Still affected by the defeat against Bayern Munich in the Super Cup and with Erling Haaland ‘disappeared’, Borussia Dortmund stamped at the Dreisamstadion against Freiburg (2-1), surprisingly installed in the upper part of the Bundesliga.
Marco Rose’s painting offered a gray image against a lesser rival who he locked up in the final stretch, conditioned by fatigue, but whom he was unable to overcome.
Freiburg Dortmund left empty, where they conceded their first setback in the Bundesliga. Rose’s team fell into disarray as soon as he conceded the first goal, in the sixth minute, when Italian Vincenzo Grifo fired a great shot out of reach of Swiss goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.
Borussia’s game was thick, unattended by Marcos Reus’ rhythm and without chances for Haaland, who went unnoticed.
Things got worse for Borussia early in the second half when the home side extended their lead. Roland Sallai received the ball from Lucas Holer and brought Freiburg closer to victory.
Even so, the visiting team, without improving in their game, recovered their options six minutes later. The Dortmund team was fortunate because a pass into the Reus area from the left was inserted into their own goal by Yannik Keitel in collaboration with goalkeeper Mark Flekken.
He cornered Rose’s box to his rival, but he did not have clear scoring chances either. Freiburg kept the type and took their first win of the course.