Borussia Dortmund claws second place: 3: 1 in Fürth

JJulian Brandt has Borussia Dortmund secured second place in the 2021/2022 Bundesliga season. With a brace against relegated Spielvereinigung Greuther Fürth, the national player eliminated the last theoretical doubts about second place behind permanent champion FC Bayern Munich.

For Dortmund, the home farewell to Fürth coach Stefan Leitl was like a summer kick without the necessary sharpness and speed, but in the final phase of the 3-1 (1-0) they turned up the heat on Saturday. Brandt converted BVB’s first chance in the 26th minute and took the lead again after the break (72nd minute). With his first Bundesliga goal, Jessic Ngankam (70th) made the Fürth supporters cheer in the meantime. Felix Passlack (77th) increased with a deflected shot in the stadium, which was sold out with 16,626 fans.

The Borussia this time goalless Erling Haaland showed only a tiny reaction after the indisputable 3:4 against VfL Bochum and won through her higher individual class. In their last home game, the Fürthers were equal opponents for a long time.

Haaland has had difficult days. His advisor Mino Raiola died last Saturday and was buried in Monaco on Thursday. “You could tell that it weighed on him too, that he had a very close bond with Raiola – just like Malen. That’s why there was no question for us to sack him on Thursday and he’ll still give it a go today,” said Dortmund’s license player manager Sebastian Kehl said before the game. Haaland, like teammate Donyell Malen, traveled to the funeral service.

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