Dortmund coach Lucien Favre had already been counted in the run-up to the Barcelona game. The defeat in Barcelona should not have helped him. Was it your last game as a coach of the BVB?
Borussia Dortmund continued the negative trend of recent weeks against Barcelona with a 3-1 defeat in the Champions League. The already controversial coach Lucien Favre has threatened expulsion after the failure.
In the case of the dismissal of Favre, the Bundesliga meeting against Hertha BSC could become the duel of the new coach: at the Berlin club the former national coach Jürgen Klinsmann took over on Wednesday for the management of Ante Covic.
"We could have taken the lead 1-0"
After the game, Lucien Favre told the microphone Sky: "We started well and we had two clear chances to score 1-0". On his team's defensive behavior, he expressed his criticism: "It was too easy for Barca. We left them too much space".
Only in the second half did he bring Fort Jadon Sancho. The plan to bring the English later, said: "We made this decision in the team of coaches," said the Swiss evasive. "This was our decision."
Silent criticism from Captain Reus
Also the Dortmund captain Marco Reus commented in the catacombs of the Camp Nou after the game: "We have not allowed Barca to leave the stadium, but sometimes we have allowed the ball to circulate well, but we have not really managed to move forward – we must be more determined to be ".
The offensive player also gently criticized Favre's tactics, which attaches particular importance to completing the objectives from a promising position: "In a situation like today, sometimes a risky ball must play forward and if we lose it first, we must go back to print ".