Dortmund vs Leipzig final result (2-1)
Scored: Reus (21′ pen), Can (39′) – Forsberg (74′)
Dortmund for the first time in history won 10 consecutive matches in all competitions since the beginning of a calendar year, after overcoming Leipzig at home. They scored 25 goals, conceded only 8 times and kept 4 clean sheets. The Ruhr yellow-black club also re-established their own record of winning eight consecutive matches in the Bundesliga, set 11 years ago in the 2011/12 season. It was also the last season Dortmund won the Bundesliga title.
Fans of the Signal Iduna Park home team are dreaming of another historic season for the home team. Dortmund experienced a not easy match against Leipzig. However, the bravery of a big team helps them solve their opponents. The ability to steal the ball and deploy attacks quickly helps the home team make a difference against Leipzig’s high defense.
From a long ball of his teammates, Marco Reus rushed down to face goalkeeper Janis Blaswich. Leipzig’s keeper was forced to foul the Dortmund striker in the penalty area to prevent the situation. The referee did not hesitate to point at the 11 m mark.
On the penalty spot, Reus made no mistake to open the scoring for Dortmund in the 21st minute. The German striker also entered Dortmund’s history when he equaled the scoring record of the legendary Michael Zorc, who has the number of goals. the club’s second most (159 goals). In the near future, Reus will almost dethrone Zorc to rank second in the list of the most goalscorers in Dortmund history.
Reus is not too far behind Alfred Preissler, who holds the record for the most goals in Dortmund history with 177 goals. The 33-year-old striker’s contract with the host club will expire at the end of this season. If Reus continues to stay at Dortmund, he will have a great chance to usurp Preissler.
Excited after the opening goal, Dortmund got a second goal in the 39th minute, after an impromptu finish from Emre Can. From the situation where the ball turned out, the former Liverpool midfielder launched a dangerous kick that did not give Janis Blaswich any chances to save.
Two stunned goals made Leipzig pile up. Most of the attacking parameters of this match are in favor of the away team. Leipzig owns 62% of the ball, launching 17 shots (6 on target). Meanwhile, Dortmund only had 8 shots (3 on target).
Late efforts only helped Leipzig to shorten the score 1-2 in the 74th minute, thanks to midfielder Emil Forsberg. The away team faced many difficulties in the final coordination phase. The ability to finish and take advantage of opportunities is also a problem for them.
The three points gained against Leipzig helped Dortmund return to the top of the Bundesliga, 3 points ahead of Bayern Munich, although they have played one more game than the defending champion Germany. Coach Edin Terzic’s team proves they are one of the best performing clubs in Europe at the moment. Dortmund is also the only team in Europe’s top 5 leagues to win all competitions since the beginning of 2023.