The German top club scored very important points in the battle for qualification for the knockout round after the opening defeat against Lazio Rome. Chillreport evaluated the performance of the BVB professionals against St. Petersburg individually.
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Borussia Dortmund won the second group match of the 2020/21 Champions League season with 2-0 (0-0). Dortmund’s goals were scored by Jadon Sancho (penalty, 78th) and Erling Haaland (90th).
The two young competition winners hugged, grinning, their trainer Lucien Favre took a deep breath. With a lot of patience, but little shine, Borussia Dortmund has for the time being allayed the concerns of an early exit in the Champions League. The difficult success against an extremely defensive Zenit St. Petersburg was not successful until late.
In the gloomy first home game in the long history of the BVB European Cup, Dortmund was spared another disappointment after the false start in Rome (1: 3).
“We often had the ball and had to play quickly”
“We often had the ball and had to play quickly,” Haaland said on Sky. “We knew the opportunity was coming. Ultimately, there are three important points.” Favre compared the visitors’ defense to “two buses in front of the goal, it was very, very difficult”.
Sports director Michael Zorc said: “We are satisfied because we have more than deserved to win the race.” With another success on Wednesday in Club Brugge (four points), BVB (three) would be back on schedule. In the parallel match, the upcoming Dortmund opponent and table leaders Lazio separate Rome 1: 1.
Chillreport evaluated the performance of the BVB professionals against Zenit separately. You can find the slideshow here.