Key Takeaways from Borussia Dortmund’s unnecessary loss to Bayer Leverkusen

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Borussia Dortmund threw three points down the drain against Leverkusen. With the majority of the game in their control they found a way to shoot themselves in the foot once more.

Different match day, same story yet again for Borussia Dortmund. It’s very tiring watching the exact same thing happen over and over. Yes, Dortmund had some good games to start the second half of the season but this can’t continue to happen, it’s no longer excusable for a team with their ambitions. Although they aren’t nearly out of the title race yet it’s hard to imagine this team being consistent enough in the second half of the season to make a serious push without Leipzig and Munich having similar struggles.

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 08: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Axel Witsel, Giovanni Reyna and Dan-Axel Zagadou looks dejected during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on February 8, 2020 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Favre has stuck with his favourites pretty consistently and that can no longer happen. Dortmund aren’t playing well enough to hand starting spots out and with how consistently this happens it could be the time to see some real rotation. This may sound like an overreaction with Dortmund winning 3 of 4 Bundesliga games to start the second half of the season but this is something that has haunted Dortmund for the past 12 months.

Here are the key takeaways from Borussia Dortmund’s loss to Leverkusen.

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