Werder Bremen midfielder Nuri Sahin in contrast former teammate Marco Reus to a Ferrari after Borussia Dortmund beat Werder Bremen 2-1 on Saturday night time to lengthen their profitable streak to six video games.
Reus scored the profitable aim in the 27th minute after Paco Alcacer had opened the scoring 19 minutes into the sport. Max Kruse’s great strike from distance 10 minutes earlier than half-time wasn’t sufficient for the friends to come away with a degree, although.
Sahin, 30, singled out Reus as the primary supply of Bremen’s issues after the sport.
“The issue is Marco taking part in between the strains. When a Ferrari or Lamborghini plays between the strains it will get very troublesome,” Sahin mentioned.
It was an emotional day for Sahin, who returned to the Westfalenstadion for the primary time since becoming a member of Bremen in the summer season, receiving a heat greeting from the Dortmund followers earlier than and after the sport.
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The central midfielder got here by means of BVB’s youth ranks and stays the youngest Bundesliga debutant at 16 years outdated. He was the important thing-participant in BVB’s first championship underneath Jurgen Klopp in 2010-11 earlier than becoming a member of Real Madrid. He rejoined the Westphalians after unsuccessful stints on the Bernabeu and at Liverpool in 2013.
“It was very particular to be right here, to be again at residence,” Sahin mentioned. “It was an odd feeling to play right here as an opponent, however however it was very good to be right here and see the followers at present.”
In the meantime, Dortmund had been topped because the unofficial “Herbstmeister” (autumn champions) on Saturday since they can’t be knocked out of first place earlier than the top of the 12 months with a 9-level lead over Borussia Monchengladbach and FC Bayern and solely two rounds left to play in December.
Workforce captain Reus was, nonetheless, not absolutely happy together with his workforce’s efficiency. He instructed Sky after the sport: “We did not play properly in the second half. We simply ought to have made it three-1. Forward of Christmas, these video games price so much of vitality. We may have simply averted that at present.”
BVB coach Lucien Favre agreed with the 29-year-outdated, telling his information convention: “Marco has it proper. We had been up 2-zero early and you shouldn’t concede then. That made it a lot more durable. Bremen performed very properly in a four-four-2 diamond. They outnumbered us in midfield and located the gaps too simply. We are going to appropriate that.
“Bremen had an excessive amount of possession as we could not win the ball usually sufficient. Fifty-two % possession shouldn’t be sufficient for our requirements. That makes the match very problematic for us. Nevertheless, it wasn’t undeserved to win and we must always have scored the three-1 sooner.”
Dortmund will journey to 16th-positioned Fortuna Dusseldorf on Tuesday night time earlier than internet hosting second-positioned Gladbach on Friday night time to shut out 2018.