Borussia Dortmund waited for the international break to end in order to resume winning. On this Matchday, Borussia Dortmund are travelling to Mainz for some Bundesliga action. Although the local team were very dangerous, Marco Reus and co managed to make Borussia Dortmund win in Mainz.
Goalkeeper Roman Burki is Back!
Borussia Dortmund seemed confident before Match-day 12. With most players coming back from the international break, the German giants recovered most of their injured players. As Roman Burki comes back from injury, the Borussia Dortmund defense enjoyed a boosted in their confidence. Lucien Favre started with the following line up:
Borussia Dortmund: Bürki – Piszczek, Akanji, Zagadou, Hakimi – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho, Reus (c), Bruun Larsen – Götze.
Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz: A real Thriller!
Both teams didn’t wait to start a real battle on the pitch. The fans enjoyed the usual end to end football that the Bundesliga offers. However, Borussia Dortmund players seemed more dangerous on the attack. In fact, Sancho, Reus and Larsen were able to move the ball forward in between lines very quickly. Therefore, counters seemed very promising but well defended by Mainz.
Lucien Favre’s Coaching Shines Again!
Borussia Dortmund couldn’t score against Mainz until Paco Alcacer’s introduction in the 66th minute. Moreover, the Spaniard needed only 2 minutes of game to convert an assist from Marco Reus into Borussia Dortmund’s First goal. Soon after, Mainz managed to score the equalizer after a stray ball found itself on Quaison’s right foot, making it 1-1.
Lukasz Piszczek Secures Borussia Dortmund Win in Mainz
Pushing forward, Borussia Dortmund showed a wise attitude toward the game. In fact, the German giants kept the defense tight to avoid any last minute surprises. This didn’t prevent Lukasz Piszczek from scoring a screamer in the 76th minute. Making Borussia Dortmund win in Mainz and secure a 7 points difference in top of the Bundesliga is a done deal.