Borussia Dortmund thrash Holstein Kiel 5-0 to enter the German Cup final

Dortmund scored all five goals in the first half. Reyna scored a brace before Marcos Reus, Thorgan Hazard and Jude Bellingham got on the score sheet.

Borussia Dortmund players in a file photo; Credit: Twitter/@BlackYellow
By Sreejith C R | May 2, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


Borussia Dortmund thrashed second division team Holstein Kiel 5-0 at the Westfalenstadion on Saturday in the DFP-Pokal semi-final clash. Dortmund will face RB Leipzig in the final on May14th. Giovanni Reyna scored a brace for Dortmund in the initial stage of the game. Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard and Jude Bellingham later got on the score sheet for Dortmund. Holstein, which had beaten holders Bayern Munich in the second round never got into the game. Dortmund came into the match without their star striker Erling Haaland, out with an injury.

Earlier, Reyna made it 1-0 for Dortmund in the 16th minute. The American striker’s right-footed low shot from inside the penalty area went into the bottom left corner of Holstein’s goal. Six minutes later, the teenager made it 2-0 for Dortmund. After some fine work from Marco Reus and a back heel from Raphael Guerreiro, the ball fell to Reyna, who tapped in from close range.

Four minutes after the second goal, Emre Can’s lofted ball picked up Marco Reus inside the penalty box. The German controlled the ball nicely and calmly finished it past Holstein goalkeeper Dahne. Thorgan Hazard scored Dortmund’s fourth goal in the 32nd minute. Holstein midfielder Meffert’s miss pass gave the ball to Hazard, who ran past the last defender and placed a grounded shot into the left of Dahne.

Jude Bellingham’s strike from outside the penalty box deflected off the Holstein defender and went past Dahne in the 41st minute. It was the last goal of the match and Dortmund sealed their spot in the final of the German Cup with an impressive first-half performance.

“Today we were very efficient in front of goal and we are happy to have reached the final,” Reus said. “What we want is to qualify for the Champions League and bring the Cup to Dortmund.”

Dortmund will host second-placed RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on May 8th. Dortmund are placed fifth in the league table and are fighting hard for a European spot.

“We cannot stop working now and we will see what we can achieve,” he said.

In what could be the only worry for Dortmund on the night, defender Mateu Morey was taken off the stretcher in the second half, in what looked like a serious knee injury.

“It was a perfect evening until that point,” Terzic said. “We saw what happened and heard his reactions, just terrible. Now we just wish him the best. He is off to hospital.”

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic will be looking to win his first silverware at the club, when they take on RB Leipzig in the final in Berlin. Leipzig had defeated Werder Bremen 2-1 in a thriller on Friday night to reach the final.



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