With both Julian Brandt and Marco Reus out for the all-so-crucial Revierderby against FC Schalke, many Dortmund fans wondered what Edin Terzic would concoct. The logical solution would have been to play Jude Bellingham further forward in that '10' slot, utilizing his powerful dribbling further forward. But Terzic opted for a more natural 'creative' outlet, shifting Raphaël Guerreiro into the '10' slot. The move worked like a stroke of genius, with the Portuguese full-back scoring a beautiful goal and assisting the other, against Dortmund's bitter rivals. He was far and away the best player on the pitch, and did all he could to help his team achieve victory, despite BVB ultimately falling short come the final whistle.
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Why German teams struggle to dominate in Europe
The German Bundesliga, one of Europe’s big 3 professional football leagues, has been anything but collectively dominant in European competitions over the past decade. Although Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League in 2019-20, the days of Bayern and Dortmund squaring up in a European final as they did in 2013 appear to be over. This past year Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were both knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals, with Leipzig failing to make it past the Round of 16. So if Germany wants to get themselves onto the level of England and Spain, what needs to change?
Bundesliga Weekly – Bayern crowned champions, Schalke’s defensive woes, and Wijnaldum on the move
Brandon and Dan take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week's episode includes a discussion about Bayern Munich's latest title win, Peter Gulacsi's new contract, and Javi Martinez's departure from Bayern. The panel then head off into the rumour mills to discuss the likelihood of Georginio Wijnaldum moving to Nagelsmann's team, Jose Mourinho's interest in Marcel Sabitzer, and Raul's possible Frankfurt takeover. Follow the show via the links below!
Schalke’s Devastating Fall From Grace – Tactical Analysis
Once one of the Bundesliga's supreme outfits, Schalke 04 have had a devastating season in 2020-21, one of the worst performances of a team in the league's history. With four games still to play, The Royal Blues have already been relegated from the league, with just 2 wins and 13 points from their 30 matches. … Continue reading Schalke’s Devastating Fall From Grace – Tactical Analysis
Schalke 04 1-2 Borussia Dortmund: Sancho and Reus Dominate the Derby
After the worst Video Assistant Referee decision in the history of football, Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus came to life to inspire Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 victory in the Riverderby. It was a quick start for Borussia Dortmund, an early foul on Achraf Hakimi was turned into a brilliant set-piece by Marco Reus. Reus … Continue reading Schalke 04 1-2 Borussia Dortmund: Sancho and Reus Dominate the Derby