Despite making a good start to the season, Borrusia Dortmund find themselves six points behind league leaders Bayern Munich.
Borussia Dortmund faced defeat once again in the Bundesliga as Stuttgart capitalized on their defensive frailties.
Chadrac Akolo gave the home side an early lead against Dortmund, after an error in communication between defender Bartra and keeper Burki gave the midfielder an easy opportunity to score.
Dortmund, nevertheless, bounced back late into the first half after Maximilian Philipp made the scoreline 1-1 . The German pounced on a rebound after the Stuttgart goalkeeper saved Andre Schurrle’s penalty kick.
First-half substitute Josip Brekalo then scored a goal after six minutes into the second half which proved to be the winner for the home side.
Dortmund didn’t feature their star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the match as the club penalized him for partying.
The replacement for the team’s top scorer was former Chelsea forward Schurrle who didn’t quite make the same impact as the Gabonese striker.
However, the World Cup winner has pointed out to his team’s inefficiency to control the game as a culprit for their third consecutive defeat.
Following the game, the forward said:
“I think we played a good game, especially in the first half after the almost own-goal.
“We came back strong, had good control and played some good football. But we need to score more goals.
“In the second half, we didn’t dominate the game as we wanted. It went from in front of their goal to the other goal and, as Borussia Dortmund, you can’t let the game happen like this. We have to dominate and work the ball. We can’t give them so many good chances.”