After the 6th matchday, the title fight for Borussia Dortmund could already be over: Without two top stars, BVB conceded the second bankruptcy of the season in Mönchengladbach.
Mönchengladbach / Dortmund - The chances that FC Bayern will bag the championship title in the Bundesliga * for the tenth time in a row in May 2022 increased noticeably on matchday 6.
What happened in the past seasons always earlier or later: Borussia Dortmund lost touch with the record champions.
While Bayern Munich made it clear that they won against newly promoted Fürth on Friday despite being outnumbered, Borussia lost 1-0 when coach Marco Rose and his ex-club Mönchengladbach met again.
It showed that the Dortmunders apparently have problems again when the team lacks top performers.
BVB loses in Gladbach - and loses connection with FC Bayern
Before the Borussia duel, BVB (for the news overview *) had to swallow two bitter pills: Both top scorer Erling Haaland and Marco Reus received a red light from the medical department for participation in the Rhineland. The decision against the ailing duo seems to have been on the knife edge: "Marco Reus (capsule irritation in the knee) and Erling Haaland (muscular problems) are unfortunately not there today", was announced shortly before the start of the game via social channels. Instead, storm hope Youssoufa Moukoko and newcomer Marin Pongracic were allowed to play.
It was not surprising that Dortmund ultimately lost 1-0 in the top evening game in the Bundesliga: after all, Haaland (21) and veteran Reus (32) are the players with the most scorer points in the team (eleven or five).
The latter made a name for itself not so long ago with a declaration of war on Bayern Munich *.
Borussia Dortmund weakens without Haaland and Reus - defensive extremely vulnerable
However, it was revealed early on in the still young season that Borussia Dortmund will probably not hold a candle to FC Bayern in 2021/22 because the B-set cannot keep up with the one from Munich.
In addition, after six match days, BVB have conceded more than twice as many goals (twelve) as FCB (five) - so the defensive around ex-Bayer Mats Hummels does not seem solid.
- Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) September 25, 2021
Is BVB's swan song too early at this point in the season, four points behind?
However, the signs suggest that Dortmund will be more concerned with the fight for a return to the Champions League.
A strange dialogue in the previous game makes it clear that without Haaland a bit of emotion might be missing.
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