FC Bayern vs BVB: Giant goalkeeper mistake breaks Dortmund’s neck

Key scene of the top game
A giant goalkeeper mistake breaks BVB’s neck

Didn’t have a good day in the top Bundesliga game against FC Bayern Munich: BVB goalkeeper Gregor Kobel

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It is the 13th minute of the game in which BVB breaks up. A buck from Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel enabled FC Bayern Munich to take a 1-0 lead in the top Bundesliga game. The black and yellow hardly even manage to limit the damage.

The usual ranking in the Bundesliga has been restored. FC Bayern Munich is back in first place after beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 at home. After one matchday at the top, BVB fell back to second place – a perfect debut for the new Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel.

The key moment in the clash between the top two clubs came in the 13th minute. Until then, the 75,000 spectators saw a duel at eye level.

BVB keeper Gregor Kobel fails in the top game against FC Bayern

After a long ball from Bayern’s Dayot Upamecano defense, Dortmund’s goalkeeper Gregor Kobel comes out of his box and hits past the ball at the edge of the penalty area. The ball rolls over the line, Kobel and BVB on the ground. The fatal thing: Kobel could have taken a moment more time and picked up the ball with his hands almost unhindered.

Dortmund’s goalkeeper was self-critical after the game: “There are just shitty days and today was one of those,” said the 25-year-old on the Sky microphone. The goal is “clearly on me”.

The turning point in the top game: BVB keeper Grego Kobel misses the ball, it is 1-0 for FC Bayern Munich

The turning point in the top game: BVB keeper Grego Kobel misses the ball, it is 1-0 for FC Bayern Munich

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Mistakes happen – and in the event of a 4-2 defeat it would be presumptuous to attribute the debacle solely to Kobel’s mistakes. But the truth is also: After the hopeful start to the game, BVB hardly managed anything afterwards. FC Bayern was able to trick their way through the Dortmund defense almost at will, there was hardly any resistance or even shots on goal by the black and yellow. Consequently, in the phase after the 0:1, the 2:0 and the 3:0 quickly fell, each through Thomas Müller. Kobel didn’t cut a good figure when he conceded the third goal either: he only inadequately deflected a shot from Leroy Sané to the side – right in front of the goal scorer’s feet. The top game was as good as decided after 23 minutes, BVB could not recover from the setbacks.

So it was logical that Kingsley Coman put the lid on it 4-0 in the 50th minute and robbed BVB of any hope of turning the game around after the break. Emre Can’s penalty to make it 4-1 (72′) and Donyell Malen’s goal to make it 4-2 (90′) were just cosmetic results, especially as Bayern Munich still had a few opportunities to extend their lead.

After a convincing performance, Bayern celebrate their return to the top of the table – also thanks to a weak defensive performance by BVB and a pitch-black day by Gregor Kobel.

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