Borussia Dortmund just squeezed into the next round of the Europa League against Atalanta but had the Monday blues in a 1-1 draw against Augsburg. And Leipzig are next.
Borussia Dortmund enter the international break top of the Bundesliga after a hard-fought win over Augsburg.
Marc Bartra is set to return to the squad for Borussia Dortmund’s more-difficult-than-you-might-think away match at Augsburg on Bundesliga Matchday 33.
Borussia Dortmund moved to third after beating Hoffenheim, but not all is well at the club with dissent between Watzke and Tuchel.
In this week’s Episode, the Yellowwallpod reviews Borussia Dortmund’s 1-1 draw against Cologne and looks ahead to the last two games of 2016 versus Hoffenheim and Augsburg.
The Yellowwallpod panel reacts to Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League draw against Liverpool FC, discusses whether there is anything to take away from the games against surrendering Tottenham, and debates if the current football is the best ever in the history of BVB in the Bundesliga segment. Furthermore Hugo Sundman from Sweden joins in the ‘BVB Fans from around the world’ segment, and the winner of the Thomas Tuchel collector’s cup is determined in somewhat questionable methods.
Borussia Dortmund advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2015/16 DFB-Pokal thanks to a convincing 2-0 victory over FC Augsburg on Wednesday evening.
Here’s what the head coach, sporting director and players had to say after the game.
Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel discussed the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Full time – Players lie flat on the ground, while the Westfalenstadion making air of its discontent. Whistles. In Dortmund? Against the own team? Yes, and it has been a miracle that it took so long for the fans to finally lose their patience.
Despair is all around after the 1-0 loss to Augsburg. This was not supposed to happen, things were supposed to be improved, but it’s the same old song and dance all over again. This time there is no winter break ahead, that might fix a thing or two, this time errors cannot be blamed on a poor physical condition. This time everyone realized that the eventual turn-around won’t happen.
After a good start against Leverkusen, the first home match of 2015 is on the horizon.
And I must say, I’m enormously excited as I’m nervous about this kick at the Westfalenstadion. Against Augsburg an approach like the one against Leverkusen won’t work much. Dortmund are playing at home and controlling the game is expected of them. A lesser amount of possession and a passing success rate of 44% will simply not cut it against Augsburg.