In the final phase of the area of Derby, was heard in the Dortmund stadium, a song that belongs in the Repertoire of the Fans of the classics: "Who is the German master? Borussia, who is the German master? Borussia BVB." Funny that the guest was giving the team back and still funny on top of that the songs were true in the North of the largest football arena in the country, where the followers of the opponent to stop. In fact, it was Schalke who gained a powerful voice and, indeed, the malice could scarcely be more violent.
The 154. Edition of the forever young classic game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 had taken an unusual course. 42 points of difference in the distance between Dortmund and Schalke before the recent forces of the two rival fairs from the Ruhr area, never previously the distance had been so exorbitant. Black-and-Yellow, and Royal blue had not just tabular, light-years from each other. And then this: 4:2 for the stark outsider from Gelsenkirchen in a crazy spectacle, the great goals, the use of the Video-the arbitration had been judge and red cards.
Many feel 2007
a reminder At the end, many observers felt at the 2007 recalls, as Schalke to the neighbor started to be German champion, and after the defeat with malice was overwhelmed. Now, twelve years later, it ran exactly the same way - only with the opposite sign: Schalke celebrated omitted, while the players of Borussia Dortmund after a defeat that will leave a deep mark, crept like beaten dogs from the lawn.
"this game can save Schalke his season - they will give everything what you have", had speculated Dortmund's defender Abdou Diallo before the kick-off. At the end of the young Frenchman wondered how correctly he has with this assessment. Wherein the Dortmunder must ask why you have not fortified on this game embedded. Passion, aggressiveness, willingness to run - what concerns the primary features of the sport of football was superior to Schalke, the rivals of Dortmund.
It was precisely these virtues that the stressed captain Benjamin Stambouli afterwards: "With passion and will you can achieve anything," said the Frenchman forcefully. So he had his sporting superiors on his side: "derbies," Schalke coach Huub Stevens, "are the games in which you can on you also grow." And further: "We needed the three points desperately. And when that happens in Dortmund, then it is even more beautiful." After the final whistle of a wild Kicks Schalke chief Clemens Tönnies rushed to the lawn to press the Trainer, and to kiss heart. It was an experience that would not have needed to Stevens: "I could not defend myself against it."
Stevens' likely to be the last Derby
the question is allowed, why the Second last year, only in such a veritable crisis maneuver had to, before he turned to his fighter's heart, by rank. "It took a few weeks, until things work again," said Stevens after the for him will probably be the last Derby match. Then with a sigh added: "I would have had it sooner."
is not Late, so the recognition after a season full of setbacks, too late. The classes hold is within reach, but it should not have been. The man who was elected on Schalke as a century, a trainer, and wants to go in a few weeks, with 65 years in well-deserved retirement, calls for his or her team is that they play in Dortmund has shown work ethic in the remainder of the obligation. Stevens ponders whether he should give his Ensemble despite the success in Dortmund a few days: "Finally, we have games, two home, where our Fans don't want to disappoint."
The battle-tested veteran on the bench know exactly how thin the ice is that Schalke 04 moved under his leadership: "This is a game that makes our season is not good," says the man they worship in Gelsenkirchen as "Gnarlid from Kerkrade": "Us Bad happened, what may not have happened."