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Borussia Dortmund under pressure : collapse in the second half

In the Hotel you have sung it later. Not particularly loud and cheerful, the the occasion was, but somehow had to be also appreciated Sebastian Kehl birthday. 39 candles flickered tired on the cake of the team Manager of Borussia Dortmund. He has certainly been celebrating a nicer fixed than that in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in the shadow of London's Wembley stadium, where his team made the most painful experience of a been beautifully successful season.

The 0:3 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of the Champions League eighth finals of the advance was perceived as a farewell to the European stage. Thus, the BVB can live with that, even with the unspoken allegation that the entire League look bad, if their leader is from the table to third in the Premier League show. It is much harder to Dortmund to hit the psychological Moment. The premonition, that something could be on the Brink. The weeks and months of light-heartedness and ease are a thing of the past, and it is not so easy it should be to bring things back on track. Champions League was yesterday, and tomorrow Bundesliga is, strictly speaking, on Monday, where the BVB in the relegation candidates Nuremberg has to show how much team is a potential still in him. Five points ahead of FC Bayern are quick and playful.

unlike a week ago in the Cup against Werder Bremen don't have to bend Borussia Dortmund in London at the limits of their capabilities, the team, it was no bad luck in the game and no shortage of luck. "Tottenham is not a Übermannschaft", was Sebastian Kehl. Only Borussia Dortmund was on Wednesday just good enough to pass 90 minutes on a high European level.
Lucien Favre hinted on the night of Wembley with uncharacteristic Composure, he was not so surprised by the performance of delle. "This is something that is part of football," said Dortmund Swiss trainers, and it would now be on how his team deal with it. Whether and how much she was capable of learning, because it wasn't all bad. "In the first half we played very well," said Favre. Also, Tottenham's South Korean striker Heung-Min Son, who had to preferably already made his Bundesliga against BVB, spoke in his retrospective, "the fact that Dortmund was in the first half, a bit better". What makes the subsequent collapse seem all the more incomprehensible.

BVB-fright has struck again. Heung-Min Son (center) scored the 1:0 for Tottenham.Photo: dpa

symbolic of the possibilities, but also the current state of this team, the idea of Jadon Sancho. The 18-year-old Englishman has experienced this season as a succession of Successes and compliments. Be exciting, quick and imaginative game coined a half-series, the new Dortmund-style. Sancho grew up in the vicinity of Wembley. The game with the Spurs was the first with the BVB in the old country, but only in the first half was when a couple of dribbles and Sprints to why the Bundesliga is so hard in him has fallen in love with. Later, Sancho ran over to her just yet, and won with barely a fight, and bore his share in a frighteningly weak Dortmund's defensive performance.

"Poch gives Sancho an english lesson", was the headline of the tabloid "The Sun" on Wednesday. "Poch" is the nickname of Tottenham's coach Mauricio Pochettino, and for the Sancho granting of a lesson he had chosen Jan Vertonghen. Again and again, the Belgians showed on the left wing, which had hoped for the BVB of his young Englishman. Rapid and successful advances, two of which led to the first two goals. "For the second half I have no words," said Sancho later.

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The defensive Equivalent of the striker Jadon Sancho Achraf was Hakimi. It defender, Heung-Min Son was a dramatic error of the Moroccan Foreign to enabled right at the beginning of the opening goal and the game in a different direction. Hakimi is a year older than Sancho, he was also with his Speed and Offensive drive so far to the great discoveries of this season. Last fall, the heady 4:0 Atlético Madrid, he was involved in all of Dortmund's goals. But the line between imagination and recklessness is narrow. "That Hakimi was not involved in the first two goals, everyone has seen," said team Manager Kehl. "He has to learn from it. He is still very young and has his Strengths in the Offensive. We still need to work with him on the defensive qualities“.
The Dortmunder wouldn't be well advised to dedicate to this project alone, Achraf Hakimi.

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