Monday, 12 November 2018
Defeated in Klassiker, Niko Kovac Is Satisfied with Bayern’s Performance
DBasia.news – Der Klassiker ended with 3-2 victory for Borussia Dortmund against Bayern Munchen at Signal Iduna Park, Sunday (11/11) in the Bundesliga match. Despite the defeat, Niko Kovac admits that he is satisfied with the team’s performance.
Bayern Munchen dominated the match by 58 percent ball possession compared to 42 percent. However, Dortmund are leading in terms of creating possibility intensity.
The first half belonged to Bayern Munchen after Robert Lewandowski scored the goal at 26′. But, after four minutes of the second half started, Dortmund equalized the score by a penalty kick from Marco Reus.
It’s not too long for Bayern to lead once again. Lewandowski scored another goal three minutes after the equalizing goal.
However, Bayern’s victory vanished after Reus (67′) and Paco Alcacer (73′) wrote their name on the scoreboard. It made FC Hollywood gained their third defeat in Bundesliga.
Nevertheless, Kovac feels satisfied with the squad’s performance. The coach said Bayern played well especially in the first half.
“We saw a fantastic football match from both sides today. It was an open game. In the first half, we had the game in hand, in the second half Dortmund (did),” Kovac explained in the club’s official website.
“After 1-1 we managed to come back again. Then we conceded twice; that must not happen to us. We closed the midfield very well in the first half and drove the opponent out. In the second, we did not succeed, there were then the chances.”
“Unfortunately, we lost the game, even though it could have been a draw. You can be satisfied with the performance. That was the best game since Schalke: playful, combative and tactical, especially in the first half. We will have to build on that and deliver more games in the future,” the coach described.
The result made Bayern Munchen’s position might be replaced by RB Leipzig. Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund still enjoy the first place in the table with 27 points.
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