VfB Stuttgart shocked Borussia Dortmund. The newly promoted team led the team of coach Lucien Favre and won 5: 1. The BVB players were then more than amazed.
Marco Reus sat on the sofa like a lot of misery, Mats Hummels took a sip from the bottle and looked in disbelief at the empty rows. “That went mercilessly wrong,” said the Borussia Dortmund defense after the embarrassing 1: 5 (1: 1) against the brutal newly promoted VfB Stuttgart on Sky: “We cut ourselves every minute in our own flesh.”
BVB, which falls far short of its own claims after its third home defeat in a row in the Bundesliga, revealed massive shortcomings. “We list the goals for them”, complained Hummels, “those are ball losses that should not happen.”
“Are not a team that can defend well”
Captain Reus went even further in his analysis: “We just hunt. We are not a team that can defend well, you have to be very clear.” Coach Lucien Favre spoke of a “disaster”.
Thanks to some chilling mistakes Dortmund made in the build-up of the race, Silas Wamangituka (26th, foul penalty / 53rd), Philipp Förster (60th), Tanguy Coulibaly (63rd) and Nicolas Gonzalez (90th + 1) met for the strong climber, who also remained unbeaten in the sixth away game this season and won in Dortmund for the first time in 13 years. Giovanni Reyna (39.) had meanwhile equalized.
“It was a great game, it was a lot of fun,” said Förster, “that’s a great win.” BVB conceded five goals in a home game in the Bundesliga for the first time since 2009.
Favre changed his team to six places compared to the Champions League success at Zenit St. Petersburg (2-1). The last ailing Raphael Guerreiro and Manuel Akanji returned to base.
BVB fell apart
Despite the change, the high burden of the past weeks was clearly noticeable for BVB. The hosts were always one step too late against the lithe Swabia. The Dortmunders only ran after the brave guests. Goalkeeper Roman Bürki had to use all his skills in a free kick from Borna Sosa (7th).
Six minutes later the Swiss would have been powerless, but the strong Coulibaly just missed. Dortmund found their way in the match slightly better after fifteen minutes, but was then countered. National player Emre Can brought down Mateo Klimowicz, who appeared for Bürki, and Wamangituka safely converted the penalty.
Stuttgart also stayed on the lead after that, but was unable to improve in this phase. Coulibaly ruled in the penalty area against three Dortmund players and failed Bürki, Klimowicz laid the margin over it (30th). Eight minutes later, Bürki parried strongly against Klimowicz. The Dortmund compensation came out of nowhere. Reyna took over a long pass from Guerreiro technically well and ended with a lot of feeling. The draw at half-time was extremely flattering for BVB.
After the move, hardly anything changed. The BVB game still lacked speed and ideas. It was flawed too. Before Guerreiro and Jude Bellingham fell again, Guerreiro and Jude Bellingham messed up the ball: Wamangituka, just like last week, scored twice in the win in Bremen (2-1). BVB then completely disintegrated. Between Försters 3: 1 and Coulibalys 4: 1, Klimowicz hit the post (62nd).