Club suffers 3-0 at the hands of Dortmund

Club Brugge has been unable to upset Borussia Dortmund. The Germans proved more than a handful, and repeated the 3-0 of a couple of weeks ago, goals scored by Haaland (2) and Sancho.

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Club's Starting XI was changed in three positions as compared to the team that had taken on KV Kortrijk over the weekend. In the back, Odilon Kossounou was preferred over Brandon Mechele, while in midfield Éder Balanta reappeared at the expense of Mats Rits. Up front, Michael Krmenčík started as the team's lone forward, claiming the place of Badji. With both options on left back out, Charles De Ketelaere started at an unusual spot again.

Krmenčík fue titular
Krmenčík fue titular

About two years ago, Blauw-Zwart grabbed a point at Dortmund, but there's one big difference with the 0-0 back then: Erling Haaland. The Norwegian terror made sure he was well noticed just one minute into the game, seeing his shot go just wide. Club had a fine reaction in store through Krmenčík, but the Czech forward started in an off-side position. The German team wasn't taken aback, and started looking for that opener. Guerreiro's far strike first went well wide, but a bit later the score was at 1-0: Haaland slipped through the off-side trap, neatly firing in the opener by the first post.

Duelo entre De Ketelaere y Hazard
Duelo entre De Ketelaere y Hazard
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Not the most confident of starts, but the hosts tried to set things straight immediately, but Vormer's placed ball missed target by inches. A young Dormund side kept pushing on, and came closer and closer to doubling the lead. Deli first managed to clear a Hazard cross just in time, Reyna's shot went over, and Mignolet proved the better of a Delaney attempt. Club seemed to be holding on until the break, but Jadon Sancho decided differently, curling in the perfect free kick and making it 2-0 as the two teams headed for the dressing rooms.

Early in the second half, Blue and Black tried scoring that goal that would bring tension to the game, but it was the hosts who kept creating danger. Sancho first aimed straight at Mignolet, and a bit later Haaland was unable to frame two attempts. Club now had more possession, and created a fine chance after sixty minutes: a razor sharp cross by De Ketelaere came to the far post, but Vormer came just short of making it 2-1.

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Just as the visitors started asking questions, Haaland made sure there was no doubt as to who would be reaping the points. An unfortunate touch by Vormer ended up within the eager feet of the Norwegian striker, casually firing in the 3-0. It took a focused Mignolet to deny Haaland another goal, while the goalie was also called upon to pull the detonator out of Hazard's shot.

Diatta es más rápido que Meunier
Diatta es más rápido que Meunier

Philippe Clement brougth on Rits, Badji, Okereke and Schrijvers, but Club was not able to create any further danger. The final chance of the game was for Emre Can, curling his effort just wide of target. A  next-level Borussia Dortmund proved too much for Club, stuck at four points now, with a crucial game in store against Zenit next week.

 

 

Champions League: Group F – Match Day 4

Audience: none – Signal Iduna Park

Ref: Mr. Ivan Kružliak (SVK)

Borussia Dortmund: Roman Bürki – Thomas Meunier (73’ Mateu Morey), Manuel Akanji, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro (80’ Felix Passlack) – Jude Bellingham, Thomas Delaney (72’ Emre Can) – Giovanni Reyna (81’ Julian Brandt), Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard – Erling Haaland (81’ Marco Reus). Coach: Lucien Favre.

Club Brugge: Simon Mignolet – Clinton Mata, Odilon Kossounou, Simon Deli, Charles De Ketelaere – Ruud Vormer, Éder Balanta (52’ Mats Rits), Hans Vanaken – Noa Lang (74’ Siebe Schrijvers), Michael Krmenčík (66’ Youssouph Badji), Krépin Diatta (74’ David Okereke). Bench: Ethan Horvath, Ignace Van der Brempt, Brandon Mechele, Maxim De Cuyper and Nathan Fuakala. Coach: Philippe Clement.

Yellow: Rits.

Red: none.

Goals: 18’ Haaland (1-0), 45’ Sancho (2-0), 60’ Haaland (3-0).

 

Text by: Steven Floin (sv)

Dortmund-Club 24-11-2020

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