Matchday 34, the final day of the season, was full of excitement and intrigue as always, seeing Robert Lewandowski break the all-time single-season goal-scoring record, FC Köln escape relegation at the death, and Werder Bremen flounder into the 2. Bundesliga. Here is Rhys Desmond’s Team of the Week for Matchday 34!
After a rocky season, Borussia Dortmund have finished strong and finished in style, officially securing top four this Sunday with a win over FSV Mainz 05. The win earns the Black & Yellows a place in next season’s UEFA Champions League, just days after they won the DFB Pokal over RB Leipzig.
The DFB-Pokal was expected to be a tightly contested affair. However, Borussia Dortmund completely swept RB Leipzig away, and Die Roten Bullen never stood a chance. In the end, Dortmund fought their way to a 4-1 win, with goals from Haaland and Sancho, and a masterclass from their captain – Marco Reus. Check out our full recap and analysis.
In news that everyone is very much aware of at this time, Erling Haaland is set to cost well over €100 million this summer if any club is to secure his signature. Bayern Munich have been one of many clubs falsely linked with the Norwegian striker and today Oliver Kahn has put that to rest.
Borussia Dortmund have spent the vast majority of the second-half of the season outside the top four, but their recent four game-win streak has set Edin Terzic’s team within touching distance of the top four. This past weekend they extended that win streak to five games, securing an important 2-1 win over RB Leipzig.
Currently sitting 5th place in the Bundesliga table, two points behind the final Champions League spot, Borussia Dortmund have had a disappointing season by the high standards of the club. The lack of competitiveness against the big Champions League sides have only made the transfer rumors surrounding their biggest star even louder and more constant. But the club is standing their ground and remaining consistent in their message – Erling Haaland is not for sale.
Bundesliga.com and EA Sports have officially made voting for the Team of the Season open to all footballing fanatics and lovers of the league. As a result, it’s time that we pick our Team of the Season.
After the sacking of Lucien Favre in December, assistant coach Edin Terzic was given the interim role at Borussia Dortmund. Unfortunately for the first time manager, things could not have gotten off to a rockier start. Terzic won just six of his opening thirteen matches in charge, forcing Dortmund into a difficult situation heading into the final third of the season with a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League in their sights. However, in recent weeks, Edin Terzic has grown his reputation, with Borussia Dortmund now on a 4 match win streak in the league as they charge toward the top four…maybe even three. So with that, we provide a second tactical analysis on Edin Terzic’s Borussia Dortmund, and their chances of finishing top four this season.
Matchday 31 in the Bundesliga was full of excitement and intrigue, as Dortmund moved within one point of the top four, Mainz stunned Bayern, and Monchengladbach ran riot over Arminia Bielefeld. Here is Rhys Desmond’s Team of the Week for Matchday 31!
Two weeks ago the top four race looked dead and buried in the Bundesliga, but now it is wide open again, with both VFL Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt suffering two defeats in their last three fixtures. Borussia Dortmund were the architects of Wolfsburg’s latest downfall, as Erling Haaland’s brace sent the Black & Yellows within one-point of fourth place.