Dortmund - Mainz 05

Germany: Bundesliga
Dortmund M. Reus (3), E. Håland (Pen. 54), E. Håland (90)
Mainz 05 J. Burkardt (87)

Rose happy with win despite conceding 'unnecessary' goal

By Rune Gjerulff

Dortmund coach Marco Rose was happy to take three points against Mainz despite conceding an 'unnecessary' goal.

Marco Rose.
Marco Rose.Photo: Borussia Dortmund/OneFootball

Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose was happy with Saturday's 3-1 win over Mainz, although he felt his side made things unnecessary difficult by conceding a goal.

'Die Schwarzgelben' went 2-0 up through goals from Marco Reus and Erling Haaland. Jonathan Burkardt then pulled one back for Mainz, providing a glimmer of hope for the guests, before Haaland closed the game in injury time.

"We're very happy with the three points, of course. We knew what to expect. And that's what we got," Rose told reporters at the post-match press conference.

"We did not think Mainz would be so passive in the first half. But we dealt with that well, got into the game really well and quickly scored a nice goal. We always felt that everything was under control, even though we were sometimes a bit erratic. In the second half, Mainz were more active.

"Making it 2-0 actually gave us the breathing space we needed, but we made life difficult for ourselves again. That was unnecessary. All in all, it was a decent game over 90 minutes, a deserved victory and so a good start to the next phase."

1Gregor Kobel
24Thomas Meunier
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels ↩67
14Nico Schulz
19Julian Brandt ↩78
23Emre Can ↩85
22Jude Bellingham
11Marco Reus (C) ↩85
9Erling Håland
21Donyell Malen ↩66
35Marwin Hitz
36Ansgar Knauff
34Marin Pongracic ↪67
10Thorgan Hazard ↪66
20Reinier ↪85
28Axel Witsel ↪85
30Felix Passlack
39Marius Wolf ↪78
Mainz 05
27Robin Zentner
30Silvan Widmer
16Stefan Bell ↩69
19Moussa Niakhate (C)
25Niklas Tauer
6Anton Stach ↩83
8Leandro Barreiro ↩69
23Anderson-Lenda Lucoqui ↩46
5Jean-Paul Boëtius
9Karim Onisiwo
11Marcus Ingvartsen ↩69
1Finn Dahmen
29Jonathan Burkardt ↪69
3Aarón Martín ↪46
18Daniel Brosinski
34David Nemeth
42Alexander Hack ↪69
7Lee Jae-Sung ↪69
22Kevin Stöger
24Merveille Papela ↪83

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