Analysis: Dortmund vs Gladbach – Can-do attitude did for BMG

Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Marco Rose sprung a tactical surprise in the Bundesliga opener, eschewing the 4-2-3-1 formation that had been the staple of post-lockdown Gladbach last season to match up Borussia Dortmund’s notional 3-4-3. However, Lucien Favre system, and the interpretation of the formation, helped create overloads for Dortmund where there were meant to beContinue reading “Analysis: Dortmund vs Gladbach – Can-do attitude did for BMG”

Dortmund 3-0 Gladbach – Flash report

Dortmund: (3-4-3) Bürki; Akanji, Hummels, Can; Hazard, Bellingham, Witsel, Meunier; Reyna, Haaland, Sancho Gladbach: (3-4-3) Sommer; Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi; Wendt, Kramer, Neuhaus, Lainer; Hofmann, Stindl, Wolf Match summary As explained in our preview, this game was not only a marquee game to start the season, but also a hugely consequential one for both of theContinue reading “Dortmund 3-0 Gladbach – Flash report”

Countdown to 20/21: 1 season opener – Dortmund vs Gladbach preview

The start of the Bundesliga season has arrived. Strangely, Bayern Munich fancy their chances against Schalke, so opted not to delay the start of their season after their Champions League exploits. But while Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Mönchengladbach may no longer be the curtain raiser for the season as a whole, it certainly looks likeContinue reading “Countdown to 20/21: 1 season opener – Dortmund vs Gladbach preview”