Ten-man Dortmund sneak a point

Despite playing with a man down for more than half the match, Borussia Dortmund were able to earn a 2-2 draw with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena.

  • Hoffenheim 2 Dortmund 2
  • Uth opens scoring
  • Gotze levels
  • Wagner restores lead
  • Reus sent off
  • Aubameyang snatches draw

Match Summary

Mark Uth opened the scoring for the hosts in just the third minute of the match before Mario Gotze drew Dortmund level eight minutes later.

Sandro Wagner then put the home side back in front in the 20th minute as Hoffenheim continued to put on an impressive display.

It seemed like everything was going their way on the night when Marco Reus was given his marching orders for picking up a second yellow card in the 41st minute. However, it wasn’t enough to prevent the visitors equalising once again through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Full Report

The hosts got off to the best possible start when Uth put the ahead with a sharp finish less than 180 seconds after the match kicked off.

The goal served to wake BvB up Marcel Schmeltzer sent a header over the bar moments later before Aubameyang was denied by Oliver Baumann.

They continued to knock on the door and eventually found the breakthrough after Ousamane Dembele played a fantastic ball into the box for Gotze, who took his chance with aplomb to make the score 1-1 in the 11th minute.

Kerem Demirbay then tested Roman Weidenfeller, but his shot lacked the power to trouble the Dortmund stopper.

The home side retook the lead in the 20th minute when Benjamini Hubner played a neat headed pass to Wagner and the striker took the ball into the box and slotted it past Weidenfeller.

The visitors night went from bad to worse when Reus picked up his second yellow card in the 41st minute for a clumsy challenge when he should have known better.

They nearly paid dearly second later when Wagner jump above the defence to get his head on the end of a free kick, but put his chance wide.

The Brazilian-born striker then rattled the crossbar two minutes after half time as the hosts looked to secure the win.

However, disaster struck in the 48th minute when Aubameyang got on the end of a cutting through ball before lofting a delicate shot over Baumann to draw Dortmund level once again.

The sides continued to trade chances throughout the second period in search of a winner, but Hoffenheim went closest in the 90th minute when Andrej Kramaric was denied by a wonderful save from Weidenfeller.