Soccer Bundesliga: Damper for Dortmund at Union Berlin

In the second game under the new head coach Edin Terzic Borussia Dortmund received the first blow in the neck at Union Berlin. After all, BVB youngster Youssoufa Moukoko celebrated a special record in the Bundesliga.

From Frank Menke

Union Berlin remains the surprise team of the Bundesliga. “Die Eisernen” beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 (0-0) in the stadium “An der Alten Försterei” on Friday evening (December 18th, 2020). Striker Taiwo Awoniyi (57th minute) gave Union the lead from a corner, Dortmund’s youngster Youssoufa Moukoko (60th) scored to equalize and is now the youngest league goalscorer of all time. Again after a corner, Union’s Marvin Friedrich (78th) headed the winning goal.

Fischer: “Fought passionately to the end”

Berlin coach Urs Fischer was happy after the final whistle at the Sportschau microphone: “It was a great game and, I think, a well-deserved victory. ‘Willing power’ describes our game very well. The boys fought passionately and tried to to protect our gate. “

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic analyzed: “We knew about the standard strength and explicitly mentioned it. It’s not easy for us at the moment, we didn’t get into the right positions and we were too hectic. It was far too easy for Union to defend it. We have to improve that. “

A moment of shock for BVB

Terzic had demanded the same will, but better football than in the 2-1 win in Bremen during the week for his second game as Dortmund’s new head coach. The demand remained. It started with a moment of shock for BVB. After 90 seconds, Christopher Trimmel levered the Dortmund defense with a long pass. Awoniyi marched under pressure from Hummels to goalkeeper Roman Bürki and withdrew, Dortmund’s defense chief got his foot in between at the last moment – but it was probably also offside.

It took ten minutes until the first big chance in Dortmund. Youngster Moukoko moved left into the Berlin penalty area and passed inside. Jadon Sancho had a clear shot, but failed from twelve meters to Union goalkeeper Andreas Luthe.

Double chance for Union

The “iron” kept the Borussia down, showed themselves in duels as “mentality monsters” and bravely worked out their own chances. After Thomas Meunier lost the ball, Cedric Teuchert (17.) forward Awoniyi passed the ball into the barrel – Bürki parried the ball with his foot, Teuchert put the margin clearly over the goal.

BVB was particularly noticeable in the first round due to lack of imagination and unnecessary ball losses, only Moukoko (31st) came back to the end, but put the ball from the edge of the penalty area just past the post. Shortly before the break (45th), the 16-year-old had a huge chance to take the lead after being sent steeply. Free before Luthe, the most conspicuous Dortmund hit the post.

Berlin always strong when it comes to standards

Also in the second half it could not be overlooked that nine games in 27 days and the absence of top striker Erling Haaland left their mark on BVB. And then the Berlin standard kings struck again. After a Trimmel corner, Grischa Prömel extended the ball to Awiniyi, who hit from close range through Bürki’s legs to take the lead.

Moukoko youngest league scorer of all time

The Dortmund answer was not long in coming. Three minutes later, Moukoko scored his first Bundesliga goal. After a nice pass from Raphael Guerreiro into the alley, the BVB youngster chased the ball into the right corner. At 16 years and 28 days, Moukoko is now the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history.

When Dortmund pushed for the second goal, Union struck again by a standard. A corner of Teuchert headed Friedrich, which was untenable for Bürki. Both teams came to further deals in the final phase, but this time the Berlin draw specialists took the lead against tired Dortmunders over the finish line.

The “Iron” in the cup against Paderborn

Union will continue on Tuesday (December 22nd, 2020) at 8.45 p.m. in the DFB-Pokal with the home game against SC Paderborn. Dortmund competes with Eintracht Braunschweig on the same day at 8 p.m. The Bundesliga will only start again in the new year. The “Iron” will play on Saturday (January 2nd, 2021) at 3:30 p.m. at Werder Bremen. BVB receives VfL Wolfsburg 24 hours later.


The Tagesschau reported on this topic on December 19, 2020 at 3:00 a.m.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.