Roman and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, very Bad Day

Roman I’m sorry, I really am but there was no way I could resist that title. I’ve not seen the film that the title is borrowed from, nor do I know what it’s about but the title is a perfect fit and extremely ironic. For it’s not Alexander who had a bad day. Roman’s replacement in the Freiburg goal, Alexander Schwolow had himself a fairly decent day. True Freiburg did only draw away at KSC but he had a good game and made several very important saves. It’s in large part thanks to him that they have that point.

This is post number 707, I said I wanted to do something special for it, well I think der Klassiker is sufficiently special. Plus it has almost all of my favourite Germans in it (plus Roman who’s Swiss), and just to make it right I have to put Jogi in here too. Can’t have post number 707 without him, it would of course been perfect if Hansi had been at the game too, then he’d be in the post as well but you can’t have everything:

Joachim Löw  at Bayern v Dortmund - 2015-16 1I’m not taking any delight in Bayern’s win over Dortmund yesterday nor am I enjoying Roman Bürki’s misfortune. But I can’t help but point out the irony of the situation. Last time Roman Bürki faced Bayern was when he was still a Freiburg player and that time he was on the winning side. This time not only was he on the losing side but he himself as the title suggests had a truly awful day. Because not only did Bayern absolutely destroy Dortmund but he himself made several critical mistakes. His first der Klassiker will not be a memory he’ll treasure forever, that’s for certain. More like a nightmare he’d do anything to forget. Up until now he’s been mostly perfect in his first season at Dortmund with no major mistakes to speak of. Yesterday afternoon put a halt to that and witnessed some unusually poor decision making from him. For the fourth and fifth goals he was just a bystander, completely helpless, and the first could only be described as comical.

Not that his mistakes take anything away from the quality of the goals of course. But it was embarrassing, hugely so for him to be caught out in such a similar way twice in the same game. Not just for him but for the defence too, to be caught out by such a simple move. Just what Roman was doing I don’t know, especially the second time. I think his reaction says it all, I’m not sure he knows either:

Roman_B_rki_mistake_Bayern_v_Dortmund_1On the subject of reactions, Manuel Neuer’s reaction to the fourth goal was great, not quite as cool as getting to see him run to the touchline to find someone to hug but still worth making a GIF of:

Manuel_Neuer_celebrates_Bayern_v_DortmundIt was also not a good day for Bernd Leno, he had to suffer the embarrassment of putting the ball in his own net when he miss hit a back pass from Jonathan Tah:

Bernd_Leno_own_goal_Leverkusen_v_Augsburg_1 Bernd_Leno_own_goal_Leverkusen_v_Augsburg_2One final GIF, returning to the Dortmund game, this very amusing one of Thomas Tuchel that I just could not resist making:

Thomas_Tuchel_kung_fuThomas Müller opened the scoring in somewhat comical fashion it has to be said, he also got the second, successfully converting a penalty. Robert Lewandowski also scored two, continuing his record breaking ways, his first goal coming 22 seconds after the restart. It’s starting to become a theme with him, quick goals in the start of the second half. Aubameyang also continued with his record breaking, he’s scored in eight games in a row now for Dortmund.

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Mario Götze goal – Bayern v Dortmund

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