Borussia Dortmund suffered home defeat to VfL Bochum despite a hat-trick from Erling Haaland

The guests opened the Ruhrderby strongly. First Sebastian Polter headed from Takuma Asano’s soft cross for 1-0 (3rd minute), then Gerrit Holtmann scored the 2-0 with a 17-meter shot.

However, Dortmund didn’t take long to absorb the initial double blow. At 17 ‘, the ball caught Pantovic’s arm in the penalty area. Erling Haaland confidently converted the penalty to 1: 2 (18th). Just eleven minutes later, Borussia received another penalty, this time for an infringement by Elvis Rexhbeçaj. Haaland again prevailed from the point (29th).

The hosts then pressed for the first goal, which they initially failed to reach. After the draw, the VfL can not find relief and only rarely appears in attack in the first half worthy of note.


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After the team change, BVB continued their good 30 minutes before half-time whistled. After a good quarter of an hour in the second half, Dortmund’s much more active side deservedly took the lead. Once again it is Haaland who takes the shot (62nd), this time after the preliminary work of captain Marco Reus. The Dortmunders failed to put the lid on afterwards, despite the big chances.

Bochum manager Thomas Reis made offensive changes in the final stages. This paid off when Joker Jürgen Locadia equalized with a low shot for 3: 3 (81st). Four minutes later, the third-hand penalty, this time caused by Axel Witsel, brought Bochum’s winning goal thanks to a shot in the middle from Pantović. Therefore, VfL made it clear at the start that he would stay in the league, while BVB failed to finish the day in second place.

The voices:

Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund): “It is one thing to lose the game. The other is to be booed, rightly so. This makes the evening bitter.”

Thomas Reis (coach Bochum): “It is the pinnacle of the season. We have achieved a great goal that not many thought they could do. If you make it clear that you will stay in the league by winning the BVB – it is celebrated. I feel pure pride. When I returned to Bochum, it was The club is in a situation difficult. We have found our way back together and we have shown that you have to stick together to achieve something. It will take me a few days to figure it out. I’m just proud to be able to coach this team. “

The tweet about the game:

17-year-old Dortmunder Jamie Bynoe-Gittens made his Bundesliga debut decently starting in XI. He was particularly convincing in dribbling and decision making.

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VfL Bochum only converted ten percent of their chances before the Ruhr derby. They were the weakest team in the Bundesliga, while Dortmund (24%) were the strongest in this statistic. But in this game everything was different. With three goals scored, the BVB remained well below the expected value of 4.28, the promoted team even scored four goals with an expected 1.86 goals.

The stats: 60

Haaland’s second goal was his 60th goal in the Norwegian’s 65th Bundesliga game. No one broke this sign as soon as he did. The previous record holder is Friedhelm Konietzka, who scored for the 60th time in his 76th game.

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