The BVB victory was ultimately a fair result despite the initial difficulties. The Black & Yellows had the upper hand in terms of xG (1.8-1.3) and had much more possession (59%). Union did register one shot more (13-12) but repeatedly failed to get the better of BVB's strong goalkeeper Alexander Meyer (five saves).

Trend: BVB have won six of their last seven clashes with Union. The only exception in this timeframe was the 2-0 away defeat last season. The "Iron Ones" have not suffered so many defeats against any other team in the Bundesliga (seven).

Strong on the road: Borussia Dortmund are now unbeaten in seven Bundesliga away games (three wins, four draws).

Attacking defenders: Borussia Dortmund have now scored 09 goals through defenders this season; that's the outright most in the league! Ian Maatsen scored his first Bundesliga goal on his eighth appearance.

Tough tackler: Nico Schlotterbeck was the toughest-tackling player on the pitch, winning 84% of his challenges.

Away clean sheet: This was already BVB's fourth clean sheet in five Bundesliga away games in the 2024 calendar year. The only goal conceded on the road was in the 1-1 draw in Wolfsburg on Matchday 22.

Passing quality: BVB delivered a good 86% of all their passes to a team-mate, while Union only managed 77%.

Provider: Niclas Füllkrug notched an assist for the eighth time this Bundesliga season (the fourth-most in the division).

Finisher: Karim Adeyemi scored his seventh Bundesliga goal overall; he has scored three with his left foot (including today in Berlin), three with his right foot and once with his head. His most recent goal had come in the 6-0 home win against VfL Wolfsburg on 7 May 2023 (he even bagged a brace back then).

Milestone: Julian Brandt was making his 200th competitive appearance for Borussia Dortmund.