BVB improved after the break and deservedly won (18-8 shots, 1.8-0.5 xGoals). Julian Brandt boasted the best pass completion rate (95%), while Rami Bensebaini registered the most touches of the ball (121). Felix Nmecha had four of the 18 shots. The toughest tackling player was Nico Schlotterbeck (75%).
Top-scorer: Julian Brandt assisted the goal for 1-0. With four goal involvements (one goal, three assists), he is Borussia's top-scorer this season.
Mr. 1-0: Marco Reus made it 1-0 in the Bundesliga for the 62nd time and has now moved above Jupp Heynckes into fifth place on the all-time list. He also surprised Lothar Emmerich by scoring his 116th Bundesliga goal for BVB. Only Manfred Burgsmüller and Michael Zorc have netted more often in the Bundesliga for the Black & Yellows (135 and 131 times).
Hard-running: By the time of his substitution in the 85th minute, Reus was the hardest-running Black & Yellow with 10.6 kilometres covered; by full-time (95 minutes), it was Felix Nmecha (11.8km).
Captain: Gregor Kobel was captain from the start of a Bundesliga game for the first time. Emre Can was on the bench for the first time in 2023.
Rotation: BVB made six changes compared to the 2-0 defeat in Paris – the last time a BVB coach made so many changes (both last and this time Edin Terzic) within a season was in May 2021.
Strong at home: Borussia Dortmund are unbeaten in 18 Bundesliga matches at SIGNAL IDUNA PARK (15 wins) and have scored a goal for the 54th home game in a row (club record extended).
Tough to beat: BVB have lost only one of their 24 Bundesliga matches in the 2023 calendar year (4-2 away to Bayern on 1 April).
Favourite foe: Borussia Dortmund have won 10 of their last 11 meetings with VfL Wolfsburg and have now moved above the Lower Saxony outfit in the table.