crazy ball – With a strong defensive line and new attacking performance, Borussia Dortmund managed to start the 2022/233 season with a 3-0 victory over third division side 1860 Munich in the first round of the German Cup. Saturday (30/7) early morning.
Donyell Malen, Jude Bellingham and new signing Karim Adeyemi both scored in the first half for Dortmund, who dominated the game at the Grunwalder Stadium. There have been no ill effects following the departure of their goalscoring machine, Erling Haaland, to Manchester City this summer.
Adeyemi – who joined RB Salzburg, Malen and 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko – have all been deployed up front for Dortmund. Meanwhile, coach Edin Terzic also started the game by fielding two new players in the defence, Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck. So expressed NOT.
Unfortunately, Terzic will not be able to play Sébastien Haller – who was brought in from Ajax to replace Haaland – as the Ivory Coast international striker has to undergo a period of recovery after undergoing testicular tumor surgery.
American international Gio Reyna also did not play in this match. However, there was no explanation from the club about the possibility of his injury.
After scoring three goals in the first half, Borussia Dortmund also controlled the game in the second half. Unfortunately, they were unable to add to their tally, although Terzic’s side finished the game with 25 goals – while the hosts managed just one.
Dortmund were unable to add to their tally in the second half with plenty of chances created thanks to some brilliant saves by 1860 goalkeeper Marco Hiller.
In the same event, Stuttgart also beat another third division club, Dynamo Dresden, 1-0 thanks to Darko Churlinov’s only goal in the first half. But Stuttgart lost their defender, Waldemar Anton, who was sent off for a second yellow card in the 67th minute.
While 2.Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC thrashed fifth-tier side Neustrelitz 8-0, and second-tier side Nuremberg defeated fourth-tier side Kaan-Marienborn 2-0.
After the opening match of the German Cup, Borussia Dortmund will then play a friendly against Turkish side Antalyaspor on Saturday (30/7) evening. Terzic is expected to make a number of rotations and test the abilities of more of his squad in this game.
Borussia Dortmund will then kick off their 2022/23 Bundesliga campaign against Bayer Leverkusen on August 6.
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