Amazing parallels on paper, a goalkeeper in the foreign penalty area and two names, which shaped the encounter between Borussia Dortmund and the Rangers from Glasgow more than 20 years ago. In short: the upcoming Europa League lot of BVB keeps some incredible stories ready.
- BVB-Keeper Lehmann: first template, then Matchwinner
- More about: Historical listening to the BVB thriller against Glasgow
On Thursday (from 18:45 clock at RTL + and in the Borussia Dortmund live ticker), the BVB against the Rangers wants to lay the foundation for the move to the second round of the Europa League. Exactly this undertaking, the black and yellow sought more than 22 years ago – and of course, the opponents also said Rangers FC.
Review, December 1999: Two weeks after the 0: 2 In Ibrox, Borussia Dortmund has to deliver Dortmund in the second leg of the third European League Round. And it goes well, Victor Ikpeba nods to lead after half an hour.
The Nigerian striker is alienated until then (and also afterwards) in the BVB Dress. Against the Rangers he shoots one of his only four goals for the black yellow. Much of his most important.
Nevertheless, the BVB runs the time of it. It is only 1: 0, Dortmund would have left. Keeper Jens Lehmann moves forward and for the first time, but not last in the focus.
BVB-Keeper Lehmann: first template, then Matchwinner
The goalkeeper wants to punch a header to the gate, but rather passes the ball. Nevertheless, the ball flippers from his pillar to Fredi Bobic, which dusts easily as a trained center tower. 2: 0, extension! Later penetration shooting.
Lehmann holds three Glasgow’s penalties in a row, the BVB bays for hits of Bobic, Alfred Nijhuis and Sergej Barbarz the eighth final ticket. The actually amazing constellation can be found on a Scottish side.
More about: Historical listening to the BVB thriller against Glasgow
Two of the three misses are Claudio Reyna and Giovanni van Bronckhorst. One father, the other namesake of today’s BVB star Giovanni Reyna. Not enough: Van Bronckhorst stands on Thursday evening as Glasgow coach on the side line.
“I am very, very well friend with the Reyna family, I know Gio since the day he was born,” said the Dutch in advance of the game: “This will be a special moment when we face each other.”
Achieving a crisis of BVB attacker (Reinier, for example) a goal, the circle is likely to close in full.