Werder Bremen rallied from two goals down in the 89th minute to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 on Saturday, with Scottish forward Oliver Burke scoring the game-winning goal.
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic stated that his team did not deserve to win, but that they should have held on to their late lead.
“We’re talking about a deserved defeat,” Terzic told AFP subsidiary SID.
“Still, it’s brutally frustrating when you’re 2-0 up until the 88th minute. “Despite a weak performance, you have to win the game.”
Visibly shaken Dortmund captain Marco Reus said he had “no idea how that could happen”.
Bremen coach Ole Werner was unable to explain his side’s miraculous comeback.
“The last minutes were pure emotion. It was madness. It can’t be explained rationally,” he said.
Burke, who scored in the fifth minute of injury time to earn Bremen a point against Stuttgart at home last Saturday, repeated the feat by outrunning Dortmund debutant Niklas Suele and hammering a shot past goalkeeper Gregor Kobel to give the visitors all three points.
In the 89th minute, with Dortmund holding a comfortable 2-0 lead, Bremen pulled one back through defender Lee Buchanan, who capitalised on a poor clearance.
Dortmund appeared rattled and conceded an equaliser three minutes later when Niklas Schmidt scored.
Julian Brandt, a Bremen-born Dortmund midfielder, had opened the scoring in first-half injury time with a superb curling shot into the bottom corner.
Portuguese wing-back Raphael Guerreiro then scored in the 77th minute to give Dortmund what looked like a comfortable lead.
The defeat ends Dortmund’s unbeaten start to the season and Terzic’s nine-match winning streak.
Ronaldo to Dortmund?!
Sports director Sebastian Kehl was the latest Borussia Dortmund official on Sunday to dismiss rumours around a possible transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United to the Bundesliga club!
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke had already refuted the speculation in some media on Friday, and Kehl told Bild TV that “Cristiano Ronaldo will not move to Borussia Dortmund. This is so.”
Kehl said there has been no contact and added that the club has also not dealt with the issue, DPA reports. “The click figures were probably outstanding but we have done a few things over the past days to pin down this rumour,” Kehl said.
He added that Ronaldo is “certainly a fantastic player, a world footballer. But if it is said that he is missing the Bundesliga then that is not our issue.”