After only two shots before half-time, the Yellow and Blacks had ten shots after the break, earning the victory against Bremen. The home side flagged in the second half, winning only 40% of duels and had just 35% possession, meaning that attacks to give the back line a breather were less frequent than before the break. Here are the match facts for the game in the Weserstadion.
A good return: Borussia Dortmund celebrated their fifth victory in six games since the winter break, also gaining revenge for the cup defeat 18 days ago in Bremen.
A perfect week: BVB won their third match in a row.
Super striker: Erling Haaland is the first player to score nine goals in his first six Bundesliga games. In all competitions, it was his twelfth goal in eight games for BVB.
Assist king: Jadon Sancho laid on his 15th assist in the Bundesliga this season and now stands alone with the most assists in the league. In the last twelve Bundesliga matches, he has been involved in 19 goals (ten goals, nine assists).
Assist prince: In this Bundesliga season, Achraf Hakimi has also already amassed 10 assists, making him Dortmund's second-best provider.
Ninth clean sheet: Having always scored at least three goals in the first five games since the winter break, today it was "only" two for BVB. In return, it was the first time in 2020 that Dortmund have kept a clean sheet away from home – but it was the ninth time this season in total.
A strong phase: For the 16th time this Bundesliga season, BVB struck in the first 15 minutes after the break; for Werder, it was 11th goal they have conceded in this period – both are league highs.
Powerful performance: Emre Can contested the most duels of all Dortmund players (28), winning an impressive 68 percent of them, and only misplaced one pass.
Too many to count?: Dan-Axl Zagadou scored his first goal of the season, making him the 16th Dortmund player to score in the Bundesliga this season – more than any other team in the league.
Consistency: For the first time under Lucien Favre, BVB have named the same starting eleven three games in a row.