Borussia Dortmund awakens bad memories among fans – then the BVB stars react in their own way
Hardly was the game between Borussia Dortmund and Hertha BSC kicked off, which brought back bad memories for many Bundesliga fans. It’s about BVB, their appearances in season finals and the initial phase in the game against the Berliners. But one by one.
The starting position before the final Bundesliga matchday: For Borussia Dortmund sport was no longer about anything. Coach Marco Rose’s team would definitely end the season in second place.
Borussia Dortmund received Hertha BSC
For Hertha, on the other hand, it was about everything. The Berliners were three points ahead of VfB Stuttgart, who occupied the relegation place. Because Stuttgart had the better goal difference, it was clear: If Hertha lost at BVB and Stuttgart won their home game against Cologne, VfB would climb to safety and Hertha would slip into the relegation place. The Berliners definitely needed a point in the game at Borussia Dortmund.
The fans of VfB Stuttgart in particular hoped that BVB would give full throttle in the season finale – even if nothing was at stake for Borussia Dortmund. Only through Dortmund Schützenhilfe did VfB still have a chance of staying up in the league.
Bundesliga fans kept their fingers crossed for BVB
But not only the VfB supporters kept their fingers crossed for the Stuttgart team this Saturday. Many other Bundesliga fans would also like the Swabians to hold the class instead of the Berliners. The investor project for the self-proclaimed “Big City Club” is now really not very popular in football Germany.
After 12 minutes, Sasa Kalajdzic gave Stuttgart the lead against Cologne. VfB presented and turned their eyes to Dortmund. If BVB now took the lead against Hertha, VfB would be saved.
Instead, Borussia Dortmund had huge problems in the early stages. BVB showed a poor performance in the first half, and after 18 minutes the time had come: Ishak Belfodil gave the Berliners the lead.
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Borussia Dortmund brings back bad memories
These scenes immediately brought back bad memories for Bundesliga fans. On the final match day of the 2012/13 season, BVB had the opportunity to shoot an unpopular investor project into the second division. The situation at the time was similar: nothing was at stake for Borussia Dortmund, and the team coached by Jürgen Klopp at the time was definitely runners-up.
TSG Hoffenheim, who were in 17th place before the final day of the game, were guests in Dortmund. Fortuna Düsseldorf had been two points ahead of the relegation place. Because Düsseldorf had a much better goal difference, one point would have been enough for them in their game in Hanover. But Fortuna lost 0:3 in the 96ers.
So Düsseldorf hoped for black and yellow support. However, that didn’t happen. In a chaotic game, BVB lost 1:2. Particularly curious: After keeper Roman Weidenfeller was sent off, Kevin Großkreutz had to go into the Borussia Dortmund goal in the final phase because coach Klopp had already changed three times.
Many Bundesliga fans believed in the early stages of the game against Hertha on Saturday that events would repeat themselves. Fans were already fuming on Twitter – we’ve collected some of the few adult comments:
- “Dortmund is behind and keeps Hertha in the league? Which surprise! Greetings from Hoffenheim!”
- “I never want to get into the situation of being dependent on BVB.”
- “Saving teams from relegation? Can the people of Dortmund do it!”
- “What an embarrassing performance by BVB – my goodness!”
- “Once again, Borussia Dortmund cannot be relied on in such situations.”
- “Every damn time Lüdenscheid gives away points to everyone in the relegation battle – with an announcement!”
- “BVB’s intervention in the race to stay up has a long tradition.”
BVB turns game
The BVB stars then gave their very own answer in the second half. Thanks to a significant increase in performance, Borussia Dortmund turned the game around and won 2-1.
Because VfB Stuttgart also won their game 2-1, the Swabians actually climbed past the Berliners and are first-class in the coming season. Hertha, on the other hand, has to tremble in the relegation to stay up.