| Borussia Dortmund - SC Freiburg 4:0 (4:0)|
|Season 2011/2012, Matchday 34, 05.05.2012 15:30|
|Borussia make history - Lewandowski and Kuba both score twice in 4-0 win over Freiburg|
|[5.05.] Borussia Dortmund capped a fantastic season by beating SC Freiburg 4-0 (4-0) in the final game of the 2011-2012 campaign. With this win, the German champions took their points tally to a record breaking 81, more than any other team in the history of the Bundesliga!|
|Johannes Vorspohl reporting|
The German champions once again delighted their fans with a fantastic attacking display. Spurred on by a sell-out crowd of 80.720 packed into the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, BVB were already 4-0 up at half-time through two goals each by Kuba (4´/39´) and Lewandowski (20´/27´), and also continued to dominate proceedings in a goalless second half in which Lewandowski was twice denied by the woodwork.
Freiburg came into this match on a club record 10-game unbeaten streak and with a chance to cap their great run in the second half of the season with a top half finish. Borussia Dortmund had been determined to pick up a win in the final game of the campaign and give the term "record champions" a whole new meaning by finishing the season on 81 points, a record points total in the Bundesliga.
|Back in goal for BVB: Roman Weidenfeller.|
Jürgen Klopp had to do without the injured Owomoyela and Koch as well as Bender who was rested with a rib complaint. The BVB coach made seven changes to the team that beat Kaiserslautern 5-2. The visitors from southwestern Germany were without Schuster.
Borussia played their usual, championship-winning 4-2-3-1 system, with Lewandowski as the lone striker again. When Götze came on for Piszczek (54´), Grosskreutz was moved to right full back. Freis occupied the lone striker role for Freiburg who began the match with a defensive 4-4-1-1 formation.
The Game and Analysis:
|There were plenty of occasions to celebrate for the Black ‘n’ Yellows against Freiburg.|
The German champions went without any pressure into the final Bundesliga game of the season and began in a confident mood. And it only took them four minutes to go in front. Gündogon got hold of the ball in midfield to set up Kuba with a brilliant defence-splitting pass and the midfielder coolly slid the ball through the legs of Freiburg´s keeper Batz to put BVB 1-0 up.
The game was one-way traffic, and BVB continued to create chances. Kehl saw his shot blocked by a Freiburg defender (14 mins.), and Lewandowski saw his header go just over the bar from the resulting corner (15´) while Kuba went close after good work from Grosskreutz in the 18th minute . Two minutes later, Lewandowski took control of a Subotic pass with his chest before dribbling past Mujdza and the Freiburg keeper to slot home Borussia´s second of the afternoon.
And the Black´n´Yellow party continued. In the 27th minute, Piszczek had a shot saved by Batz, but Lewandowski was on hand to lap up the rebound to make it 3-0 for his 22nd goal of the season! Freiburg were simply unable to compete with the German champions who added a fourth in the 39th minute when Kuba, wonderfully set up by Kagawa, grabbed his second with a lob from the edge of the penalty area!
BVB continued to control the game after the interval, albeit at a slightly slower pace. It took the hosts until the 58th minute to create their first chance of the second half when Schmelzer was picked up by Gündogan but took too long with his shot. A few moments later, Lewandandowski hit the post with a header.
|Kuba bagged a brace against Freiburg. [pictures: firo]|
The BVB striker was again denied by the woodwork in the 66th minute when he clipped the crossbar with a fine lob. The fans, who enthusiastically cheered their black and yellow heroes on, had to wait until the 74th minute to see Freiburg create their first chance of note, with Freis placing a header just wide. The Freiburg striker collided in the air with Subotic, which left both players needing treatment for several minutes. While the Dortmund defender was able to continue, Freis had to be stretchered off.
Barrios came on for Kuba to make his final appearance for Borussia who saw out the final 10 minutes without further alarm to cap a fantastic season and write their place in the history books, finishing the season with a record 81 points!
Teams & Goals
Bundesliga, Matchday 34
BORUSSIA DORTMUND - SC FREIBURG 4-0 (4-0)
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Subotic, Hummels, Schmelzer - Gündogan, Kehl - Kuba, Kagawa, Großkreutz - Lewandowski
SC Freiburg: Batz - Mujdza, Ginter, Höhn, Sorg - Schmid, Guédé, Makiadi, Caligiuri - Rosenthal - Freis
Substitutions: 54. Götze for Piszczek, 65. Perisic for Kagawa, 81. Barrios for Kuba - 31. Flum for Rosenthal, 77. Putsila for Freis, 82. Hinkel for Mujdza
Goals: 1-0 Kuba (5., Gündogan), 2-0 Lewandowski (21., Subotic), 3-0 Lewandowski (27., Piszczek), 4-0 Kuba (39., Kagawa)
Corners: 3-1 (HT 2-0), Chances: 10-1 (7-0)
Referee: Sippel (Munich), Yellow cards: Makiadi
Attendance: 80.720 (sold-out). Weather: rainy, 9 degrees
Next Saturday (12 May, kick-off: 2000 CET), Borussia Dortmund travel to Berlin to face Bayern Munich in the German (DFB) Cup Final in an attempt to win the league and cup double for the first time in club history.