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MOTM Poll: Dortmund Succumb to Bayern in Familiar Fashion

After a 2-4 defeat, BVB leave the Allianz Arena empty-handed once again.

FC Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images

This match was painful to watch. I’m not sure what was worse, Gregor Kobel’s early blunder or seeing Nico Schlotterbeck substituted out with an aggravated injury. Watching Dortmund go down three goals by the middle of the first half was an all too familiar sight in the Allianz Arena. The loss leaves BVB two points behind the Bavarians but this was in no way a title decider. If Dortmund can shrug this off and return to their stronger 2023 form, then this title race is far from decided. I still feel optimistic...

Nobody in Black and Yellow had a fantastic game today so we’ve tried our best to name a few Man of the Match contenders.

FC Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga
Marius make a last-second cross into Bayern’s box
Photo by Markus Gilliar - GES Sportfoto/Getty Images

Here are our picks for MOTM:

Donny Malen

While he only played the second half, Malen’s pace was immediately noticeable on the field. Donny registered half (2) of Dortmund’s total shots on target and one of those found the back of the net. It was actually a great goal, but came far too late to make a difference.

Emre Can

Emre Can was one of the stronger midfield players today with an 89% successful pass rate and several accurate long ball passes. When Jude Bellingham was brought down in Bayern’s box, Emre Can stepped up to convert the subsequent penalty kick.

Rapha Guerreiro

Rapha continues to produce stronger performances since Terzic moved him into the midfield. Unfortunately this was not a brilliant showing, but he still managed to assist Donny’s goal. Rapha looked better than most of our squad.

Marius Wolf

Wolf has really found his way into becoming a regular starter in Black and Yellow and he deserves this for his work rate alone. But effort doesn't always lead to a result and today Wolf’s effort was on full display, even at 0-4 down. I have to respect that. Like Guerreiro, Wolf looked better than most of the squad. #UnleashtheWolf


Who was your Man of the Match?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Donny Malen
    (101 votes)
  • 21%
    Emre Can
    (36 votes)
  • 3%
    Rapha Guerreiro
    (6 votes)
  • 13%
    Marius Wolf
    (22 votes)
165 votes total Vote Now
FC Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund - Bundesliga
Manager Edin Terzic consols Jude Bellingham
Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images

Heads Up! We travel to Leipzig on Wednesday for a crucial cup quarterfinal.

What did you think of of the Match?