1. Timo Werner is (still) not a striker of international Format

RB Leipzig’s coach Ralf Rangnick had concocted before the 0:1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund is a special Plan. Timo Werner came about in the storm center, but positioned himself on the left wing. With his pace he should get behind the Dortmund defence, as soon as their backs were indented.

In theory, this was a good Plan. In practice, he failed. It showed in this match, the weaknesses of Werner: the first touch of the ball is often unclean, his high In to utilize. Its effect was out of the race on the left. Also when he showed up in the second pass, more and more frequently in the centre, he remained unlucky. For the eighth Time in his career, Werner met at the BVB, for the eighth Time, he remained without scoring. Against Bayern Munich, he remained in six out of eight games scoreless. Against top teams he doesn’t hit.

Currently, Werner in Leipzig bargain for a new contract. Some whisper that he is toying with a move to a top club. For a club with international ambitions, Werner needs to improve, however. His decision making and his technique in tight situations is not on the level of the request, Liverpool, Bayern, or Dortmund.

2. The Dortmund Defensive wins championship

The Defensive Championships – a cliché, using it to throw at the TV-Stammtisch “double-pass” five euros into the phrase pig wins. However, the statistics is relentless: In the 54 seasons in the Bundesliga with 34 won-times that Team in the championship, conceded the least goals. The Team that scored the most goals, won only 27 seasons in the Champions trophy.

All the flocks of Dortmund’s Offensive. However, the defensive Pope Lucien Favre has also developed the Defensive of Dortmund. His team defended tightly, moves compact, the opponents hardly any space. Axel Witsel and Thomas Delaney dominate the centre. Also, the outer striker to work conscientiously to the rear, self-dribbling artist Jadon Sancho conquered against Leipzig six balls.

However, the BVB was on Saturday night, an unusually high number of scoring chances. However, players were mainly errors in the game design to blame – error, which avoids Dortmund, if the opponent makes less pressure than the pressing-strong Leipzig. Out of the game, the BVB opened only rarely.

After eighteen days of play, BVB conceded eighteen goals. The results, together with Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach, the best Defense in the League and is a strong indicator that Dortmund can actually win the championship. As a 34 defensive strong Teams in front of them.

3. Roman Bürki is the guarantor for Dortmund’s strong Defensive

Last season, Borussia Dortmund’s Matthias small driver to the goalkeeper coach of the first team promoted. A year later, the club Marwin Hitz bought as a second Keeper, the master Keeper Roman Bürki pressure.

In the closed world of professional football, it is hardly possible to evaluate seriously, how these two events with the increase in performance of BVB goalkeeper Roman Bürki. Too little is known of the everyday training of the Bundesliga. Those who ask around in Dortmund, but often the same answers: small driver one of the most advanced goalkeeper coach in the League. Hitz was a training fanatic who plays rarely, but ensures that Bürki has to give in each training session, everything in order not to fall off.

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is Indisputable: Bürki experienced the best season of his career. If the stable Defensive wobbles Dortmund, shines Bürki. The SPIX’s statistics for him this season, sixteen parades of the most serious category, and 22 parades, the second-highest category. For every clean sheet he keeps an average of 2.4 heavy shots. Only Gladbach’s Yann Sommer (3.1) and Peter Gulacsi (2,5) in the League better values.

Against Leipzig, the Swiss saved three Topparaden his Team the victory once again. If the Defensive wins Championships, Bürki Dortmund’s most important player this season.

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