In the sixth round of La Liga, Real Madrid beat Barcelona three to one, Ramos scored a key penalty. With this victory, Real Madrid successfully ranked first in La Liga. Coincidentally, Dortmund, who won by Ruudbury in the subsequent Bundesliga, also scored three goals, and the central defender also completed the key set goal. With this crucial derby victory, Favre, who was sick with Zidane, survived the most severe crisis of dismissal.
Perhaps affected by the crisis of dismissal, Favre returned to the four-back system. Not only that, but also put Brandt, Dahoud and others back into the starting lineup. There is only one purpose for this, and that is to take down Schalke, who is not doing well. After all, Dortmund's senior Zorke publicly stated in an interview: I hope Dortmund who lost in the Champions League group stage can respond. These remarks were clearly directed at Favre.
easy to say, hard to do. Although Schalke did not win with one draw and three losses this season, and only scored two goals in the four rounds of the league, they are obviously reluctant to lose easily to their rivals in the same city. Under the coaching of coach Baum, Schalketun heavily defended the backcourt. Even with an offensive player like Sancho and Harland, Dortmund, who had all the advantages, still couldn't score in the first half.
As the game entered the second half, Dortmund, who turned on the onslaught mode, still gained the upper hand without scoring. At this time, the much-maligned defender Akanji took advantage of a chaotic battle in front of the goal to break. After losing the ball, Schalke had to bite the bullet and attack, which gave Dort an excellent opportunity to counterattack. Ever since, first Harland received a pass from Sancho to expand the lead, and then Hummels scored to seal the victory. A three-to-zero victory is just like the strength of the Ruhr duo.
With this derby victory, Favre's position is temporarily stable. For this result, Dortmund fans have mixed feelings. The happy nature is to return to the winning track, and then continue to compete with Leipzig Red Bull and Bayern. The worry is that this Derby victory concealed many problems for the team. In the face of Schalke's poor strength, many problems with Favre's coaching were covered up. For example, Dortmund is now the team with the least conceded goals in the Bundesliga, but the defense is obviously not as stable as the data seems.
If Dortmund fans are mixed, Schalke fans are completely desperate. During the game, there was an episode in which a Schalke fan went to watch the game at the invitation of his brother. When Schalke fell behind by two goals, he chose to leave. This state is the true portrayal of many hardcore Schalke fans.