rebuked the negligence with the renewed Berlin leadership with a head after a corner kick.

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