In the afternoon, Bayern handed BVB the next ball in the German championship race.
And the BVB? He seems to want to use it this time. First of all, Jude Bellingham. The youngster has taken the lead which is well worth seeing and other than that he’s the leader you want to see at Dortmund. The acceptance of the ball before the goal alone was worth the entry fee.
But then it wasn’t over. Dortmund’s second attempt, by the way, slipped straight into the net. Malen completed a header stint after a long shot from Gregor Kobel. Before half-time, Mats Hummels returned. It was Dortmund’s fourth attempt to defeat Kevin Trapp. Unlike last week’s last-minute draw against VfB Stuttgart, BVB used their scoring chances brutally and effectively this time around.
With this, Edin Terzić’s team responded to a provocation by Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder, who trumpeted in the ‘Bild’ after the events in Stuttgart: « Dortmund is too stupid to become German champions ». A week later, BVB are the new table leaders and have everything in their hands.