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Jude Bellingham and Ansgar Knauff open Bundesliga accounts and Marco Reus ends drought as Borussia Dortmund win in Stuttgart

Jude Bellingham and Ansgar Knauff scored their first Bundesliga objectives as Borussia Dortmund got here from behind to beat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 on the Mercedes-Benz Enviornment.

VfB Stuttgart 2-3 Borussia Dortmund
Targets: 1-0
Kalajdzic (17′), 1-1 Bellingham (47′), 1-2 Reus (52′), 2-2 Didavi (78′), 2-3 Knauff (80′)

Mahmoud Dahoud delivered the primary shot of a tense opening, with Gregor Kobel tipping his effort over the crossbar. Stuttgart fared higher with their first effort on aim, Borna Sosa’s sweeping cross from the left met by a looping header from Kalajdzic, which dipped in over Marwin Hitz into the far nook. Mateo Klimowicz then wasted a wonderful alternative on the counter-attack with Stuttgart racing ahead with 4 males towards two, though Tanguy Coulibaly nearly rescued issues with a shot which simply missed the goal. Possibilities to hit on the break continued to come back for Stuttgart as they sat again and invited Dortmund to assault them, however with the standard within the Westphalians’ assault, that was a dangerous tactic and Reus practically punished them as he discovered room for a shot which Kobel did nicely to get right down to.

There was a direct sense of urgency in Dortmund’s sport after the break and Bellingham introduced them degree after simply over a minute, tucking the ball into the underside right-hand nook from Gio Reyna’s lay-off. Haaland’s dummy offered the lay-off for Reus to provide Dortmund the lead with a well-placed right-footed effort past Kobel’s attain and Haaland then blazed an effort of his personal over the crossbar. Moments later, Coulibaly missed a good higher likelihood to deliver Stuttgart again on phrases, as Dortmund practically paid for his or her profligacy. They finally did simply that, with Stuttgart hanging on one other of their counter-attacks. After Mateu Morey gave the ball away cheaply in midfield, three fast passes despatched Daniel Didavi via to degree issues. Parity lasted solely two minutes, although, earlier than the 19-year-old Knauff capped a memorable week along with his first Bundesliga aim, exhibiting a maturity past his years to flee three Stuttgart gamers to make room for a shot he curled completely past Kobel to seal all three factors for the friends.

Match stats

  • Bellingham scored his first ever Bundesliga aim, in his twenty fourth look.
  • Knauff scored his first Bundesliga aim along with his very first shot within the league.
  • Reus ended a goalscoring drought within the Bundesliga of simply over 14 video games (1,131 minutes).
  • Seven of Kalajdzic’s 14 objectives this season have been headers – greater than another participant within the Bundesliga this season.
  • Within the week he made his Champions League debut, Knauff scored his first Bundesliga aim.
  • Haaland set a brand new Bundesliga velocity file for the season at 22.39mph (36.04km/h). He’s the primary and solely participant to interrupt 36km/h this season.

Watch: Bellingham: “Good to bounce again with a aim”

Line-ups

Stuttgart: Kobel – Mavropanos (Stenzel 61′), Anton, Kempf (c) (Churlinov 86′) – Coulibaly (Klement 86′), Endo, Karazor, Sosa – Förster (Thommy 68′), Klimowicz (Didavi 61′) – Kalajdzic
Unused subs: Bredlow, Massimo, Ahamada, Kaminski
Out:
Al Ghaddioui (ankle), Castro (unknown), Egloff (ankle), Gonzalez (thigh), Mangala (thigh), Mola (hip), Silas (knee)
Coach: Pellegrino Matarazzo

Dortmund: Hitz – Morey (Piszczek 84′), Akanji, Hummels (Can 46′), Guerreiro – Bellingham (Brandt 80′), Delaney, Dahoud – Reus (c) (Knauff 67′), Haaland, Reyna (Hazard 80′)
Unused subs: Bürki, Schulz, Reinier, Meunier
Out: 
Moukoko (shin), Passlack (knock), Sancho (thigh), Schmelzer (knee), Tigges (knock), Witsel (Achilles’ tendon), Zagadou (knee)
Coach: Edin Terzic

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