Manchester United vs. Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund finished their North American excursion with a 3-2 triumph over English Head Association heavyweights Manchester Joined on Sunday to rebuff the Red Villains’ protective errors.
In an entertaining clash at the home of NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium, Dortmund’s newly signed striker, Youssoufa Moukoko, demonstrated his potential with a second-half brace, proving the difference.
Joined director Erik ten Witch began with a virtual save group, leaving stars like Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, and new marking Bricklayer Mount on the seat.
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Nevertheless, United’s makeshift XI dominated Dortmund for much of the first half, taking the lead through Digo De Lott’s long-range strike in the 24th minute.
However, just before the end of the first half, Dortmund turned the game around with two goals in a minute from the Netherlands’ international forward, Donyell Malen.
The first chance came when United’s defense failed to stop a strike from Karim Adeyemi on the right side.
Despite the attention of the combined defenders, Adeyemi managed to square the ball to Malen, who curled it past from close range.
A minute later, Malen doubled his tally, capitalizing on a slip from United’s Harry Maguire to place Sebastian Hohler on goal.
United’s goalkeeper, Andre Onana, made a save, and then breathed a sigh of relief as Adeyemi widened the follow-up from inside the goalmouth.
United leveled the score in the 52nd minute when Brazilian forward Antony slotted home a loose ball from inside the area after an unsuccessful clearance by Dortmund’s experienced Matt Hummels.
Ten Hag made changes with 30 minutes remaining, introducing Rashford, who immediately posed a greater attacking threat.
However, it was Dortmund that found the decisive goal, as seasoned Marco Reus produced a clever finish to make Moukoko the match-winner.
United: Heaton (Onana 46); Dalot (Casemiro 61), Lindelof (Martinez 61), Maguire (Evans 61), Williams (Shaw 61); Eriksen (Wan-Bissaka 61), McTominay (c) (Mount 61); Pellistri (Rashford 61), van de Beek (Fernandes 61), Forson (Antony 38); Sancho (Hugill 77).
Substitutes not used: Bishop, Fernandez, Gore, Hannibal.
Scorers: Dalot 24, Antony 52
Borussia Dortmund: Kobel (Meyer 46), Ryerson (Meunier 62 (Pohlmann 68)), Sule (Bueno 76), Hummels (Papadopoulos 77), Wolf (Bensebaini 46), Emre Can (Bamba 62), Sabitzer (Ozcan 46), Brandt (Besong 76), Adeyemi (Hazard 62), Malen (Reus 61), Haller (Moukoko 61).
Substitutes not used: Lotka, Kirsch, Blank.
Scorers: Malen 43, 44, Moukoko 71
Booked: Adeyemi, Hummels