When it comes to entertainment, few teams can compare to Borussia Dortmund.
After years of playing second fiddle to Bayern Munich, Dortmund are staking a real claim for their first Bundesliga title since the reign of Jurgen Klopp and they’re doing things in style.
Currently, Die Schwarzgelben are leading the way in Germany with a nine-point advantage and have made it to November without a single domestic defeat on their record.
Not only that, but there have been some thrilling games along the way and Dortmund already have a remarkable 41 goals to their name in the league.
They thrashed RB Leipzig 4-1 back in August, gave FC Nurnberg a footballing lesson by winning 7-0 in September and outscored Augsburg 4-3 just a few weeks later.
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Werder Bremen
Throw in the 3-2 win over Bayern Munich as well as a 4-1 demolition job on Atletico Madrid and you have yourself a manic start to the 2018-19 season.
However, their latest Bundesliga victory came in comparatively tame fashion, with BVB grabbing a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen this weekend.
Paco Alcacer opened the scoring after just 19 minutes – continuing his remarkable run of form – before Marco Reus doubled the lead before half-time.
Dortmund’s new free-kick routine
Max Kruse responded with a goal of his own, but it proved nothing more than a consolation for the visitors.
Nevertheless, it could have been much closer if VAR didn’t give Dortmund a helping hand with their opening goal, which came under incredible circumstances.
A moment of set-piece genius from Reus and Raphael Guerreiro allowed Alcacer to head home and eventually kick off proceedings after the offside decision was reversed.
The build-up to the goal has to be seen to be fully appreciated, though, with the Dortmund players using a superb routine straight from the training ground.
It was the ultimate moment of footballing deception and Bremen just couldn’t handle it. Take a look at the video down below:
Guerreiro, take a bow.
With two players standing over the free-kick initially, Guerreiro looked to provide Reus with an option on the right wing, which the latter feigned to ignore and take the free-kick himself.
However, that was yet another decoy with Guerreiro executing a reverse run-up to catch their opponents napping and take the lead.
Just when you thought every free-kick routine had been delivered, Dortmund come up with a different way to baffle their opponents.
Manager Lucien Favre remarked after the game: “We’re satisfied, but becoming winter champions doesn’t mean so much.
“We have another two games left. The next is the very important game in Dusseldorf on Tuesday. Today we made life a little difficult for ourselves. We had eight clear chances and could’ve made it 3-1. Our opponents today were very good.”
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