FULL TIME: And that is all she wrote. Dortmund win 3-0 after a brace from Haaland and a first Bundesliga goal for Reyna, assisted by Bellingham. Thanks for following the game with us..
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Borussia Dortmund - Borussia M’gladbach
Bundesliga - 19 September 2020
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Dortmund face Augsburg next Saturday while Gladbach take on Union Berlin.
Dortmund just playing keep ball. Haaland was lining up a shot from outside the box but instead pops it off to Witsel.
Gladbach have a corner. Its floated in and Humels heads it clear.
Sancho has another impressive game just as Manchester United are losing 2-1 to Crystal Palace.
- OffJadon SanchoBorussia Dortmund
- OnMarco ReusBorussia Dortmund
Sancho makes way for the veteran Reus.
- OffGiovanni ReynaBorussia Dortmund
- OnJulian BrandtBorussia Dortmund
Brandt is on.
- GoalErling HaalandBorussia Dortmund
GOAL FOR DORTMUND! From the Gladbach corner, Dortmund break. Sancho bursts into the box from his own box, threads it through to Haaland who lofts it over the keeper for his second.
Strong challenge from Can on Hoffmann in the box, he appeared to win the ball but caught him on the follow through. No penalty given. Its a corner instead, and Dortmund clear.
Reus, who scored in the cup earlier this week, is preparing to come on.
CLOSE! Bensebaini, in a more advanced role, fizzes a low shot across goal.
- OffOscar WendtBorussia M’gladbach
- OnPatrick HerrmannBorussia M’gladbach
Herrmann is on for Wendt.
Akanji gives it away, Thuram crosses for Plea but Burki gathers.
Delaney is coming on for the debutant Bellingham, who has started well.
Gladbach running out of ideas to get back into this game.
PENALTY SHOUT! Hummels appeared to catch Thuram as they both ran for the ball. VAR takes a look and no spot-kick is awarded. Hummels is a lucky boy.
Haaland is an absolute beast, using his strength again to tee up Witsel.
- OffLars StindlBorussia M’gladbach
- OnAlassane PléaBorussia M’gladbach
Plea is also on for the visitors.
- OffHannes WolfBorussia M’gladbach
- OnMarcus ThuramBorussia M’gladbach
Thuram is on for Stindl.
CLOSE! Sancho finds Reyna whose low shot is saved, it falls to Passlack whose effort is cleared off the line by Ginter.
- Goal by penaltyErling HaalandBorussia Dortmund
DORTMUND SCORE THE PENALTY! Haaland steps up and coolly sends the keeper the wrong way.
PENALTY GIVEN! The ref has a look at the monitor and its a penalty. Bensebaini looked to have caught Reyna.
PENALTY SHOUT! Reyna tripped in the box, the ref tells him to get up. That looked like a pen but replays showed there was minimal contact. VAR time..
Can low driving cross is cleared by the keeper, it falls to Passlack whose shot swerves away from goal.
No changes made by either side at the break.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF: Dortmund get the second period underway.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Dortmund lead 1-0 after Reyna's first Bundesliga goal, set up by fellow 17-year-old Bellingham. Gladbach have had a couple of decent chances though.
Gladbach have responded well to going behind. The game has certainly lvened up after a tepid opening.
GOOD SAVE! Lainer's left-footed long ranger is tipped over. From the corner, Stindl's effort is blocked.
WOODWORK! Can's cross falls into the path of Sancho whose glancing header flicks the top of the bar.
Witsel caught late by Stindl, a deserved booking.
There is a bit of handbags after a tasty challenge from Meunier. No action taken by the ref.
The visitors will be kicking themselves at failing to clear the ball before Reyna pulled the trigger.
GOAL FOR DORTMUND! Reyna with a low shot from close range after a lay off from Bellingham.
It was actually a really good save from Burki's foot to keep out Hoffman's initial shot.
CLOSE! Hofmann nearly pokes the ball in after his shot is parried but Dortmund hack it away.
Ah, the sound of boos from a crowd at a referee's decision to play an advantage, how we have missed you.
Can is penalised for a foul near the corner flag and its a free-kick to the visitors. The ball is flicked on by Ginter but Dortmund get it away.
Gladbach's three man defence has been fairly solid, restricting the hosts to few opportunities.
CLOSE! Haaland runs onto a ball over the top, he uses his strength brillliantly to win the ball and his low shot is deflected wide. The corner comes to nothing.
CHANCE! Dortmund have a freekick midway in the Gladbach half. Sancho's pinpoint delivery finds Haaland whose header is straight at the the keeper.
Felix Passlack is on, his first Bundesliga appearance since 2017.
Hazard is limping off for treatment.
Hazard is down and clutching his hamstring after pulling up earlier. His afternoon looks over.
- Yellow cardManuel AkanjiBorussia Dortmund
Akanji booked for a stinging challenge on Stindl.
Meunier fizzes in a low cross which is hacked clear, there were handball apeals bt the Foals break away but cannot make anything of it. Dortmund continuing to defend with a high line.
Kramer with a dangerous low cross into the box but Burki is quick off his line to gather.
Sancho threads it through to young Reyna, who mis-hits his cross in the box and its a goalkick, oh dear.
Around 10,000 fans are in the stadium, for the first time since March. And they have seen quite a cagey, slow start from both sides.
None of the previous 49 meetings between these sides has ended 0-0. Hopefully it's not sods law today.
Dortmund defending with a high line. Gladbach nearly capitalise on the left flank but the flag is raised for off-side.
KICK OFF: We are underway. Gladbach kick us off.
COUNTDOWN: 5 minutes till kick off!
Marco Rose's side thrashed lower-league side Oberneuland 8-0 in a cup tie this week to make it four competitive victories in a row stretching back to the 2019-20 campaign.
But in terms of head-to-head, they have lost 10 league games in a row against BVB.
Dortmund finished runners-up to Bayern Munich last season, four points better off than fourth-placed Gladbach.
German football icon Lothar Matthaus perhas put it best this week, he said the only way Dortmund have any chance of toppling Bayern is to have a "100% season" and hope their rivals drop off.
Bayern Munich will finish the weekend top on goal difference, after beating Schalke 8-0 last night, unless another side can produce a larger drubbing.
Dortmund include new signings Meunier and Bellingham in the starting XI along with the front three of Hazard, Haaland and reported Manchester United target Sancho.
Valentino Lazaro and Denis Zakaria remain out for the visitors due to injuy layoffs.
GLADBACH: Sommer, Kramer, Wolf, Stindl, Wendt, Lainer, Hofmann, Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Neuhaus...Subs: Sippel, Lang, Hermann, Thuram, Plea, Traore, Jantschke, Musel, Reitz.
DORTMUND: Burki, Akanji, Hummels, Can, Meunier, Hazard, Witsel, Bellingham, Reyna, Sancho, Haaland...Subs: Hitz, Delaney, Reinier, Brandt, Reus, Wolf, Dahoud, Passlack.
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