Fight not rewarded – 2-1 loss in Dortmund

25.08.2012, 08:43:15 Uhr

 
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Theo Gebre Selassie headed to equalise but in the end Werder Bremen lost 2-1.
 
Werder Bremen displayed a strong performance but still lost their difficult opening match of the new Bundesliga season with a 2-1 defeat at German champions Borussia Dortmund. Theodor Gebre Selassie had scored to equalise for the Green-Whites. Marco Reus and Mario Götze scored for Dortmund. rtmund.

Early deficit

A sold-out crowd of 80,645 at Signal Iduna Park saw an interesting and exciting match from the beginning - and one in which Thomas Schaaf's team fell behind 1-0 after 11 minutes. Aleksandar Ignjovski was late to a ball from the midfield to Reus and keeper Sebastian Mielitz had no chance thereafter against the shot from the German international from 14 yards.

 
Clemens Frtz in action during the game. Clemens Frtz in action during the game.
Arnautovic hits post

At the other end, Eljero Elia could not beat Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller on a good attempt in the 18th minute. Marko Arnautovic had some bad luck in the 24th minute as his blast went off the post. Both teams fought hard after that point though the German champs had a slight advantage and Werder went into the changing rooms down 1-0 at the break.

Gebre Selassie equalises

Werder fought hard to avoid the loss and had another chance in the 57th minute as Sebastian Prödl's header went just wide. The Werder fans could finally cheer in the 75th minute as Gebre Selassie headed in Arnautovic's cross into the goal to make it 1-1.

Götze scores winner

But the Green-Whites didn't have long to celebrate the tied score as the substitute Götze latched onto a pass from Robert Lewandowski to make it 2-1 in the 81sth minute as Mielitz again had no chance. Werder were determined to equalise again. But they could not beat the Dortmund defence again and lost 2-1.

 
Bundesliga, Season 2012/2013, Game day 1, 2012-08-24, Signal Iduna Park
 
Borussia Dortmund
(1 - 0)
2 - 1
SV Werder Bremen
 
 
Goals
 
1 - 0 Reus (11')
 
2 - 1 Götze (81')
 
1 - 1 Gebre Selassie (75')
 
 
 
 
Bookings
 
Gündogan (21')
 
Kehl (62')
 
Ignjovski (28')
 
Junuzovic (59')
 
 
 
 
Substitutions
 
Leitner for Gündogan (71')
 
Götze for Großkreutz (78')
 
Perisic for Kirch (82')
 
Petersen for Ignjovski (66')
 
Füllkrug for Hunt (87')
 
 
 
 
Notes
 
Referee: Felix Zwayer
 
Audience: 80645
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weiden.
 
 
 
 
Hummels
 
 
 
 
Schmel.
 
 
 
 
Kirch
 
 
 
 
Subotic
 
 
 
 
Gündog.
 
 
 
 
Blaszc.
 
 
 
 
Reus
 
 
 
 
Kehl
 
 
 
 
Großkr.
 
 
 
 
Lewand.
 
 
 
 
Mielitz
 
 
 
 
Ignjov.
 
 
 
 
Sokrat.
 
 
 
 
Prödl
 
 
 
 
Gebre .
 
 
 
 
Elia
 
 
 
 
Hunt
 
 
 
 
Arnaut.
 
 
 
 
Fritz
 
 
 
 
Junuzo.
 
 
 
 
De Bru.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Borussia Dortmund
SV Werder Bremen
 
19
 
 
Shots total
 
 
11
 
 
6
 
 
Shots on goal
 
 
3
 
 
9
 
 
Shots not on goal
 
 
6
 
 
4
 
 
Blocked shots
 
 
2
 
 
7
 
 
Corners
 
 
2
 
 
11
 
 
Crosses
 
 
19
 
 
52.8
 
 
Ball possession in %
 
 
47.2
 
 
55
 
 
Won challenges in %
 
 
45
 
 
464
 
 
Passes
 
 
394
 
 
83
 
 
Successful passes in %
 
 
81
 
 
18
 
 
Fouls
 
 
14
 
 
2
 
 
Offside
 
 
2
 
 
 
 
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