Draw against Sevilla: BVB misses early round 16 registration

Updated on 10/11/2022 11:04 PM

  • BVB is in a hard-fought duel with a transformed FC Sevilla.
  • The draw is not enough to advance to the round of 16 in the premier class.
  • But the starting position remains good.

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Borussia Dortmund missed the great opportunity to return early to the circle of the European football elite. After the 1-1 (1-1) against Sevilla FC, the team remains coached Edin Terzic Although they were in a good starting position, they did not manage to qualify for the eighth finals of the Champions League as hoped. Ex-Munich Tanguy Nianzou (18th) gave the guests the lead on Tuesday evening in front of 81,000 spectators in Dortmund. Jude Bellingham (35th) equalized.

This means that the fourth-seeded Bundesliga player will still be challenged in the two remaining group matches against Manchester City (October 25) and FC Copenhagen (November 2). Second in the standings behind leader Manchester City (10 points), who reached the knockout stage with a dismal 0-0 draw at outsiders Copenhagen (2), Borussia (7) is five points ahead of Sevilla and the Danes.

Ex-Bayenstar shocks BVB

Dortmund did their best, but the change of coach had a positive effect on the Spaniards. Not only the 1.67 meter tall Jorge Sampaoli gave everything on the sidelines, his team also seemed transformed. Unlike in the first leg under Sampaoli predecessor Julen Lopetegui, the defense was more stable this time. Even offensively, Sevilla became dangerous time and again. The Dortmunders felt that early and painfully. Scored on a free kick by ex-Schalke’s Ivan Rakitic Nianzou 1:0 with a cup.

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In the best Steffen Baumgart fashion, the Argentine Sampaoli moved restlessly through and around his coaching zone. The 62-year-old even saw a yellow card in the 60th minute. The energy of Lopetegui’s successor was transferred to his team, which looked much more determined than a few days ago. But BVB resisted this. Despite the early deficit, Dortmund put high and aggressive pressure on the guests, leading to repeated victories on the ball.

The compensation was deserved. Promoted on preparatory work by Thomas Meunier Bellingham the ball acrobatically into the goal from close range. Just before half time, the Englishman made it almost 2-1. However, his long shot (41st) just went over Sevilla’s goal.

BVB makes too many mistakes

Terzic had swapped BVB in five positions from the acclaimed 2-2 win over Bayern. First-choice goalkeeper Gregor Kobel returned to the starting lineup after a week-long injury break, Anthony Modeste was preferred to the recently strong Youssoufa Moukoko in the center of the attack. In the 64th minute, the 17-year-old replaced the 34-year-old, who had remained unobtrusive.

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BVB initially took control of the game. What remained was the familiar pattern: sometimes unexplained dropouts. Sometimes bad passes were made without pressure from the opponent, in the 67th minute Borussia was inattentive again after a standard situation. After a corner Erik Lamela was released for Kobel, who just prevented the almost certain lead for the guests. (br/dpa)

Karim Adeyemi, born in Munich, trained at FC Bayern among others, has decided to succeed Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund and break the reign of the record champions. Adeyemi comes from Salzburg, is a candidate for World Cup participation and will start at BVB in July 2022 together with two other national players. © DAZN

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