Borussia Dortmund’s players came in for harsh criticism from the club’s fans as they near the end of an intensely disappointing 2017-18 season.
The Bundesliga side are a lowly third in the table, losing touch with champions Bayern and arch-rivals Schalke.
And a disastrous 2-0 derby defeat to Schalke last weekend further incensed supporters, who slammed BVB’s line-up from the stands on Saturday.
A series of critical banners could be seen at Signal Iduna Park prior to the fixture against Bayer Leverkusen.
“Didn’t realize the importance of the derby – failure!” one of the messages read.
Another banner was even harsher on Dortmund, stating that with “No will, no passion, no courage, no team – nobody represents Borussia Dortmund less than you!”
With just four games remaining of the Bundesliga season, Saturday’s clash was a must-win for BVB against Leverkusen.
Goals from Jadon Sancho, Marco Reus and Max Philipp, however, helped the hosts take control, and might give the struggling giants some breathing space after a difficult run.