Borussia Dortmund have once again carried on from where they left it in the last game. Tremendous possession, a very high pressing, and jaw-dropping runs from midfield, this was how Borussia Dortmund began when they took on Vfl Wolfsburg on Matchday 27 at the Volkswagen Arena.
Dortmund beat Wolfsburg by 2-0 and inch closer to Bayern Munich on the Bundesliga points table. The goalscorers for Dortmund were Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi. Thorgan Hazard and Jadon Sancho claimed the assists respectively.
Borussia Dortmund have now once again come up in touching distance with Bayern Munich on top of the table as they are only a point behind the league leaders.
Borussia Dortmund Kept Possession In The First Half
Dortmund started the game on a high by keeping quantum of the ball possession with themselves. However, Wolfsburg’s defence proved to be resilient enough and Dortmund couldn’t clear their first line of defence more often than not.
However, the pressure paid off as Borussia Dortmund found the back of the net in an auspicious manner in the 31st minute of the game. It was a beautiful team goal and Raphael Guerreiro, who also scored a brace in the last match, opened the scoresheet for the visitors. Thorgan Hazard proved to be the assist-maker for Guerreiro.
Wolfsburg Portrayed Intent As They Took To Task In The Second Half
Wolfsburg started the second half with greater intensity and even came close to scoring in the 47th minute but could only hit the woodwork. Dortmund substituted Mats Hummels for Emre Can in the second half. Borussia Dortmund returned to their domination after the first 10 minutes of the first half.
Wolfsburg fired in a couple of good shots on goal in the second half but Dortmund’s defence proved resilient enough for the hosts to break it. Dortmund earned a couple of yellow cards in the second half and looked more defensive.
Borussia Dortmund unleashed a great counter-attack in the 78th minute and Achraf Hakimi scored for the men in yellow as Dortmund doubled their lead. Things got worse for Wolfsburg as Felix Klaus earned a red card in the 82nd minute.