| Borussia Dortmund - Borussia Mönchengladbach 5:0 (2:0)|
|Season 2012/2013, Matchday 6, 29.09.2012 18:30|
|5-0: The Black n Yellows destroy Gladbach -|
Reus hits two against his old club
|[29.09.] Borussia Dortmund are back! In their sixth Bundesliga game of the season the Double winners defeated Borussia Mönchengladbach 5-0 (2-0). In an entertaining game goals from Subotic, Gündogan, Kuba and two from Reus saw BVB emerge from the game in third place in the Bundesliga table.|
|Your reporter is Dennis-Julian Gottschlich|
80,645 in a sold out SIGNAL IDUNA PARK were treated to a thoroughly entertaining game with plenty of attacking play during which BVB eventually took the lead through goals from Reus (35) and Subotic (40mins). The second half was something of a goal-fest with first Reus, then Gündogan and Kuba making it 5-0 at the final whistle.
Gladbach opened their campaign with a win but had since had to make do with three draws and one defeat. A win today would, however, have seen them jump above Dortmund in the table. Despite not having yet won away from home, BVB came into the game with a point more than they had at this same stage of last season.
|First time in the Starting XI: Schieber|
Jürgen Klopp made three changes to his starting line-up from the midweek draw (3-3) in Frankfurt with Götze, Gündogan and Schieber replacing Leitner, Perisic and Lewandowski. It was the first time in 60 games that the Pole was not on from the start. Lucien Favre brought in Brouwers for the suspended Stranzl and was also without new signing de Jong who was out due to a bad gash.
Borussia Mönchengladbach went up against BVBīs familiar 4-2-3-1 with a standard 4-4-2 formation using Hanke and de Camargo up front. When in possession their full-backs Daems and Jantschke got forward quickly to try to get numerical advantages in midfield. In so doing, however, they paved the way for Borussia to hit the space in behind with swift counter-attacks.
The Game and Analysis:
|Kehl, Piszczek and de Camargo in an aerial duel.|
Both Borussias started quickly. Neither side seemed happy to sit back and so it was an open game in which BVB just about had the upper hand. That meant Gladbach had to focus on counter attacks and as early as the third minute one such attack saw Hanke drive forward only to be denied by the excellent BVB īkeeper, Weidenfeller.
At the other end it was Gündogan, who first tested ter Stegen from some twenty five yards on seven minutes. Back down the other end Weidenfeller had to be quick to reach the ball ahead of Camargo to keep the scores level. It was a really good, attacking game. On twelve minutes a Subotic header thudded against the bar; then three minutes later Reus was denied by a swooping ter Stegen save. Weidenfeller was called into action again on 21 minutes when Hanke tested him with a drive from distance.
Primarily BVB attacks came down the flanks courtesy of Schmelzer and Piszczek and thrusts from a clearly fired up Reus. Just short of the half hour mark it was Reus that burst through with a fine solo run and pulled the ball back into the path of Schieber who just failed to make contact. Minutes later it was Reus again, having been found by Götze with a deft header, who tried to chip ter Stegen only to be denied by a fine save.
On 35 minutes though, the Gladbach īkeeper was helpless to stop the home side taking a deserved lead when his former team-mate Reus again broke through from the halfway line and drilled his shot beneath the īkeeperīs legs.
Götze was close to extending the lead four minutes later when he tried his luck from an acute angle only to see ter Stegen turn it aside for a corner. Gladbachīs relief was short-lived because form that ensuing corner by Kuba, Subotic soared high to make it 2-0 just before the half-time whistle was greeted with applause from the packed SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.
|Reus skips past Jantschke.|
Both teams emerged from the dressing rooms intent on attack. Gladbach pressed for a goal and on 51 minutes Weidenfeller had to be awake to save a header from de Camargo. This naturally freed up space for BVB to hit the visitors on the break. In the space of two minutes both Götze and Reus went close to increasing the lead but were too hasty when confronted by ter Stegen.
Gradually, the gameīs pace waned a little as Dortmund took command and Gladbach lost their way a little. And so it was no surprise when, on 70 minutes, Reus extended the lead with a delightful lob over ter Stegen from just inside the box. A dream goal!
Jürgen Kloppīs thoughts now turned to keeping things tidy bringing on Großkreutz for Götze (71) and Bender for the outstanding Reus eight minutes later. Gladbach were also forced into a change when ter Stegen signalled that his back would not allow him to continue and his place between the sticks was taken by Heimeroth. It didnīt start well for the lad because the first time he touched the ball was to pick it out of the back of the net as Gündogan calmly slotted home a cross by Kuba to make it 4-0 after 79 minutes. Six minutes later it was Kuba himself who rounded off the scoring as, unmarked, he made it 5-0.
Teams & Goals
Bundesliga, Matchday 6
BORUSSIA DORTMUND - BOR. MÖNCHENGLADBACH 5-0 (2-0)
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Gündogan, Kehl - Blaszczykowski, Götze, Reus - Schieber
Bor. Mīgladbach: ter Stegen - Jantschke, Brouwers, Alvaro Dominguez, Daems - Nordtveit, Xhaka - Herrmann, Arango - Hanke, De Camargo
Substitutions: 71. Großkreutz for Götze, 76. Bender for Reus, 83. Santana for Kehl - 62. Hrgota for Hanke, 75. Ring for Herrmann, 77. Heimeroth for ter Stegen
Goals: 1:0 Reus (35.), 2:0 Subotic (40., Blaszczykowski), 3:0 Reus (70., Götze), 4:0 Gündogan (79., Blaszczykowski), 5:0 Blaszczykowski (85., Gündogan)
Corners: 10-5 (HT 6-1), Chances: 9-3 (5-1)
Referee: Stark (Ergolding), Yellow Cards: - Nordtveit
Attendance: 80.645 (sold out), Weather: cloudy, 15 degrees
Borussia face two away games this coming week. First, on Wednesday they travel to take on Manchester City (kick off 2045CET) before on Sunday facing Hannover 96 in the AWD Arena (kick off 1730CET)