The encouraging streak for Borussia Dortmund was abruptly ended on Tuesday night when Wolfsburg handed them a well-earned 2-0 loss.
Borussia Dortmund was defeated by Wolfsburg for the first time since the DFB-Pokal championship game of 2015 as the Black and Yellows were outplayed en route to a 2-0 victory and fans who searched for the Bundesliga live results could not believe what had been happening.
Wolfsburg triumphed thanks to goals from Micky van de Ven and Lukas Nmecha, while Edin Terzic’s team missed the chance to close the gap with their title rivals.
Borussia Dortmund put on a very ordinary and uninspiring performance, finishing second from the opening whistle to the final horn. Despite controlling the ball, BVB never seemed particularly likely to score. And in the end, it was a well deserved win for the home side.
Only one player from the team that defeated VfL Bochum on Saturday was changed by Edin Terzic; Karim Adeyemi replaced Gio Reyna in the starting lineup. Youssoufa Moukoko got things going at the front, hoping to keep up his impressive recent form.
Borussia Dortmund took a while to get going, and in the third minute, Gregor Kobel had to be alert to stop Omar Marmoush. But when Micky van de Ven easily outran Niklas Süle and headed the ball in from a corner in the sixth minute, the Swiss goalkeeper had no chance.
After falling behind, the Black and Yellows came back strongly, and Donyell Malen caused some issues for the Wolfsburg defence.
Raphael Guerreiro’s goal-line clearance was the only thing standing between the home team and a 2-0 lead as the home team continued to pose a threat on the break.
In the first half, Borussia Dortmund’s Süle came the closest to scoring. On the verge of halftime, he hit the post after firing a shot from a corner wide.
Borussia Dortmund continued to control possession in the second half, but Wolfsburg continued to threaten on the break. As Wolfsburg repeatedly outmanoeuvred the BVB defence, Gregor Kobel was forced into making a number of crucial saves.
On the other side of the field, Niko Kovac’s team played tough defence and was able to contain the BVB players for a large portion of the game. In the 91st minute, Patrick Wimmer’s low cross was headed in from close range by Lukas Nmecha to give his team the three points.
Borussia Dortmund, who has lost frequently away from home in the Bundesliga this season, takes a huge hit from the defeat. The next test for Edin Terzic’s team is a challenging away match on Friday against Borussia Mönchengladbach.