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Dortmund match report: BVB finish the season in second place after win vs Monchengladbach


Borussia Dortmund v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Bundesliga Photo by Jörg Schüler/Getty Images

Well its all over now. BVB finish the season in second place after a win vs Borussia Monchengladbach. While it is disappointing that we are walking away from this season with nothing, it was nice to end with a win. The BVB goals came from Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus.

The first half was mostly poor from BVB. We had no answers for BMGs possession for most of the half. Akanji was really our lone bright spot until the 44 min mark. Our goal came from Reus getting the ball to Sancho who slotted it in easily. There was a VAR review after the goal because it looked like Reus had taken the ball out of play but there was no definitive proof either way. The half ended with BVB being up 1-0.

In the second half BVB looked much better. The Sancho goal seemed to invigorate the team and we played at our peak the whole half. Pulsic fed the ball to Reus in the 64th minute for a final team up goal from the two. Pulisic had a rough year but has been on fire the past few games. Its nice he made an impact in his last game for BVB. There were no more goals in the half after the Reus finisher. Marcel Schemlzer got what was probably his last send off from BVB when he was subbed on for Marco Reus. Schmelzer isn’t 100& leaving the team this summer but it is obvious Favre has no plans for him. BMG did have some shots in the end of the game but were not able to make much of them. The game ended 2-0

Overall not the most fun season to watch and cover for BVB. Despite us having a 9 point lead thanks to incredible finishing luck, blowing that lead is 100% on the team and their mentality. However this season was a huge improvement from last season, where we only just made top 4 thanks to Leverkusen blowing it badly. There is still hope for this team. We will have more to say about the season in our season reviews in the coming weeks.

Lastly, thanks to all the readers and commenters for making this site what it is. From TBG to (fake) Lucien Favre, Fear The Wall has one of the most active commenting sections in SB Nations Soccer’s whole portfolio. Thanks again and stick around folks, there IS another Bundesliga trophy in BVBs future.