Borussia Dortmund achieved this Saturday an essential victory to stay one point at the top of the table: they won 1-0 at Hoffenheim thanks to a goal by Marco Reus from Erling Haaland's pass. A symbol of this both within Dortmund for the protagonists of the play.
Thus, thanks to this victory, Dortmund was placed second in the table, one point behind Leipzig, the leader and who beat Augsburg 0-2. Giovanni Reyna, growing in his game, had one of the first chances of the match. Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann stopped the attacks from Lucien Favre's team.
The meeting covered its first three parts without either team advancing on the scoreboard. Lucien Favre, Dortmund coach, left many starters on the bench, including Haaland, to give them some rest after the effort made with their respective teams.
Haaland started on the bench against Hoffenheim
In the second half Marco Reus entered for Jadon Sancho at 64 'and Erling Haaland, for Julian Brandt. The changes paid off for Lucien Favre. After a long ball, an assist from Erling Haaland to Marco Reus was converted by the iconic German player into Borussia Dortmund's first goal. It was the 76th minute.
It was a goal full of symbolism. Haaland, the great young star of Dortmund, combining with Reus, a symbol of the whole of Signal Iduna Park, one of the pillars from the mythical Dortmund of Klopp. It was also the first goal of the season for Reus.
Shortly after, Haaland was about to score Dortmund's second goal, but the ball narrowly went wide. Reina and Reus were also able to extend Favre's advantage. Hoffenheim put up a remarkable performance and fought Dortmund to the end, based on good football. But finally Favre's team took three very important points.