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Match review: Dreadful Game For BVB against Ingolstadt, But a Hard Fought Tie Makes it Worthwhile

What did I just watch?

Borussia Dortmund v Hertha BSC - Bundesliga Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Well, BVB just played what is without a question their absolute worst games under Thomas Tuchel. A 3-3 tie to bottom of the table Ingolstadt is not great. The Ingolstadt goals came from Cohen (6’) and Lezcano (24’, 60’). Our goals came from Aubameyang (59’) and Ramos (69’) and Pulisic (90+’)

Take Aways

  • Our set piece defending was embarrassing. Ingolstadt’s first two goals came from unimpressive set pieces in the first half. Every time Ingolstadt took a corner or free kick they looked dangerous against us. Teaching set piece defence is up to the coach but the players are also to blame. It also doesn't help that Weidenfeller was in goal, who doesn't have the speed he used to.
  • We had the lion's share of possession this game, but we didn’t do much with it. Until the end of the game, we had no idea how to create chances against a much weaker side. A lot of this falls on Castro Dembele and Weigl, who were not great this game. Dembele and Castro took way too many shots outside the box and refused to take passes when necessary. Weigl again continued his bad form, giving up the ball when pressed easily.
  • Dembele did redeem himself as he was crucial to all three of our goals this game. All of our goals were actually very good and well set up. After the 60th minute or so the game was ours. We had chance after chance and eventually things gave in for BVB. Pulisic played out of his mind the minute he came on and was crucial to that performance. He assisted our second goal and scored the third. That’s plainly ridiculous. An 18 year old was just man of the match for an elite team, even when said team is having a garbage day, it’s quite amazing.
  • This still leaves us out of the top 4 and even though the end made the match feel good, it was actually a bad result. We had to fight back to tie the worst team in the league. Not great Bob.