Borussia Dortmund again gave a sample of their irregularity this season against the red lantern of the Bundesliga in Mainz. The team led by Edin Terzic against a rocky 05 did not go from a draw to one that even made merits to stay the three points at home. With the nene Haaland in the eleven, BVB could take the victory if captain Reus had not missed a maximum penalty with a quarter of an hour to go.
Even so, the point must taste glorious considering that Mainz also deserved to keep the three points at home and sent a shot to the post in the closing stages of the game. In this way, Borussia ends the day in fourth place on the table, just one point ahead of the surprising Berlin Union in fifth place. For their part, Mainz is in penultimate position awaiting what Schalke does on Sunday when they visit Eintracht Frankfurt.
BVB came out like a gale and it didn’t take two minutes to get ahead on the scoreboard. A left-footed shot from Haaland, a pass from Reus, was enough to beat Zentner in the visiting Marco, but it didn’t take long for the VAR to intervene and point out the Norwegian’s wrong position.
At times Mainz managed to free itself from the suffocating domination of the locals and even enjoyed occasions by Burkardt and Latza. Of course, the bees continued to be much superior and they did not get ahead due to the lack of punch that continues to chase them. Brandt, Reus and Bellingham did not materialize three very clear occasions and ended up paying it in the second half. A work of art by Öztunali, who nailed the ball into the squad from 20 meters, raised the score to 0-1 and put BVB on the ropes. Meunier reacted and put the tables by means of a whiplash that started five minutes of pure madness. Reus missed a penalty and Latza slammed the leather into the post. Fair distribution of points.
Manuel Akanji (46 ‘, Dan-Axel Zagadou), Youssoufa Moukoko (59′, Jude Bellingham), Karim Onisiwo (64 ‘, Quaison), Niklas Tauer (78 ‘, Boethius) Szalai (78′, Jonathan Burkhardt), Stoeger (89 ‘, Latza)
0-1, 56′: Levin Öztunali, 1-1, 72′: Meunier
Referee: Sven Jablonski
Arbitro VAR: Harm Osmers
Philipp Mwene (39 ‘, Yellow) Alexander Hack (46 ‘, Yellow) Emre Can (67 ‘, Yellow
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