French striker Anthony Modeste thanked Dortmund manager Edin Terzic after his first-half goal gave his side a narrow 1-0 victory over Hertha Berlin on Saturday. Modeste headed in a cross from Salish Ozan, who also arrived from Cologne this summer, in the 32nd minute to put Dortmund 1-0. Known for his theatrical celebrations that often involve dancing and even props, Modeste ran emotionally to Dortmund manager Edin Terzic and hugged him after scoring. In a conversation with Sky after the match, Modeste attributed his winner to Terzic.
“I’m so happy I scored my first goal. It took a while, but it was really important.”
“I’ve been through so much (since my arrival in Dortmund), but the manager was always there for me.”
Dortmund, which faced heavy criticism after discarding a 2-0 lead in the 88th minute to lose 3-2 to Weider Bremen last Saturday, had a nervous end to the game but held on to their third win of the season. season.
The goal was Modeste’s eighth against Hertha in 11 appearances.
Dortmund have scored 10 goals in competitive matches this season, each from a different goalscorer.
Elsewhere, Union Berlin moved into the lead alone, at least until Saturday’s late game, after a 6-1 win over Schalke.
Braces from Heraldship Becker and Sven Michel, along with strikes from Morten Thorsby and Janik Haberer, gave Union a dominant victory.
The Berlin club, who will start their first-ever Europa League campaign in September, are unbeaten (four wins and a draw) after five competitive matches in 2022-23.
Berlin national coach Urs Fischer did not want his team to be carried away by the “lucky” victory.
“Our 3-1 lead at half time was lucky. Schalke was better, more aggressive and more agile than us,” the Swiss manager told Germany’s SID.
“What was good was that we were more efficient.”
RB Leipzig took their first Bundestags win of the season with a 2-0 home win over Wolfsburg.
Leipzig’s French striker Christopher Nkunku converted a penalty after five minutes to open the scoring.
Former Chelsea striker Timo Werner, who started from the bench after an infection, provided Nkunku’s second in the 90th minute to relieve some pressure from Leipzig coach Domenico Tedesco.
Bayer Leverkusen took the first points of the season with a 3-0 win over Mainz.
Leverkusen, who had scored just one goal in three Bundesliga games and had already been eliminated from the German Cup, scored three goals in the first half, including a brace for Dutch fullback Jeremie Frimpong.
Hoffenheim won their third game of the season with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Augsburg, thanks to a goal from Dennis Geiger in the first half.
In Saturday’s late game, Bayern Munich have a chance to reclaim first place if they beat the visiting Borussia Monchengladbach.
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