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0-0 in Heidenheim: BVB missed the jump to third place

0-0 in Heidenheim: BVB missed the jump to third place

As of: February 2, 2024 at 11:23 p.m

Borussia Dortmund dropped points in the fight for Champions League qualifying places in the match against 1. FC Heidenheim.

After a 0-0 draw on Friday evening (02/02/2024) at 1. FC Heidenheim, Borussia Dortmund still sits in fourth place in the table, but RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt now have the chance to close the gap. Dortmund has previously won three consecutive matches. Heidenheim remains in midfield and has not lost in seven matches.

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“It was certainly not enough for us to leave the field winning. We had very few chances to score.”BVB coach Edin Terzic told ARD Radio. “The main theme of this season is that we continue to face these ups and downs.”

Sportschau, February 2, 2024, 11:07 pm

Heidenheim misses the opportunity to advance and Malin is in an offside position

Without winter signing Jadon Sancho, who had to sit out due to muscle problems, and Marco Reus, Julian Brandt and Gregor Kupil, who were absent due to illness, Dortmund had a difficult time starting out. Heidenheim had two good chances. In the 14th minute, Salih Ozcan played the ball into the foot of Heidenheim player Tim Kleindienst. Kleindienst scored almost empty-handed in front of him from 14 metres, and shot wide of the target.

Sportschau, February 2, 2024, 10:57 pm

“We had 100%, and this may not be enough.”Heidenheim coach Frank Schmidt told ARD Radio. “It's important for me that strikers get chances. The fact that they miss those chances is something that happens to the best footballers. Don't worry, don't bow your head, that will be the message.” Regarding his great opportunity, Kleindienst admitted: “I don't know what I did there. It's really bothering me deeply.” Just four minutes after the big chance, Kleindienst was close again: but after a cross from the left flank, he headed wide of goal.

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Dortmund did not punish it. After a mistake by Heidenheim in the build-up, Borussia Dortmund responded, Donyell Malen beating Heidenheim goalkeeper Kevin Müller and sending the ball into the net – but the video assistant noticed Malen was in a near offside position when Thomas Meunier put in the pass (26th minute). ).

Heidenheim's Marvin Berenger (left) and Dortmund's Marcel Sabitzer fight for the ball

Heidenheim misses the win in stoppage time

There were few scoring chances for long in the second half, and it was not until the 77th minute that Niklas Volkrug narrowly took the lead. Nico Schlotterbeck failed to score due to Heidenheim goalkeeper Müller (79).

But Heidenheim had a great chance to win: Kevin Cessa finished a cross from the right in the six-yard box, but headed it into the far corner. Stefan Schimmer missed the ball and it went wide of the goal (90+1).

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Borussia Dortmund will host Freiburg in the next round on Friday evening (8:30 p.m.). Heidenheim plays at Werder Bremen on Saturday (3:30 p.m.).

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