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Watch: Terzic on Reus' importance to Dortmund


Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.

Standing firm

Wolfsburg are pushing for an equaliser but the hosts are keeping their shape well and preventing any clear sights of goal.





Wind goes close!

Dortmund lose focus at the back for a moment and are almost made to pay. Wind has acres of space in a central position as he receives the ball, before turning and quickly getting a shot off that fizzes narrowly wide of the post. Kobel is not happy and isn't shy about letting his defenders know.



Reus to the rescue

The Dortmund star now has 116 Bundesliga goals for Dortmund. This is the 62nd time he has scored the first goal in a game.

Game changer

Game changer
BVB's chances of victory have understandably shot up since Reus' goal.
39.1 %
82.3 %

Dortmund lead!

Malen has only been on the pitch for a few seconds but he is the catalyst for the opener, turning his marker in the middle of the pitch before spreading the ball wide to Brandt. He crosses low into the box for Reus to sweep into the bottom corner. The Signal Iduna Park erupts!

Marco Reus


Marco Reus
Goal probability
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
54 %
Distance to Goal
Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
7.67 m

Nmecha has a go

The former Wolfsburg man, who switched to Dortmund over the summer, drills a low shot at goal from just outside the box but it whistles wide of the post.

First change of the game

Off goes Bynoe-Gittens, who looks to have run himself into the ground. In his place comes Malen, who is the Bundesliga’s top scorer this calendar year, with 12 goals in 17 games dating back to February.

Tale of the tape

Goal attempts
8off target
2on target
5off target
2on target

History to repeat itself?

Dortmund have scored at least once in each of their last 24 Bundesliga matches. The last time they failed to find the net was... against Wolfsburg, in a 2-0 away defeat on 8 November 2022.

Arnold has a go

The Wolfsburg captain strikes the ball from distance with his weaker right foot. He catches it well and it looks to be on target, but Bensebaini sticks his head in the way and clears for a corner.

Two more openings!

Brandt, on the right this time, gets forward and slots the ball to Reus, who mis-hits his shot. It spins towards the back post and eventually comes to Bynoe-Gittens, who drills wide with the follow-up.

Double chance for Dortmund!

Hummels with an absolutely outrageous pass with the outside of his right foot, over the Wolfsburg defence and into the path of Füllkrug. He chests it down but can't quite get a shot away. Amid the scramble to clear the ball comes back to the home side and Özcan chips the ball through for Brandt, but he swings and misses with an attempted volley.

Familiar pattern

Dortmund's game plan at present still seems to be heavily reliant on getting the ball to Bynoe-Gittens. In fact, a huge 56% of all their attacks in this match have been down the BVB left, compared to just 22% on the other wing.

Bynoe-Gittens making mischief

The Dortmund No.43 scampers into the box following another run down the left, this time squeezing in between two defenders. He goes down under the challenge and appeals for a penalty, but the referee takes a good look and waves for play to continue.

Here we go again!

Wolfsburg get the ball rolling in the second half.
+ 2

All square at the break

Dortmund enjoyed the better start in terms of possession and territory but struggled to seriously threaten the Wolfsburg goal in the first 45 minutes. Bynoe-Gittens was their main source of inspiration down the left, while the visitors appear content to soak up the pressure and look for a goal on the counter.

Bynoe-Gittens again

If Dortmund are going to score, it's looking highly likely that Bynoe-Gittens will be involved. The winger takes on three Wolfsburg defenders as he tears up the turf on the left but his shot, with team-mates waiting in the middle, doesn't find the net.

Putting in the hard yards

Wolfsburg's Majer has covered more ground than any other player on the pitch thus far.
Distance run (km)
Julian Ryerson Lovro Majer

Best chance of the game!

Wolfsburg get forward on the counter and go from defence to attack in a matter of seconds. Wind releases Tomás into space and the Portuguese forward's first-time strike with his left foot is parried by Kobel.

Lovely from Bynoe-Gittens

The winger skips forward again and tries to take on Maehle on the outside. He gets to the byline but the defender sticks out a leg to block for a corner. Lovely stuff from both players there.

MIdfield battle

There have been well over 70 challenges so far in this game, with possession swapping sides every few seconds. It's going to take a moment of magic to get a goal.

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.

Defences on top!

The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).

Opening for Füllkrug

Nmecha plays another fine pass, this time it's from deep and into the run of Brandt down the right. He charges forward and sees Füllkrug arriving in the box, but the striker doesn't make a clean connection as he attempts to back-heel it, and the chance goes begging.

Over from Özcan

Bynoe-Gittens jinks down the left and draws two or three defenders towards him as he enters the box. The English youngster lays it back to Özcan, lurking around 25 yards from goal, and he strikes from range but the ball is always rising and sails well over the bar.

Free-kick for Wolfsburg

Reus is a tad clumsy as he bundles over Rogério near the corner flag and the visitors are given a free-kick. The delivery is good but BVB are ultimately able to clear.

Nothing in it

Bynoe-Gittens has only had eight touches of the ball so far as the Wolfsburg defence keep tabs on him on the flank.

First sign of trouble

Bynoe-Gittens doesn't get close enough to Maehle down the Wolfsburg right and the Danish defender is able to dig out a cross. He slices it slightly and for a moment the ball threatens to loop over Kobel and into the top corner, but the BVB keeper recovers to tip it over for a corner.

Glorious from Nmecha

The Dortmund midfielder arrows a brilliant pass from left to right, straight onto the foot of Brandt, who volleys a first-time cross into the middle. It's just behind Füllkrug though and Arnold hoofs it clear for the visitors.

Bossing it

It's safe to say that Dortmund have enjoyed the better start.
Possession (%)

Casteels saves!

Reus curls the free-kick over the wall. It's heading towards the top corner but lacks the power to cause Casteels any serious trouble and the Wolfsburg keeper paws it clear.

Dangerous position

BVB win a free-kick just outside the box, left of centre. Reus to take...

Early glimpse for Dortmund

Brandt releases Ryerson into space down the right and he has time to cross into the middle. It's a decent delivery towards the back post but Bynoe-Gittens can't quite get on the end of it.

And we're off!

The ball is rolling in bright sunshine in Dortmund, Let's go!

Out on the pitch

The players are lining up now for the pre-match formalities. Not long to go now.

Terzic wary of Wolves

Wolfsburg sit one position above Dortmund in the table currently (sixth), and Dortmund coach Edin Terzic said: "Wolfsburg have made a good start. They are doing very well at the moment and have someone who can score a lot of goals in Jonas Wind [pictured]. We need a good performance, as always, and we will try to make things difficult for them."

Midweek Wolfsburg injury worries

Niko Kovac said on Thursday morning that Maxence Lacroix, club top scorer Jonas Wind and Kevin Paredes all had to sit out of training on Wednesday, but expressed confidence that they would return the following day.

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Dortmund team news

Marcel Sabitzer is out after sustaining a muscle injury in the Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain. Marius Wolf also picked up a knock in that game, but Gio Reyna is back in first-term contention after injury troubles of his own. Terzić began the PSG game without a central striker, but should revert to type against Wolfsburg, with Niclas Füllkrug expected to make his first start at the expense of Sebastien Haller. Felix Nmecha - Wolfsburg striker Lukas's kid brother - could also come into the midfield.

Wolfsburg team news

Centre-back Cédric Zesiger dropped out in place of Moritz Jenz for the first time this season in the win over Union, with Kovač stating that there were “tight calls” to be made throughout his team. Another saw Václav Černý benched after starting the first three games. Yannick Gerhardt is expected to continue in the Czech midfielder's stead. Lukas Nmecha remains on the sidelines.

Heavy stuff

The 6-0 win in last season’s corresponding fixture was Edin Terzič’s biggest as a coach, and Niko Kovač’s heaviest defeat.

Probable teams

Who’s set to play this weekend? Who’s going to miss out? Keep up to date with all the latest team news right here!

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Dortmund hit Wolfsburg for six towards the end of last season, extending their unbeaten run in home meetings with the Wolves to 10 matches (W8, D2).

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