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“Wild, wild mistakes” – BVB made a fool of themselves against Heidenheim

Borussia Dortmund stumbled over the necessary process against promoted Heidenheim. Even a 2-0 lead wasn’t sufficient for a house win against the blatant outsider, who celebrated his first Bundesliga level and will even have gained.

Blamage as an alternative of a necessary win, first disaster as an alternative of main the desk: Borussia Dortmund has given up a victory against promoted workforce 1. FC Heidenheim and goes into the worldwide break of the Bundesliga with a unhealthy feeling. At the debut of Bundesliga prime scorer Niclas Füllkrug, who was substituted on within the 78th minute, BVB solely managed a 2-2 (2-0) draw against newcomer Heidenheim regardless of a lightning begin and likewise dissatisfied within the fourth aggressive recreation of the season. Heidenheim, on the opposite hand, scored the historic first level within the Bundesliga on matchday 3.

“We only have one point after three games, but so many things to build on,” mentioned Heidenheim’s Patrick Mainka after the sport: “And I wouldn’t even call it a perceived victory, because we could actually have gotten it . In the end, even more was possible for us.”

The debutant of the evening saw it no differently. “Everything is new right here for me, however I believe it fits me and the membership fairly effectively,” said Füllkrug later: “But that was a loopy recreation. We had the sport utterly beneath management, however the 3-0 was simply lacking. We have been now not so prepared to supply ourselves.”

Sobering: Dortmund coach Edin Terzic (right) and his new striker Niclas Füllkrug

Disillusionment: Dortmund’s coach Edin Terzic (proper) and his new striker Niclas Füllkrug


Julian Brandt (seventh) and the brand new BVB captain Emre Can (fifteenth, hand penalty) had supplied an really reassuring lead early on. After many wasted possibilities, on the newest after the connection objective by Eren Dinkci (61st), the large concern began. A penalty kick from Tim Kleindienst (82nd) ​​after a chaotic video examine lastly sealed the shock. The indisputable fact that BVB was unbeaten on the primary three match days for the primary time in 5 years, unbeaten for 17 house video games and even for 33 house video games on a Friday night – hardly anybody was all in favour of all of that. Dortmund lags behind the claims with solely 5 factors from three video games.

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“We beat ourselves for the most part. Against committed Heidenheimers who marched,” mentioned Brandt, “but if we create one of the two or three big chances, we don’t have to talk about it at all. We should have killed this game. Instead we make wild, wild mistakes. Especially in the building game. We handled the balls sloppily.”

Three games, five points: After the draw in Bochum, Dortmund also lost something against Heidenheim

Three games, five points: After the draw in Bochum, Dortmund also lost something against Heidenheim

Source: AP/Martin Meissner

Dortmund missed a higher break lead

Even without a filling pitcher, who, like ex-captain Marco Reus, was initially on the bench, BVB took over early on, but quickly took the lead thanks to two lucky coincidences. Heidenheim’s unlucky ones were, of all things, two former Dortmund players. First, captain Patrick Mainka, who had played for BVB’s second team from 2016 to 2018, shot at Can when trying to clear, the ball fell at Brandt’s feet, who reacted quickly and shot the lower edge of the crossbar and the goal with his left. Referee Tobias Reichel only checked briefly whether the ball had hit Can’s arm and awarded the goal.

Then Lennard Maloney, who had even played twice for the professionals during his time for the BVB reserve from 2020 to 2022, hit the ball on his hand. The TV pictures were clear and Can converted his sixth Bundesliga penalty for the sixth time.

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The Heidenheimer were lucky not to be much higher behind at the break. Marcel Sabitzer (19′) and Donyell Malen (28′) missed out on FCH keeper Kevin Müller, Karim Adeyemi, who was in the starting XI for the first time this season, narrowly missed after a cross from Malen (26′), the strong Malen shot over ( 43.).

The guests only had their first really dangerous action in the penalty area after the break, but striker Kleindienst missed the ball (48′). When Mainka even scored three minutes later, the goal was not given because of a handball after a minute-long check. On the other side Malen (55th), Adeyemi (57th) and Ramy Bensebaini (58th) awarded the decision. And suddenly Dinkci scored for the increasingly brave guests.

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It received chaotic fifteen minutes earlier than the tip: Sébastien Haller stumbled the ball and knocked down former Dortmund participant Jan-Niklas Beste within the penalty space. Reichel gave a penalty, initially acknowledged it after video proof as a result of of a earlier offside place. Then he appeared on the footage himself, gave the objective after nearly six minutes and confirmed Haller, who had in the meantime been changed by Füllkrug, on the bench for the foul.

“We have become bolder and braver. And at the back we even gave up the win when we didn’t play our counterattacks. But we got a point. Mega,” mentioned Heidenheim’s coach Frank Schmidt in regards to the surprising level.