Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre admitted his aspect suffered a “catastrophe” within the Bundesliga title race on Saturday, after being routed 5-1 by VfB Stuttgart to endure their heaviest residence defeat in over a decade. Stuttgart’s Congo winger Silas Wamangituka netted twice within the romp which piled the strain on Favre, with fifth-placed Dortmund now 5 factors behind leaders RB Leipzig. “Issues went mercilessly unsuitable,” admitted Dortmund defender Mats Hummels.”We shot ourselves within the foot each couple of minutes.”
Dortmund have taken only a level of their two league video games since star striker Erling Braut Haaland was dominated out till January with a hip damage.
Stuttgart’s relentless urgent and sloppy Dortmund defending resulted within the guests scoring 4 unanswered second-half targets.
“We aren’t a crew that may defend nicely, that needs to be stated fairly clearly,” fumed Dortmund captain Marco Reus, whereas Favre admitted it was “a catastrophe”.
Wamangituka transformed a penalty halfway by the primary half, after Dortmund’s Emre Can introduced down Mateo Klimowicz.
Dortmund equalised simply earlier than the break when an outstanding Raphael Guerreiro lengthy ball picked out Giovanni Reyna, who deftly chipped residence.
It was 1-1 on the break, however the floodgates opened within the second interval as practically each Dortmund mistake was punished with a Stuttgart purpose.
Guerreiro misplaced management of the ball on the sting of his penalty space and Wamangituka claimed his second purpose eight minutes after the break.
Midfielder Philip Foerster, in for suspended Stuttgart captain Gonzalo Castro, scored with a superbly timed run into the realm with an hour performed.
Jude Belligham’s stray go was then snapped up by Wamangituka and moved to striker Tanguy Coulibaly, who fired residence on 63 minutes.
The VAR dominated out a second Reyna purpose late on earlier than a mistake by Dortmund’s Nico Schulz, noticed Nicolas Gonzalez declare Stuttgart’s fifth purpose.
The debacle is Dortmund’s heaviest residence defeat since being humbled 5-1 at residence to Bayern Munich in 2009.
Leipzig go prime
Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer transformed a penalty and Dani Olmo, who shone within the attacking midfield function, grabbed a first-half purpose for the hosts.
The victory left Leipzig some extent away from defending champions Bayern, who can regain first place at FC Union later in Berlin.
The house win capped a superb week for Leipzig, who knocked United out of Europe on Tuesday with a 3-2 victory to achieve the final 16 of the Champions League.
Arsenal loanee Matteo Guendouzi scored his first purpose for Hertha Berlin of their 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Guendouzi scored simply after the break when Gladbach’s Denis Zakaria misplaced possession on the sting of his space.
Gladbach, who additionally reached the final 16 of the Champions League in midweek, fought their means again and equalised by Breel Embolo on 70 minutes.
Freiburg ended their nine-match winless run with a 2-Zero win over Arminia Bielefeld.
Nils Petersen hit the woodwork twice earlier than Vincenzo Grifo transformed a late penalty.
Then South Korean midfielder Jeong Woo-yeong, on mortgage from Bayern Munich, scored in added time.
Cologne keep simply above the relegation locations after their 1-Zero win at second-from-bottom Mainz.
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