Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel could not hide his delight after the 3-2 victory over VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach in their Bundesliga clash on Saturday.
Raphaël Guerreiro’s last minute winner secured Die Borussen all three points to help Tuchel’s side hold onto their third place Champions League spot – ahead of the crucial DFB Pokal semi-final against FC Bayern Munchen on Wednesday.
Marco Reus’ tenth minute penalty opened the scoring for the visitors at Borussia Park, before Lars Stindl and Marcel Schmelzer’s own goal on either side of the break gave Die Fohlen the advantage.
However, amidst the injuries to Nuri Sahin and defender Sokratis, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goal just before the hour mark and Guerreiro’s 87th minute strike gave Dortmund the vital win.
“We knew that we could move up to third place,” he said after the game. “But before the match we were also aware of how difficult it would be to get the victory we required, and how complicated it is to win in Mönchengladbach.
“We knew that we would need to show a lot of courage, defend compactly, be very good on the ball and consistently look dangerous going forward each time we had possession. We managed all of that.
“The fact that we managed to emerge with the win, given the way the match unfolded, is something very special,” Tuchel added. “The mood is one of exuberance at the moment, so I am very happy for my players, for all of us.”
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