Rheine 0-2 Dortmund (Pre-Season Friendly)


             Eintracht Rheine 0-2 Borussia Dortmund
                                  Götze 16
                                  Fischer 38
                                         Att: 9,717
  Friendly, Auto-Stenger-Stadion. Breezy 27°C. Ref: W.Hofmann

       EINTRACHT RHEINE        |        BORUSSIA DORTMUND      
 1. Tim Ries              6.1  |   1. Mitchell Langerak     7.0
 2. Chris Steegmann       5.7  |   2. Andreas Beck          7.2
 3. Harald Kamalla        6.6  |   3. Taye Taiwo            7.0
 4. Reinhard Sosnowski    7.0  |   4. Neven Subotic (c)     7.0
 5. Phillip Belloff       7.6  |   5. Lasse Sobiech         7.1
 6. Julius Hölscher (c)   6.7  |   6. Roberto               7.0
 7. Kamer Breu            6.7  |   7. Mario Götze           7.6
 8. Gabriel Seeman        6.6  |   8. Jakub Blaszczykowski  7.0
 9. Sören Ziegenbein      6.6  |   9. Marco Reus            7.0
10. Yannic Boll           6.2  |  10. Julian Schieber       6.9
11. Marc-André Damm       6.9  |  11. Viktor Fischer        8.5
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SGK Thorsten Witt         6.8  |  Sub Roman Weidenfeller     . 
Sub Frank Streichsbier    7.0  |  Sub Lukasz Piszczek       n/a
Sub Sacha Lemke           7.0  |  Sub Mats Hummels          6.9
Sub Evans Cordes          6.9  |  Sub Felipe Santana         . 
Sub Jörg Cecen            7.0  |  Sub Marcel Schmelzer      6.8
Sub Michael Mangold       7.0  |  Sub Sven Bender           6.7
Sub -                      .   |  Sub Moritz Leitner         . 
Sub -                      .   |  Sub Ilkay Gündogan        6.7
Sub -                      .   |  Sub Kevin Großkreutz       . 
Sub -                      .   |  Sub Ivan Perisic          6.9
Sub -                      .   |  Sub Robert Lewandowski    6.8

Live match report by @realtimeFM:

BVB look like they’ll field different XI in each half, the bench today would be the envy of many Bundesliga sides. Very attacking starters.

Rheine get us underway. Last time BVB were here, Marouane Chamakh opened the scoring after 4 mins. 21 minutes later he’d scored his FOURTH.

01′ A frantic opening 45 seconds. Rheine played ball back to keeper, BVB closed down and were constantly looking for a chance to shoot.

02′ First shot comes from Viktor Fischer who spots an opening but drags a low shot wide from 25 yards.

05′ Beck overlapping Kuba twice creating lots of space down Dortmund’s right. Pace causing early problems.

07′ Schieber flicks a Reus free kick towards the back post where Roberto arrives unmarked but smashes his volley inches wide.

CHANCE! Eintracht Rheine 0-0 Borussia Dortmund (Roberto goes close 7′)

08′ Ries’s goal kick bounces long and takes an odd bobble in front of Taiwo, he makes up ground but Rheine win the first corner if the game.

15′ Quarter of an hour played, BVB 60% possession, dominant in air, and 6 shots to 0. Haven’t made ‘keeper Ries make a save though.

16′ 0-1. They have now. Schieber drifts right and whips a cross in for Fischer. His point blank header’s saved but MARIO GÖTZE smashes home.

GOAL! Eintracht Rheine 0-1 Borussia Dortmund (Mario Götze 16′)

19′ Kuba lays the ball back to Götze who cracks a shot from 20 yards which Ries is at fullstretch to palm away wide before punching a cross.

21′ BVB’s first corner. Beck is inside the penalty area after overlapping Kuba, but Damm makes a fantastic challenge.

22′ Schieber hits the turf a yard inside the box, but nothing given by referee Hofmann. Belloff may have got away with one there.

25′ The last ten minutes have seen five more BVB shots, all on target.

26′ Andreas Beck lofts a deep, curling cross right to the far post but Fischer heads inches over the bar. Golden chance.

29′ Hölscher heads off the line at the far post after Rheine don’t clear a corner. Santana denied from 10 yards out.

34′ Rheine getting tighter to Beck and Kuba as they combine on the right. Schieber often drifting wide to provide an extra option.

38′ Kuba slides a ball into VIKTOR FISCHER whose first touch takes him past Breu before he drives one into the bottom corner from 25 yards!

GOAL! Eintracht Rheine 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (Viktor Fischer 36′)

39′ Taiwo finds Schieber at the far post but like the Fischer header earlier, he heads over when he looked odds-on to score.

40′ Schieber flicks the ball goalwards from six yards, Ries makes a great save and is back on his feet to get behind Fischer’s rebound.

45+1′ There’s the half-time whistle. Viktor Fischer has run Rheine ragged so far. Always dangerous. BVB consistently threatening down right.

Half-Time: Eintracht Rheine 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly)


HT: 5 BVB subs – Bender, Schmelzer, Hummels, Perisic and Lewandowski replace Roberto, Taiwo, Subotic, Kuba and Schieber. Götze moves right.

HT: Three Rheine changes – Mangold, Streichsbier and Lemke replace Boll, Seeman and Breu. Attendance announced as 9,717.

46′ Three subs combine in a great move. Bender feeds Schmelzer on the right, his cross is nodded inches wide by Perisic from 12 yards.

48′ First chance for Rheine, Ziegenbein beats the offside trap, but his first touch slows him down and Hummels gets back to deflect wide.

50′ Damm gets a yard of space and hits a shot which Langerak parries away, Schmelzer clears away. Damm gets gingerly to his feet.

50′ Rheine have started this second half without fear, attacking well, but they’re packing the box when BVB work the ball wide.

54′ Damm hits the post with a low, curling shot that beats Langerak from 20 yards but comes back off the inside of the post.

55′ Gündogan is coming on for Götze. Fischer and Reus pushed wider in Surman’s asymmetric system.

57′ Sven Bender is dropping back to protect the back four. Just offering the support to break down the occasional Rheine attack.

57′ Two Rheine changes: Cordes and Cecen replace Damm and Steegman.

64′ A BVB corner is headed away, Hummels slips and Rheine are 3-on-1 pouring forwards, but last man Andreas Beck gets a challenge in.

70′ Surman looking for a step-up in creativity from his side now. Rheine are happy to get ten men behind the ball.

70′ Beck’s cross is touched away from Lewandowski and Ivan Perisic hammers a shot straight at Ries from 8 yards.

72′ Rheine change: Witt replaces Ries in goal.

74′ Ziegenbein gets onto a ball over the top and outpaces Sobiech, but drags his shot wide of the post.

80′ Piszczek is replacing the impressive Andreas Beck at right-back for BVB.

87′ Dortmund hitting cross after cross after cross into the box, Rheine centre backs doing a sterling job keeping Lewandowski quiet.

90+2′ Final whistle here in Rheine. Dortmund throwing everything forwards, but it’s just 2-0. Viktor Fischer man of the match.

Full-Time: Eintracht Frankfurt 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (Friendly)


The drop-off in Crosses Completed % tell the story of the second-half. Dortmund didn’t let up in creating chances from the wings but weren’t able to test ‘keeper Ries (and later Witt) by winning aerial challenges in the box. We’ll likely see a more conservative BVB starting line-up next weekend against Juventus. After that, the season begins in earnest!


Next matches:

  • 04 August:  Dortmund U23 v. AS Monaco Reserves (Friendly, Stadio Rote-Erde)
  • 10 August:  Borussia Dortmund v. Juventus (Friendly, Signal Iduna Park)
  • 11 August:  Dortmund U23 v. Oly. Lyonnais Reserves (Friendly, Stadio Rote-Erde)
  • 17 August:  SSV Markranstädt v. Borussia Dortmund (Pokal R1, Stadion am Bad)