Union Berlin 2-1 Borussia Dortmund: Dortmund stunned despite Moukoko’s Goal

Youssoufa Moukoko-Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund’s new coach Edin Terzic tasted his first defeat in three games against Union Berlin on Friday with two second-half goals from Taiwo Awoniyi and Marvin Friedrich. The visitors tasted their fifth defeat of the season.

Borussia Dortmund had teen sensation Moukoko on the score sheet to become the youngest scorer in Bundesliga history. They were the better team overall, but could not match the desire and intensity of a Union Berlin side who are exceeding expectation this season.

The game began on a breathtaking pace with Borussia Dortmund with the first opportunity to open the scoring in the 10th minute through Jadon Sancho. But the Englishman was unable to beat Andreas Luthe in the Berlin goal.

Next to try was Taiwo Awoniyi for Union Berlin, but Burki comfortably saved his low shot. And just before halftime, Dortmund had the best chance of the half when Youssoufa Moukoko was found in the area. But the youngster could only hit the right post from the edge of the box, meaning that the scores were level heading into the break.

But the floodgates opened soon after the break, with three goals both the teams were scored in the span of 20 minutes.

First, it was the home team who opened the scoring through Taiwo Awoniyi; the Nigerian rising on hand to head home from a Grischa Promel’s headed flick in the 57th minute.

The visitors equalised almost immediately through Youssoufa Moukoko, who timed his run perfectly to smash a volley into the top left corner after being released by Raphael Guerreiro. With the goal, the teenager became the youngest ever goal-scorer in Bundesliga history.

However, the home team restored their lead 18 minutes later when Marvin Friedrich smashed a header off the right post and into the net from a Cedric Teuchert corner.

The goal was enough to decide the contest and hand Union Berlin all three points and move them to fifth in the standings. Dortmund meanwhile remained in 4th but are now eight points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
Dortmund will welcome Wolfsburg next, while Berlin host Schalke 04 in their first games after the winter break.