Favre pays heavy price for defeat
Lucien Favre was sacked as Borussia Dortmund manager following their 5-1 defeat at home to promoted side Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund have parted ways with head coach Lucien Favre.
The club would like to thank Lucien for his dedication and wish him success in his future. pic.twitter.com/eOxSY1w9RY
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) December 13, 2020
After a run of three games without a win and a slump that has seen them fall to fifth, the Dortmund board sacked the Swiss coach on Sunday and announced Favre’s former assistant Edin Terzic will take charge until the end of the season.
Stuttgart scored three goals in 10 second half minutes to embarrass Dortmund and ultimately end Favre’s reign.
The visitors took the lead after 26 minutes from the penalty spot when Silas Wamangituka Fundu sent Roma Burki the wrong way after Emre Can brought down Mateo Klimowicz.
Dortmund were missing Erling Haaland up top but 18-year-old Giovanni Reyna equalised with a sublime chip six minutes before half-time to bring the hosts level after a pinpoint pass by Raphael Guerreiro.
Stuttgart went ahead for the second time in the 53rd minute when Wamangituka Fundu slotted in from close range after Orel Mangala breezed past a couple of defenders and set him up.
It was his seventh league goal of the season and his second successive brace, after he scored twice last week in the 2-1 win against Werder Bremen.
Philipp Foerster made it three on the hour mark when he was left unmarked in the box after being picked out by Borna Sosa.
Then three minutes later it was 4-1. Jude Bellingham gave the ball away sloppily and Tanguy Coulibaly punished him by curling his shot into the far corner.
Nicolas Gonzalez added a fifth in stoppage time, racing through on goal after another Dortmund mistake in possession.
WHAT A PERFORMANCE! WHAT A WIN! 😍😍#BVBVfB #VfB pic.twitter.com/UtfqohbZXk
— VfB Stuttgart_int (@VfB_int) December 12, 2020
Stuttgart have the best away record in the division with 14 points from six games.
Dortmund have now lost six of their eight games at home without fans. They had lost one in 32 games at home under Favre with fans in the stands.
– winless at home 👎
– unbeaten on the road 👍
Stuttgart are just the second team in Bundesliga history to boast this curious record after 11 matchdays of a season 🧐 pic.twitter.com/8Bw3H7nPxG
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) December 14, 2020
Featured image: DORTMUND, GERMANY – DECEMBER 12: Head coach Lucien Favre of Dortmund is seen during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart at Signal Iduna Park on December 12, 2020 in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)