Borussia Dortmund was too strong for VfB Stuttgart!
Borrusia Dortmund was just too strong for VfB Stuttgart. Yellow-Blacks won with VfB 3:1. The team from Stuttgart still has to fight hard to maintain the place in German Bundesliga.
This season, Borussia Dortmund is one of the strongest teams in Bundesliga. After a quite poor last season, which Borussia ended on 4th place, the team led by coach Lucien Favre wants to reach for the success. In 2018, it all seemed like Borussia is on the perfect way to reach its dreams. But after the short winter break, something got stuck in Borussia’s performance, as the team was eliminated from both German Cup and Champions League. And in the league, it lost its advantage over Bayern Munich and now both teams have the same number of points.
It all drops a little light to the context of the game against VfB Stuttgart. Borussia had to win because the loss of points could put the team into trouble. And Borussia proved its strength.
ln this game, Borussia took 18 shots on VfB’s goal, and 8 of them were accurate. Borussia players had the ball for 76% (!) of game time, and also had around 800 passes (with accuracy reaching 90%). On the other hand, VfB had only 1 accurate shot which finished with a goal. The team of coach Markus Weinzierl had only 267 passes. It all shows the scale of Borussia’s dominance.
VfB Stuttgart deserves to be honored because it managed to handle the rival’s pressure through the most of the game. Borussia was able to score only after an hour, when Marco Reus scored from the penalty kick in the 62th minute. Then VfB equalized in the 71th minute, after a goal scored by Marc-Oliver Kempf. The sensation was coming to the Signal Iduna Park stadium in Dortmund but Borussia scored again, even twice: Paco Alcacer restored the lead in the 82nd minute and Christian Pulisic established the final score to 3:1 after scoring in the additional time.
After the loss in Dortmund, VfB Stuttgart is on 16th place, has 19 points and loses 3 points to FC Augsburg. It means that the fight to stay in Bundesliga still goes on.
Borussia Dortmund – VfB Stuttgart 3:1 (0:0)
Goal for VfB Stuttgart: Marc-Oliver Kempf (71.)