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A stunning 100% March sees Dortmund pull away from Munich
Joshua Bean has spoken of the positive atmosphere in the changing room after every victory and even went as far as to describe after the shock loss against Augsburg, that they were the happiest losers he had ever seen.
Evidently it was that morale that was providing months such as the one of March, which saw yet another stunning performance all round.
Dortmund VS BMG 4-2
Arguably the best player in Europe on current form alone, Aubameyang had been unstoppable in front of goal every single game he has featured in.
With the fans nervous against their local rivals it was key that players of his ability and class performed and the 26, year old, striker did that without a doubt.
He scored a 27 minute brace in the first half to take the game away from BMG, the away side did strike back on the stroke of half time but a Julian Weigl goal and a 75th minute goal was enough to secure victory, despite BMG scoring in the last minute.
Aubameyang’s opening goal came from the spot, after he was ‘tackled’ (dived) inside the area, following slight coming together from a corner. His second was equally as suspect, with him appearing to be in an offside position he swept in from a Marco Reus shot that was going wide.
Weigl scored a thunderous volley from the edge of the D, thanks to a planned corner routine.
Finally, Mkhitaryan, secured the win with Dortmund’s fourth of the game. Reus skinned his man for pace and drilled the ball towards the back post, where the Armenian was awaiting to tap home.
Basel VS Dortmund 1-3
A game which saw two red cards, one a piece, still saw the visiting side come home with a solid aggregate lead thanks to a stunning performance from German international, Marco Reus.
A 30 yard free-kick would be daunting for most players, but after just nine minutes Reus stood over the dead ball, measured out his run up and the ball flew into the top corner leaving the keeper stranded helpless.
With Basel being reduced to 10 men after 41 minutes, it took Rues just two minutes to expose the space and he was able to turn his man inside out, with the support of others, and coolly slotted it past a despairing keeper.
However Schmelzer was sent off for a second yellow offence early into the second half and Basel pulled one back from the penalty spot.
But substitute Adrian Ramos confirmed the win after 82 minutes, after he was able to get a toe onto the end of a fizzing Reus cross, turning the ball home.
Hamburg VS Dortmund 0-2
For the first time in his short career, Bean caused the sacking of an opposition manager. The 2-0 victory saw Hamburg part ways with their man, with just several months left in the season.
It wasn’t an overly dominant performance from Dortmund, in fact the defence was tested on multiple occasions. But two goals in three minutes, from Julian Weigl and Marco Reus respectively, ended the game after just 35 minutes.
The young central midfielder who has been having nothing short of an exceptional year, headed home courtesy of an Aubameyang chipped pass. The youngster was beaming ear to ear as he continued to push his side towards a surprising title bid.
Reus continued his fine form from earlier in the week, scoring a tap in at the near post, after the Hamburg keeper hesitated and only half left his line, leaving an easy tap in for the winger.
Dortmund VS Basel 1-0
A completely rotated starting XI started the game for Dortmund, as they were in their eyes, certain to go through.
With both teams fully aware that the result was already sorted, it was heading towards being a very bore draw. However defender Subotic was able to put his name on the score sheet, rising above everyone on the pitch from a corner and heading home.
Dortmund VS Koln 3-0
Yet another emphatic victory, made it 100% for Dortmund this month. But the game was marred by the serious injuries to Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan.
Bean said after the game that he was “Disgusted by the challenges” and that “They (Koln) set out to hurt my players, knowing full well they couldn’t compete with them.”
The game was going so well, when Reus opened the scoring after half time, from the penalty spot. Left back, Park Joo Ho, scored a rare goal himself. It was a rather lucky goal even ‘Hernandez-esque’ from his Community Shield goal against Chelsea in 2013. Park found himself in acres of space, a drilled cross by Mkhitaryan found the fullback, who somehow managed to chip the
ball onto his head and then he kneed it home from point blank range.
Before he was carried off injured, Aubameyang was able to get on the score sheet with a delightful curling effort from the edge of the area.