Oh, well. The all-too-familiar capitulation against a side we should’ve comfortably beaten. We were two goals up going into the break after a surprisingly spineless first half from the visitors, only to fall to a screamer and possibly the strangest VAR-awarded penalty of all time. While the game featured some interesting refereeing, we cost ourselves the three points here with some atrocious finishing and decision-making in the final third. Not great at all, considering this Heidenheim team lost to both Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg, conceding five in the process. I repeat: oh, well.
Here are your choices for our Man of the Match:
Move him into the centre and he produces. Move him wide of the utterly inept Nmecha and he doesn’t. A lovely goal from him early on, and a generally lively performance.
I was very worried about our back four without Hummels, and those fears were almost certainly justified, but Schlotti didn’t do much wrong and was bright on the ball throughout.
Can slotted his penalty away and looked feisty overall, but didn’t lose his head in the middle. Collected a booking that (unusually enough) he probably didn’t deserve.
Though it isn’t saying much, Sabitzer put in his best performance in a BVB shirt thus far. Can’s much more disciplined performance meant that he could play the shuttling role he excels at, and he looked threatening almost throughout.
Who was your Man of the Match?
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