"It was a good afternoon," said Marco Rose in summary of the 3-1 win in Wolfsburg. "We won an important Bundesliga match."

Any remaining doubts the victory would come were cast aside when substitute Erling Haaland scored BVB's third goal with 20 minutes left. "Erling has made a good impression this week," said Rose, adding: "Erling gives us a lot of energy when he's on the field. He's a difference-maker that you cannot replace in the long run."

Football fans across Germany are already looking ahead to the top-of-the-table clash with FC Bayern Munich next Saturday. "Everyone's looking forward to the Klassiker," said Rose. "Overall, we know that there are still things we want and need to keep working on. We need to get better if we actually want to be able to pose a real threat to Bayern. When they come to our stadium next week, then we obviously want to take the chance and be present." (tl)