Without great difficulty, the Borussia Dortmund thrashed Cologne in a game held this Saturday, for the 25th round of the German Championship. The match was historic for midfielder Marco Reus, who scored twice in the match and reached 161 goals for the club.
With this mark, the Dortmund idol isolated himself as the greatest scorer in the history of the German club. Until then, he was tied with Michael Zorc, another great legend of the Aurinegros in the 1980s and 1990s.
161 goals in all competitions…and counting 💛 pic.twitter.com/tzTAIVd4y6
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) March 18, 2023
With the triumph over Cologne, Borussia Dortmund reaches 53 points and provisionally assumes the leadership of the German Championship. Now, the team dries Bayern Munich, which has 52 and faces Bayer Leverkusen this Sunday. Cologne, on the other hand, is only 13th with 27 points.
After the Fifa Date, next week, Borussia Dortmund will only return to the field on April 1, when they face Bayern Munich, in a confrontation that should be decisive in the fight for the title. The next day, Cologne faces Borussia Monchengladbach at home.
Indoors, Borussia Dortmund was overwhelming in the first stage. With control of the game, the home team opened the scoring after 15 minutes, when Malen made a beautiful individual move and served Raphael Guerreiro, who dominated inside the area and played with style in the corner.
There was barely time to celebrate, and Dortmund extended the lead in the 17th minute. After a beautiful collective move at the entrance to the area, center forward Haller finished with left-handed accuracy and scored the second.
Later, at 32, it was Marco Reus’s turn to hit the net and make history. The number 11 received an assist from Raphael Guerreiro and crossed the ball, with no chance for the goalkeeper. With that goal, he reached 160 goals scored for the club, isolating himself as Borussia Dortmund’s top scorer in official matches.
After the celebration for the idol of the Aurinegros, the home team returned to swing the net in the 36th minute. Sule found Malen in depth, and the attacker feinted the marking and hit hard to turn the victory into a rout. Even before the break, Cologne came to discount with Selke, at 42.
After the break, Borussia Dortmund even started the second half at a more leisurely pace, but it didn’t take long to increase the advantage even further. At 24, Haller took the rebound after a free kick and pushed into the empty net. In the next minute, Marco Reus took the leftover inside the area and scored his second of the match.
Check out the results of this Saturday’s Bundesliga matches:
Augsburg 1 x 1 Schalke
Bochum 1 x 0 RB Leipzig
Hoffenheim 3 x 1 Hertha Berlin
Stuttgart 0 x 1 Wolfsburg
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