Empty stands Dortmund arena “Signal-Iduna-Park” in the principal for a home within the reporting meeting of the Borussia Dortmund match against Gelsenkirchen Schalke, which in Germany is called the “Revierderby”, looked pretty unusual, but quite understandable. Pandemic related to the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, deprived football fans the opportunity to witness the matches almost all European and world competitions, and its effects will long remind the lack of events.
Germany and the German Bundesliga, in particular, were among the first on the way out of the protracted crisis. The participating teams were invited to return to the draw of the national championship matches of the 26th round, among which stood out clearly the main regional opposition for this country. In the conditions of absence of direct collision between the trust Lucien favr and David Wagner in the standings, the 156th meeting between the “bumblebees” and “cobalt” could become a source only for sports emotions.
Two months forced break, as shown by the first half of the fight, managed to pass it successfully Borussia. The owners methodically controlled the ball in the Central zone of a large part of the first half, only occasionally picking up to other people’s possessions through the flanks. The focus of Borussia’s attacks came in the position of Nastasicha Matia, who is clearly not able to compete in speed Ashraf Hakimi, Organo Azar and Julian Brandt.
Due to the oversaturation of this vulnerable zone, Schalke team favr and managed to hold the first goal-scoring attack. The attack, which put in a spectacular backheel Brandt on the progress of the Hazard and accurate pass from the Belgian on account of Holland, passed during the quick counterattack. “Cobalt” showed the weakness of it with a quick rebuild of the rivals. Thus, already by half-time lead for the hosts had doubled. Mistake by the goalkeeper Schubert while taking out the ball under pressure from Holland developed into an accurate hit Guerreiro from the left half free-kick inside the far post.
Output during a pause to replace the talus forward Guido Burgstaller and the transition to the game in a four-man defence helped Wagner to return to the feelings of his players. Almost immediately from the resumption of the game the defense of Schalke got the counter to your gate, which is accurate shot from outside the penalty area ended with the hazard. Note the error of Schubert in this situation – kick into the near corner was not too difficult for a goalkeeper.
The final point in the “Ruhr Derby” could not do without the direct involvement of Holland. Erling gave a sumptuous ball to the centre penalty area to Guerreiro, bypassing artificially created defenders offside, after which the Portuguese scored a brace accurate shot into the top corner.
Wagner attempts to re-intervene in the strike in the remaining before the end of the match time did not have much success. “Royal blue” and failed to seriously disturb the Burke this evening, although the Dortmund defense looked not so impregnable. Perhaps in the home game next round against the “Augsburg” in “Schalke” will finally be able to end their streak of bad results. At the same time, “Borussia” from Dortmund game on the road to VfL Wolfsburg.
The Championship Of Germany. 26-th round.
Dortmund – Schalke 4:0
Holland, 28, Guerreiro, 45, 63, Azar, 48
Delaney, 53, Piszczek, 73 – San, 50, Matondo, 85
Dortmund: Burke – Akanji, Hummels, Piszczek – Guerreiro (Schmelzer, 87), Delaney (Balerdi, 68), Dowd (Gotze, 87), Hakimi – Brandt, Holland, Hazard (Sancho, 79).
Schalke: Schubert – Nastasic, Modibo (Matondo, 46), Kenny (Becker, 87) – Osypka, Mackenny, Sana’a, Caligiuri (Miranda, 76) – Serdar (SCHOPF, 74), Raman (Burgstaller, 46), Arit.
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (Oberasbach, Germany).
Stadium: “Signal Iduna Park” (Dortmund, Germany).
Shots (on target): 11 (4) – 10 (3)
Corner: 4 – 2
Caught offside: 0 – 4.
DORTMUND-SCHALKE. TEXT BROADCAST OF THE MATCH