Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Cologne – Soccer Match Report – March 18, 2023 – ESPN | The Global Today

Borussia Dortmund vs. FC Cologne - Football Match Report - March 18, 2023 - ESPN

Borussia Dortmund climbed to the highest of the Bundesliga standings after demolishing guests Cologne 6-1 on Saturday, with Sebastien Haller and captain Marco Reus each scoring twice.

The Ruhr valley membership, who final gained the Bundesliga title below then coach Jurgen Klopp in 2012, underlined their title ambitions by blowing away their opponents throughout an explosive four-goal first half efficiency.

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Dortmund are actually on 53 factors, one forward of Bayern Munich forward of their Sunday match towards Bayer Leverkusen. RB Leipzig are third on 45 following their shock 1-0 loss to struggling VfL Bochum.

“We confirmed a extremely good sport as we speak, we began properly and immediately took management. The lads loved themselves on the market,” Dortmund coach Edin Terzic advised a information convention.

“We took a step in the appropriate path as we speak particularly by way of effectivity. Everybody carried out rather well and didn’t ease off at any second, from keeper to striker.”

The Bundesliga resumes on Friday, March 31, after a break for worldwide matches.

“We’re blissful to enter the break for worldwide matches with this end result. We’re total happy with our sport and our rhythm,” Terzic added.

Raphael Guerreiro, on course final week towards Schalke as properly, opened Dortmund’s account within the fifteenth minute after very good work down the wing from Donyell Malen.

Ivory Coast striker Haller, again to full health after present process most cancers remedy earlier within the season, thundered in after a fast passing transfer two minutes later.

With Cologne enjoying catch-up it was solely a matter of time till Dortmund scored once more and Reus beautifully rifled in simply after half an hour earlier than Malen additionally acquired on the scoresheet with a robust shot that keeper Marvin Schwaebe couldn’t maintain out.

Cologne briefly got here up for air within the forty second when Davie Selke reduce the deficit along with his first aim for the membership however regardless of a slower tempo after the break Dortmund nonetheless struck twice in two minutes.

Haller tucked in his second aim after a Mo Dahoud free kick bounced off the bar and Reus made it 150 Bundesliga targets and a complete of 161 targets in all competitions for the membership within the seventieth.