#34 // Hennings → Lukebakio Fortuna Düsseldorf 3 – 3 Bayern Munich

Final minute, down by one to the great Bayern Munich dynasty.

And then a goal that elicited this, from the broadcast booth:

“C’est incroyable! C’est incroyable!!”

 

 

 

I would argue, given the nature of this site, that such a cry referred to the assist.

Hennings twisting sideways, launching a first touch half-volley on a perfect line to the other end of the field for Lukebakio.

It is, as was said, incroyable.

 

 

But in the scenario where it referred to the goal, and not the pass…

It was admittedly a special one.

Lukebakio’s third of the night, about 70 seconds left in the game.

A hat trick, away at the Allianz Arena in Munich, earning an upset draw against the perennially dominant kings of the Bundesliga.

 

 

It’s the first Bundesliga season in a while for Fortuna Dusseldorf, after being promoted from the “2. Bundesliga”.

From 2002-04, they’d sunk all the way down to the 4th tier league. Now, they’ve made their way back—rising up at the end of a long odyssey into a game like this one.

And sneaking a draw on a world-class team, in the most unlikely of ways.

Important, too—with the Bundesliga table at a turning point, Dortmund ready to take off.

 

 

And with this pass, this assist, this goal—they’ve also done something else:

 

They’re out of last place.