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The BVB has a leadership problem

Borussia Dortmund awards a 3:0 lead against Hoffenheim - the game ends 3:3. In the two previous games, the Dortmund playful leadership. Click here for the table

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The BVB has a leadership problem
Borussia Dortmund awards a 3:0 lead against Hoffenheim - the game ends 3:3. In the two previous games, the Dortmund playful leadership. Click here for the table of the Bundesliga. the By Ulrich Hartmann, Dortmund

Lucien Favre is likely to have excited. For his recovery, the incident was not an advantage, had no therapeutic effect. The flu-ill Trainer, the 3:3 (2:0)-draw with Borussia Dortmund against TSG Hoffenheim in the watch TV, and telephone contact with his coach and Team of analysts. The team talk before the game in the Hotel had kept Favre.

And first of all ran everything perfectly. Up to the 67. A Minute after Dortmund scored a 3:0 lead and looked up to the 75. Minute as the winner. But Hoffenheim came back. Ishak Belfodil (75.), Pavel Kaderábek (83.) and once again, Belfodil (87.) adapted to the residue for tirelessly fighting Heimer hope within 13 minutes.

With Favre and the due to muscular problems suspensory captain and playmaker Marco Reus missed Dortmund two of the most important leaders, and perhaps, therefore, they could not stop the hope Heimer catching up. For the third Time within a week the Dortmunder gave forth a guide.

Hoffenheim shows in Dortmund, enormous mental strength

Favre's representatives on the bench his assistant Manfred Stefes and Edin Terzic. The 36-year-old Terzic, in the Sauerland natural-born Croat, was in the BVB youth sector, once the Co-coach Hannes Wolf, and then Co-coach of Slaven Bilic at Besiktas Istanbul and then at West Ham United. The 51-year-old Rhinelander Stefes until 2017, a total of twelve years as an assistant of Trainer at Borussia Mönchengladbach - from 2011 to 2015 is also under Favre. "Lucien Favre is just as disappointed as we all are," said Stefes then from the phone conversation with Favre. "We played 75 minutes and then at the end of naive defending - it's extremely bitter."

When BVB was a lot of movement in the squad: Roman Bürki was back in goal, Lukasz Piszczek back in the defense, Jadon Sancho back in the attack, Mahmoud Dahoud in for the suspended Thomas Delaney in midfield and Maximilian Philipp for the injured Reus in the Central Offensive. At first, Dortmund were still a bit hard against aggressive and tight in the 5-3-2 defending Heimer hope, but after Sancho (32.) and Mario Götze (43.) the 2:0-pause guide had shot, everything seemed to be a victory run.

But the projection was wrong. Four days earlier in the DFB Cup first knockout round against Werder Bremen, Dortmund had gambled in the extension two Times a lead and lost on penalties. And in the previous League game they had given away during the 1:1 in Frankfurt.

nail man says: "We had chances for six or seven gates"

But the 3:0 lead, this time they would never squander. In the 67. Minute Raphael Guerreiro 3:0 scored. BVB looked like the secure winner, but Hoffenheim showed tremendous mental strength. In the 75. Minute Sancho met with a counter-post. It would have been 4:0, and probably also the victory. But then the game slipped from the BVB. "We have felt that something is possible," said home Florian Grillitsch hope. "That speaks for our morale," added Ermin Bicakcic. The coach Julian nail man was important to emphasize that the draw was deserved: "We had chances for six or seven goals."

Dortmunder pre after all, the adjective "bitter". Also Terzic. "The first half of the race as we had imagined - the second is not more." To lose In three Games within a week of tours, and from any of these games to emerge victorious, was "angry" - "but we are still at square one". You'll have this Problem. Terzic hopes that this weakness affects the Champions League eighth-final first leg on Wednesday at Tottenham Hotspur in London. However, Dortmund would be there with a draw is certainly satisfied.

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