Five games played Borussia Dortmund in the actually just open calendar year 2022, five times, coach Marco Rose sent his team in 4-3-3 with a sixth, two aft and two offensive outside into the race. What worked perfectly at the 5-1 win against Freiburg, but after the hard 2: 5 defeat against Bayer Leverkusen is on the test bench. Comparing, the appearances can not be done despite the very similar tactical approaches, but the opponents acted too differently. What worked against the Passive Sports Club from the Breisgau failed against the temporal Leverkusen crashing.

In addition to other factors, the game last Sunday showed the weaknesses of the basic order or their occupation. Mahmoud Dahoud thinks much more offensive than its direct competitors Emre Can or Axel Witsel and was also against Bayer higher than another six had done well. Since even left-back Raphael Guerreiro felt more often at the opposing penalty area was to be found as his own, lacked BVB for ball loss often the balance. Right defendant Thomas Meunier and the two central defender Manuel Akanji and Dan-Axel Zagadou were not only in the scene before 1: 2 clearly in the lower.

Dahoud could be relieved

Now the coming opponent Union Berlin will not park on Sunday (5.30 pm, live! At Borussia Dortmund) also four or even five professionals for counterattacks, but changes to the basic order are possible. An options is a return to the double sect, with which Dortmund had ran more frequently at the end of the first round. Beside Dahoud, Witsel and CAN could also act Jude Bellingham there. Especially next to Dahoud with his playing capabilities, the variant with a second, defensive thinking clearer would be with less risk.

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Another possibility is the changeover to a triple chain. So far, Rose prevailed on this means, especially because he lacked the learned outer defenders on both sides. In view of the recently playable center-back Mats Hummels, Akanji and Zagadou as well as Marin Pongracic as an alternative to the bank, this would now be a legitimate way to have more hedging if, especially guerrreiro seeks the way forward.

Even at the very front, Rose has possibilities, even in the event that Erling Haaland is not ready for use after his muscle problems. Against Leverkusen, Steffen Tigges and Yousoufa Moukoko attentively made their attention, together, together they forced the last hit of the game. Especially against the physically strong triple chain of Union, Tigges could counterhold as a pusher – as a central attacker of a threesome attack series or next to a game striker like Marco Reus, Donyell, or Thorgan Hazard.

So Rose could change something on Sunday – or if he decides tactical to stay for it, so also in the sixth game 2022 for continuing in the previous system?