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Borussia Dortmund Beat FC Gießen 2-0
The first in a series of friendlies between Borussia Dortmund and various other European clubs took place yesterday. BVB’s opponent was FC Gießen of the Regionalliga Südwest. Naturally, because it was a friendly, and because of the disparity in quality between the two squads, it wasn’t an entirely competitive match. It was clear players on both sides weren’t pressing very hard. Because of this, I don’t think it’s worth looking into the game too deeply, although I will note that Steffen Tigges and Ansgar Knauff, two young players who could provide some crucial depth this season for Dortmund, both struck the back of the net.
If you’re interested, here’s a replay of the full game, courtesy of the BVB YouTube channel:
Marco Rose’s First Game
In an interview (courtesy of RN), Marco Rose discussed formations a bit, although considering the amount of U-19 and U-23 players in the squad yesterday, I don’t think it will be an accurate representation of the squad when the season begins. He did, however, stress how nice it was to have fans in the stands.