Hard-fought victory for BVB with 10 shots to FCI's 14
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the first goal of the game for the sixth time this season – and for the fourth time in the opening quarter of an hour. It was to be his only shot of the game. Here are the facts on the match with Ingolstadt.
Balance of play: Borussia Dortmund had 54 percent possession and a 57 percent tackle win rate, but were lacking dynamism in many passages of play.
Home run: BVB are now unbeaten in 33 home games in the Bundesliga. Historically, there have been only four longer such runs.
Friday feeling: The Black and Yellows have now avoided defeat in their last 24 Friday evening matches (17 wins, seven draws). The last home loss on a Friday evening came in January 2004, when BVB missed two penalties in a defeat to Schalke.
Clean sheets: BVB have kept more clean sheets in the eight games since the winter break (four) than they did in the entire first half of the season (three).
Hot streak: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored nine goals in his last five competitive matches for BVB!
Dictating the play: Gonzalo Castro had more touches of the ball (70) than any other Dortmund player and boasted a strong tackle win rate of 67 percent.
Courageous: Ingolstadt delivered a courageous display and had nine shots in the first 45 minutes. No other Bundesliga team has had as many shots in one half as the Schanzer did at Signal Iduna Park in this one. After the break, they added another five to that tally.
Aggressive approach: FCI opted for a rather robust approach, fouling almost twice as much (23 times, more than any games this season) as Dortmund (12 times).