Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Morey’s screams shock BVB
There is a dark shadow on Dortmund’s cup gala
Borussia Dortmund can score goals even without Erling Haaland. So many that BVB won the cup semi-final against Holstein Kiel almost historically high. A suspected serious injury overshadows the game.
After partying, Borussia Dortmund didn’t feel like making it into the cup final with a 5-0 (5-0) win against Holstein Kiel. The shock was too deep in the team at the serious injury of Mateu Morey, who had to be carried off the field with a stretcher under the horrified gaze of his teammates. “It hurts us, it hurts everyone in the team,” said international Emre Can. “You could immediately sense and hear that the injury was severe.” The injury is probably very bad. “
The 21-year-old Spaniard apparently injured his knee just twelve minutes after being substituted on, his screams of pain echoed through the empty Signal Iduna Park. “He’s on his way to the hospital now,” said BVB coach Edin Terzic after the game. “We just hope for the best for him and we keep our fingers crossed for him.”
The shock was also deep within the team, the teammates had watched Morey’s substitution with horrified looks. “You have to honestly say that it didn’t look that good,” said captain Marco Reus. “That looked very, very bitter and overshadowed the win.” Even the defeated Kielers thought of the seriously injured Spaniard after the final whistle. “I can only hope it isn’t bad,” said offensive player Fin Bartels.
“It was a perfect evening up to the 75th minute,” said Terzic, who described the injury as “brutally severe”. Especially in the first half, the Bundesliga fifth had shown an impressive performance even without his injured striker Erling Haaland and ended the football fairy tale of Holstein Kiel with a runaway victory. Against the previous surprise team, BVB lived up to its role as favorites in a remarkable manner.
“Then it has to hurt”
Giovanni Reyna (16th / 23rd minute), Marco Reus (27th), Thorgan Hazard (32nd) and Jude Bellingham (42nd) ensured clear conditions early on. “We were very consistent in front of goal and are happy that we made it to the cup final,” said captain Reus. There will be an exciting duel between BVB and RB Leipzig on May 13 in Berlin for the role of the second force in German football behind industry leader Munich.
In contrast to the second round of the cup against FC Bayern, the second division team didn’t manage to make a coup this time. The 0: 5 is also unlikely to be conducive to promotion ambitions. “We just have to be much more energetic, then it has to hurt so that they don’t get into this rhythm,” said Fin Bartels. “We never made it today, at any time, that’s why you’re going home on such a slide.” Coach Ole Werner admitted: “We were clearly shown the limits.”
After a balanced initial phase, BVB presented itself extremely effectively even without the ailing Haaland. The hosts took advantage of the first three chances to score. Only about a week after the end of their second corona quarantine, the Kielers had little to counter the offensive force of the Bundesliga fifth. After the break, BVB slowed down a bit and no longer played with ultimate consistency, but it was not enough for Kiel to score.
BVB mercilessly effective
At the beginning, the North Germans managed to keep the game balanced. Although BVB had more of the game, they hardly created any scoring chances. The hosts took the first opportunity straight away: Reyna had space after a pass from Jadon Sancho and hit the far corner. The 18-year-old scored his second goal just seven minutes later. Reus and Raphael Guerreiro each led in the penalty area with the hoe, Reyna pushed in to make it 2-0. The outsider was more and more noticeable of the burden of the last two games within four days after the end of the two-week corona quarantine.
In front of their own goal, the otherwise strong defensive players in the league were not energetic enough, but they remained brave on the offensive. Fabian Reese’s shot hit the post (27th), BVB goalkeeper Marwin Hitz parried against Ahmet Arslan (40th). Despite some defensive negligence, BVB dominated the game and remained brutally efficient. After a chip ball from Emre Can, Reus was free and scored to 3-0. BVB succeeded almost everything offensively, Kiel had to deal with the next setback: striker Janni Serra limped off injured, Arslan came for him (30th). And BVB still didn’t have enough offensively, Hazard and Bellingham increased for BVB before the break.
After the break, the Bundesliga team took it easy. The 2017 cup winner managed the clear leadership, the outsider remained committed, but unsuccessful in the end. Arslan’s header landed in Hitz’s arms (64th), Mats Hummels blocked Finn Porath’s attempt (67th). On the other hand, BVB now lacked the efficiency from the first half. The final phase of the game was overshadowed by Morey’s injury.