The change to the right side a short time before had paid off. So the path to the bench was longer. A few seconds brought the. Raphaël Guerreiro shuffled from the place of his team-mates blew up a bit for the extra time that you saved, then the narrow lead.

The 2:1 against Werder Bremen was the sixth victory of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga in a row, five of them with a goal head start. The 2:0 against SC Freiburg, the second hit was only in injury time.

Is the BVB always just a bit better than the competition, as the recent results suggest? Or he is far ahead, as it suggest the nine-point lead in the table? These questions were also asked Lucien Favre, and the coach was, as expected, little to the clarification. “It is tight. This is so,” said the Coach. The BVB is already on 15. Round early autumn champion.

Favre complained after the game, errors in the defensive behavior. Bremen have had too often the Ball had come “to light” in front of the gate of Dortmund. He promised: “We will correct that quickly.” The managers, players and Fans of the BVB will believe him, the on the word.


For almost half a year, Favre is now in Dortmund. They trust him much more than tactical adjustments, which determines the championship, some might even stop climate change. The South stand waived to celebrate the coach, personally, is likely to be due to the fact that the Fans know that it would be Favre, even embarrassing.

Lucien Favre has brought in the wind on many of the items on newly appointed team to the top of the League. He brought down Mario Götze in a physically good shape, and goalkeeper Roman Bürki plays nearly flawlessly, Marco Reus is out for months at the highest level, Jadon Sancho at the age of 18 attraction of the League. There were a few other are still on the “Who-everything-under-Favre-better”list, meanwhile, is also the Name of Raphaël Guerreiro. The 25-year-old Portuguese was considered as a sale candidate during the project break, which has been drawn in the summer.

Guerreiro was often injured, was a listless, off-the-record was told about a poor diet and lack of diligence in Training.

He remained, however, rose after the world Cup, too late to Training, got injured again. In the meantime, he is another one who revived the game of table’s on the left side of the midfield.

Favre (right) with Guerreiro after the Monaco game.

His pace, dribbling the Ball very close to the left foot, free rooms, because the opponent needs more players to want to stop him. The victory in the Derby, Guerreiro gave the presentation to the winning goal, against Bremen, he put Paco Alcácer the head to the ball for 1:0 with a sniper shot from a free-kick. In between, he scored both goals for the 2:0 victory in the Champions League at AS Monaco.

“Rapha is outstanding when he is in the mood.” This set is from Jan Siewert, the coach of the Regionalliga team of the BVB. In the case of Favre the sounds according to Favre, when he talks about the good development of the champion of Europe of 2016: “He came back late from the world Cup and had muscular problems.” To bring players in a physical condition that allows for 90 minutes of football in a high Tempo, belongs to the still a bit underrated skills of Lucien Favre.

Two days before the end of the first half of the season is allowed to call themselves the BVB autumn champion. In the 2017/2018 season, he had 15. Round also the SV Werder. The Bremen won 2:1, Dortmund was Eighth, 13 points behind the top. The next day, Peter Stöger was presented as the successor of Peter Bosz.

Borussia Dortmund – Werder Bremen 2:1 (2:1)
1:0 Alcácer (19.)
2:0 Reus (27.)
2:1 Kruse (35.)
Borussia Dortmund Bürki – Piszczek, Akanji, Diallo, Hakimi – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho (90. Philipp), Reus, Guerreiro (89. Pulisic) – Alcácer (81. Götze)
Werder Bremen: Pavlenka – Gebres Selassie, Langkamp, Moisander, Augustinsson – Eggestein (83. Sargent), Sahin, Klaassen (18. Möhwald) – Kruse – Harnik, Rashica (73. Osako)
Yellow cards: Delaney / Langkamp, Harnik, Möhwald, Sargent
referee: wink
audience: 81.365

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