Sallai deactivates Haaland

Both the Hungarian and Grifo scored the goals of a Freiburg that dominated during several sections of the match and despaired of an unanswered Dortmund.

Haaland and Borussia Dortmund remain in free fall after a tough Super Cup defeat against Bayern Munich. This time it was Freiburg who uncovered the seams of a team very far from the overwhelming version that was seen last day against Eintracht Frankfurt

Except for the first minutes of the match, Marco Rose's team was never comfortable on the pitch. It all started with a Passlack foul on Höfler. Vincenzo Grifo put the ball in the same squad, before a Kobel who could do little despite his stretch. From there, all were obstacles for a Borussia Dortmund that tried by all means to impose itself through control of the ball without any success. Bellingham carried all the offensive weight of a Dortmund that failed to get Haaland into play in the first half, as did Malen and Marco Reus. Malen himself had the clearest chance with a header from a corner kick by Gio Reyna that repelled the stick.The script hardly changed at the start of the second half. Borussia Dortmund started the second half with greater control of the ball and with the urgency of fixing their defensive imbalances and their lack of rigor in attack in the first 45 minutes. Precisely in another mess of Marco Rose's team, the second local arrived. Seven minutes after the restart, a play started by Grifo was culminated by Sallai with a volley shot from Höfler.

The result and the match did justice to the serious and solvent work carried out by Freiburg. An own goal by Keitel put some spice to a game in which Rose's team barely made merits to take a positive result. The entrance of Brandt served so that the team had more ball and turned in attack for a goal that finally did not arrive. Malen had in his boots the tie in a heads-up game in which he could not define with everything in his favor after a recovery from Haaland.

Unexpected stumble of a Borussia Dortmund that remains without assaulting the leadership, without the opportunity to take distance with Bayern Munich. Marco Rose has work ahead of him to see again the best version of that team that overwhelmed Eintracht on the first day with a stellar Erling Haaland.

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