Borussia Dortmund 2-3 Werder Bremen: Key talking points

Edin Terzic. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)
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Borussia Dortmund fell to Werder Bremen this past Saturday in shocking fashion as the newly promoted side scored three goals in the final minutes of the game to seal the win.

Bundesliga fans were given the opportunity to witness one of the most impressive comeback victories in some time as Werder Bremen were able to flip the script on Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, running out 3-2 winners in a game that Dortmund, despite not putting in the best of performances, seemed poised to take 3 points from.

The newly promoted side were competitive the entire game, but Dortmund’s Julian Brandt and Raphaël Guerreiro were able to put the hosts 2-0 up. BVB’s eventual collapse came in the final minutes as goal from Lee Buchanan, Niklas Schmidt and Oliver Burke put them to the sword.

Borussia Dortmund, despite their performance not reaching expected heights, had been in some semblance of control prior to Bremen’s last gasp rally to steal the win. The overall result comes as a shock considering how fast the turnaround occurred, but there were elements of Dortmund’s game that made such a comeback possible. Poor clearances from the box, coupled with losing the ball in key, dangerous areas gave Bremen the ability to strike back against Die Schwarzgelben in a clinical fashion. Even when marking players in twos, it was too easy for Bremen to be a step ahead of the defending players.

There are however causes for optimism, even when faced with a result such as this. Gregor Kobel and Nico Schlotterbeck continue to impress, and the game also saw the return of a lively and vibrant Gio Reyna. With this in mind, lets take a closer look at some of the most important talking points this game offered.