Draxler and Huntelaar were the heroes for the home side in the match that took place last Saturday between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund. Schalke won the match over Dortmund with a 2-1 score, and therefore I lost the bet I place on the victory of Dortmund.
It seemed that Klopp’s players were unable to recover from a dramatic first-half, after Julian Draxler scored the first goal in the 12th minute, followed by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar’s in the 35th minute. Even if Dortmund’s striker Robert Lewandowski scored for his team in the 59th minute of the match, Schalke managed to stay strong until the end. The goal of Lewandowski was the cue Dortmund needed to stay in the game. That was the moment they threw everything into attack. Unfortunately for them, that wasn’t enough, and Schalke continued to represent a threat until the end of the match.
In the frenetic, extremely disputed first half, there were opportunities for both teams to score. For example, before finally fructifying his chance in the second half, Robert Lewandowski had to deal with the bad luck of seeing his goal ruled out for offside.
However, even if this wasn’t the best result for Borussia Dortmund, they remain on the second spot in the Bundesliga’s rankings, while Schalke 04 managed to get to the fourth position.
Result: -6 units, bet lost