Who is the German master? Gets the Bundesliga after six years, for the first time, a different master than FC Bayern? Seemed so far way. Then the people of Munich found out of its crisis, and, at the latest, after the strong performance in Hoffenheim on Friday, some probably thought: come. Since table leaders Dortmund in Leipzig had a serious chunk of. In the short term, Superstar Marco Reus was then.

result: Who is the master, we do not yet know. This Dortmund team breaks completely, nothing points to this. BVB won at RB Leipzig 1:0 (1:0). Goal Axel Witsel (19 scored. Minute).

first half: Had two halves. The first is dominated by the BVB; the seemed like an announcement at Leipzig, Oh what, to Bavaria: We continue as in the first half of the season. Witsels statements was harmless (7.), Maximilian Philipp missed already scarce, the 1:0 (13.), then Witsel met. In these 19 minutes Dortmund made four of his five shots in the first half. Then, of Leipzig, was more and urged the guests to be in the penalty area. Clear chances remained rare, the best, Konrad Laimer, whose shot was blocked (34.).

Marco Reus

Reus out: With 18 Torbeteiligungen was Reus of the most effective players in the first half of the season, in a “Kicker”-survey colleagues voted him the best Bundesliga professional. Goals and Assists are one thing. Reus is also the key player for the Dortmund Offensive: passes in the depth of land usually with him, so that he directs you, often with a ingenious contact.

lucky of the game: Witsel was in the summer, Dortmund’s king transfer, the Belgians distributed balls in the midfield and protects attacks. What he does is rare: score goals. With the exception of games against Leipzig. In the first half of the season he had hit at the 4:1 victory of the BVB, this time, the only goal he succeeded in, and that was wonderful to look at. After a corner Lukasz Piszczek extended the Ball in front of Witsels feet. Got out, met the Ball perfectly with the full-spun and heaved it to the underside of the crossbar, from where he jumped into the goal. Congratulations to we want to not only Witsel, but also teammate Philipp, who could pull the skull out of the path.

Yussuf Poulsen (l.), Roman Bürki

second half: w ogte. Dortmund tried RB auszukontern, which was in Reus’ absence, but only a few times. Jadon Sancho missed free-standing the Moment to the financial statements (52.), shortly thereafter, one of Leipzig’s goalkeeper Peter Gulácsi from drew a Philipp-shot so (53.), and in the 90. Minute, failed the – of course – Paco Alcácer moved to the bar. Dangerous, but it was a total of RB. Only it had to do in Leipzig striker with a to that seemed insurmountable.

Swiss Bank not too long Ago, Roman Bürki was regarded as a weak point in the Dortmund team. Today, an absurd notion. Five times the Swiss in Leipzig, accounts, highlight: saved the defense against the free-standing Marcel Sabitzer (74.). With an average Bundesliga goalkeeper’s BVB this game would not have won.

And now? Bayern are likely to have a much better return than the first half of the season play, you have indicated in Hoffenheim. If Dortmund are able to keep in there? At least BVB has taken one of the more severe hurdles on the way to the title.

RB Leipzig – Borussia Dortmund 0:1 (0:1)
0:1 Witsel (19.)
Leipzig : Gulacsi – Klostermann, Konaté, Upamecano, neck tenberg – Demme (82. Cunha), Kampl – Sabitzer, Laimer (88. Augustin) – Poulsen, Werner
Dortmund : Bürki – Piszczek, Weigl, Diallo, Hakimi – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho (88. Wolf), Philipp, Guerreiro (76. Pulisic) – Götze (79. Paco Alcácer)
referee : Aytekin
Yellow cards : Konaté, Upamecano, Poulsen / Sancho, Bürki
audience : 42.000

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