Borussia Dortmund passes Hoffenheim to close the gap to Bayern Munich
Hoffenheim 2-3 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland and Marco Reus find the net as Dortmund put on a five-goal thriller to go within three points of Bayern Munich
- Erling Haaland and Marco Reus scored Borussia Dortmund’s first two goals
- An own goal by David Raum turned out to be the decisive goal in the match
- Andrej Kramaric and Georginio Rutter scored for the hosts, but it wasn’t enough
- Dortmund remains second, but is now only three points behind Bayern Munich
Borussia Dortmund held off a spirited Hoffenheim to take a nerve-racking 3-2 win at the Rhein-Neckar Arena on Saturday, leaving them less than three points behind league leaders Bayern Munich.
Erling Haaland opened the score for the visitors in the sixth minute, but just before half-time Hoffenheim hit back via Andrej Kramaric.
Dortmund opened up a two-goal lead after halftime thanks to Marco Reus and an own goal from David Raum, but they were sweating in the closing stages of the game when substitute Georginio Rutter withdrew a goal for the hosts.
Erling Haaland taps in from close range to give Borussia Dortmund the lead
Andrej Kramaric (R) celebrates that Hoffenheim is level again just before half time
Marco Reus celebrates his goal in the second half and puts Dortmund on the road to a crucial victory
Dortmund players celebrate a 3-1 lead after David Raum’s unfortunate own goal
Georginio Rutter tries to lift the crowd after scoring late to give Hoffenheim hope
More to follow.