Borussia Dortmund has also clearly lost the sixth Bundesliga game in a row at Bayern Munich and after poor performance. The goal difference in these games: 3:26. The responsible persons: consternated. And now?
Now in retrospect, of course, it has symbolic character, what Lucien Favre before the game on SkyMicrophone responded. As the coach of Borussia Dortmund was asked if he knew what Michael Zorc meant by his demand that BVB would have to play in men's football at Bayern Munich.
"Waaas?90 minutes later, one could say: Even his team did not have a clue what that was supposed to be.
"That was not football at all, that's the point, it should symbolize that we are against it, and so on, we were too bad with the ball and did not stand up to the pressure," sporting director Zorc said after the clear 0: 4- Defeat in the microphones. Rarely has one seen Zorc so angry and angry – but the desolate appearance of the BVB did not allow anyone who keeps it with black and yellow, no other state of mind.
BVB boss Watzke: "We will present much better"
"I think that the team knows this year that it is a very important game for Bayern and therefore might be a little less naïve than it was last year," said managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke during the week for sure. Four times in a row, BVB had last received an attrition at FCB. The results: 0: 5, 0: 6, 1: 4, 1: 5.
"We will present much better on Saturday than last year, which was a real gossip then and that should not happen to us in a further development of the team," said Watzke. But the only development that has taken place is: BVB has become a kind of "HSV Dortmund".
Between 2011 and 2018 it hailed for the Hamburg in Munich eight defeats in series, with a goal difference of 3:50. Dortmund is now in with six claps and 3:26 goals against. This is nothing but an indictment of the so ambitious club.
Once again a class difference
Although the Bavarians are currently undergoing no easy phase and after the change of coach to Hansi Flick himself under pressure, was on the court again a class difference between the two heavyweights of German football to see. "Speed, ball acceptance, technique, passes, movement – in all these matters we were not good," had to find a visibly ailing Favre.
What went extremely wrong for BVB was dealing with Bayern's strong pressing. This permanent pressure, exerted by an opponent of high individual class, was far too much for the guests – and not to observe this phenomenon on Saturday evening for the first time. Dortmund became hectic, lost the balls way too fast, lacked the pace in forward gear, the passing game was faulty. It was for the self-proclaimed championship candidates a repeated disclosure of the FCB.
"In the first 15 minutes we have even played properly," Zorc analyzed. But that was only sham in the end, because even in this phase BVB did not score a shot on goal, acted around the penalty area to harmless and produced minor errors. After 67 minutes, the Dortmund had recorded all three ball actions in the opponent's penalty area. At the end were 17: 2 shots, 59% possession and 62% tackle per FC Bayern.
Dortmund bobbing in a vacuum
Especially in the second section, when Bayern only 69 seconds after restarting increased to 2: 0, developed a game that wanted to avoid the BVB advance urgent. The FCB was able to switch and fight, Dortmund showed little resistance and the performance of Westphalia was more frightening. Only the weak opportunity utilization of the Munich prevented a higher result.
And now, you have to ask from Dortmunder point of view? It remains the old song. Even an international break later, the BVB balks in the vacuum of the table in front of him. At the beginning of October, after the 2-2 draw in Freiburg, eighth place was four points behind the leaders. Now the gap on league leaders Gladbach can rise to six points, Bayern are again two points away.
Zorc points his finger at the players
That's not a real crisis yet, but it's close to being there again. It is rather a doubtless explosive state, which despite the interim highs with last three victories in a row around Dortmund will prevail.
If you have seen the words, but also gestures and facial expressions of Zorc and Favre in the catacombs of the Allianz Arena, then it is clear: A quick solution to the many problems that BVB grind through the season does not seem in sight.
"The game often has an impact on the rest of the season," said Zorc on the men's football PK ahead of the game. After the 0: 4 now he pointed his finger at the players and increased the pressure on the team. Even the fans let their dissatisfaction run wild after whistle and whistled the troop out loud. It will be interesting to see what will ultimately be more effective.