Sébastien Haller celebrates with Jude Bellingham
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With four wins in four games, the perfect 2023 calendar year continues for Borussia Dortmund.
The home win against SC Freiburg was never in jeopardy: not only did BVB start the game stronger, but coach Edin Terzić's team also had a majority from the 17th minute of the game.
The reason for this was a hard dismissal against Kiliann Sildillia: Shortly after his first yellow card, the Freiburg defender saw a yellow card because he had brought down Karim Adeyemi near the corner flag.
Not a wrong decision, but an ungracious interpretation of the rules by referee Robert Schröder, which annoyed SCF coach Christian Streich accordingly.
Then the goals came: Former Freiburg player Nico Schlotterbeck scored from a corner kick from a tight angle (26th minute).
The fact that Schlotterbeck and Niklas Süle invited Lucas Höler to equalize shortly before the break (45th) with botched clarification actions hardly bothered the superior Dortmund: After the break, Adeyemi, who scored his second goal of the season after a one-two with Jude Bellingham, restored the lead ( 48.).
An emotional moment followed: Raphaël Guerreiro crossed a corner kick that had already been clarified into the penalty area, where Sébastien Haller prevailed in an aerial duel and headed the 3-1 (51st).
It was the first BVB goal for Haller, who switched from Ajax Amsterdam to Dortmund in the summer but missed the entire first half of the season due to testicular cancer.
Julian Brandt increased with a long-range shot (70th), in the final phase coach Streich then saw Freiburg as the second yellow-red and had to go to the stands because of repeated complaints.
Substitute Giovanni Reyna scored the fifth goal of the day for BVB (86th).
In the first game after the separation from managing director Fredi Bobic, the sporting sadness at Hertha BSC continues.
At the other former Bobic club, Eintracht Frankfurt, the capital club lacked the playful means: the first half clearly went to the SBU.
Vice world champion Randal Kolo Muani turned up the heat for Frankfurt.
The Frenchman, the player with the most goals involved in the Bundesliga, converted a penalty kick to take the lead (21').
A curiosity had happened before the penalty kick: the video assistant not only checked Filip Uremović's push against Kolo Muani, but also a scene in the other penalty area when Makoto Hasebe was shot in the arm by Marco Richter.
Both scenes took place on the verge of a penalty kick, but referee Robert Hartmann's decision stood up in the end.
Before the break, Kolo Muani increased with a second goal (28th).
The Frenchman supposedly scored a third goal after the break, but it was scored from an offside position (54').
Hertha came into play later, too, and Tuta saved a shot by Suat Serdar on the goal line (60').
The Frankfurt lead was no longer in danger, Aurélio Buta even scored the third SGE goal in injury time (90+3).
Oops, this is how a relegation contender plays?
VfL Bochum put in a furious first half.
Philipp Hofmann scored the first goal after a pass from Christopher Antwi-Adjei (22'), Philipp Förster and Takuma Asano increased before the break (30'/40') - Antwi-Adjei gave both passes again.
Hoffenheim drew hope again shortly after the break (49') thanks to a goal by Christoph Baumgartner, but Bochum's Erhan Mašović ended their comeback dreams (69').
Munas Dabbur's 4-2 lead (77') didn't change that, because Moritz Broschinski responded with Bochum's fifth goal.
It was the fifth VfL home win in a row.
The new table leader comes from Köpenick – at least until the Bayern game in Wolfsburg on Sunday:
Union Berlin was secure at the back and was able to take the lead in the first half thanks to Kevin Behrens, who threw the ball in the direction of the goal (32').
Former Union player Marcus Ingvartsen equalized in the second half with a penalty kick from Mainz's only second shot on goal (79').
The video referee had previously discovered a handball by Union's Paul Seguin.
But the dream of the top position seemed to motivate the Berliners again, Jordan Siebatcheu scored the lead again for Union (84th).
Leipzig has stumbled in the title race.
The first half in particular was fast-paced.
Cologne had a post hit by Linton Maina and immediately afterwards a crossbar shot by Dejan Ljubicic (37th), on the other side Timo Werner (3rd/32nd) and André Silva missed, whose attempt was parried by Cologne goalkeeper Schwäbe (27th). ), great opportunities.
After the change of sides, a supposed goal by Werner was withdrawn, assist provider Silva had previously been offside.