against the table-toppers from Dortmund I was finally in the starting eleven again and I could hardly wait for the kick-off. During the last week we spoke a lot and worked with many video analysis to be perfectly prepared for the important match.
Overall it was a see-saw and thrilling match in which we always tried to keep it tight and not to give Dortmund any space for unfolding their attacking game. The first half went by with a few chances for both teams but goalless. From my point of view we even made it to improve in the second half and we were the better team at times. In the 63rd minute the time had finally come! I got the ball just in front of the box and passed it to Andi Beck on the right flank. He perfectly crossed it into the box and I scored the winning goal! I'm so incredibly happy that I had the chance to help the team in this difficult siuation. Afterwards there were a few chances on both sides, but the final result remained 1:0.
For the next match we have to drive to Hannover and I really hope that we can build on our last match against Dortmund. And the odds may be better than it looks at first side. From the last five matches against Hannover we won four off them and drew once. The team from Lower-Saxony lost their last match in Cologne by four goals, so they will try everything to make up for this disappointment in front of their home crowd.
Keep your fingers cross!