Aubameyang to the rescue for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund missed a number of good chances in Saturday’s 1-0 Bundesliga victory over RB Leipzig, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netting the only goal.

  • Borussia Dortmund 1 RB Leipzig 0
  • Aubameyang heads home in the 35th minute
  • Reus misses a sitter
  • He shoots wide again in the second half
  • Burki saves Reus’ tame effort

Match summary

As expected, Borussia Dortmund dominated possession although few chances were being created for either team. The tackles were flying in as RB Leipzig were successful in stifling the home team.

However, Dortmund went ahead in the 35th minute when Aubameyang headed home Dembele’s cross. Marco Reus had a game to forget as he missed some great chances. Federico Palacios Martinez thought he grabbed a late equaliser but he was ruled offside.

Full Report

It was a first half of few chances at Signal Iduna Park as RB Leipzig’s committed defensive approach and physicality was stifling Borussia Dortmund’s fluency in attack. The tackles were flying in and it was of little surprise when Bernardo was booked in the 22nd minute.

It took until the 34th minute for Dortmund to create a clear chance when Ousmane Dembele showed pace and skill to race to the byline past Marcel Halstenberg, but his cross was headed over by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, a minute later the miss was forgotten when Dembele flew past Stefan Ilsanker and crossed accurately for Aubameyang to head home in the 35th minute.

After the break, Marco Reus was guilty of missing a sitter after Aubameyang did good work on the right flank in sending him clear.

The prolific striker could have then done better in the 60th minute when he cut inside his defender but his resulting shot lacked power. Leipzig offered no threat in the second half in attack as Dortmund dominated possession for lengthy periods.

Marco Reus had the chance to put the game to bed in the 84th minute when he ran through on goal one-on-one with keeper Roman Burki, but he flashed his effort wide of the post. The 27-year-old was having a match to forget as in the 88th minute he was again put through but his strike went straight at Burki.

The away outfit thought they had snatched an unlikely draw in the fourth minute of injury time when Federico Palacios Martinez had the ball in the back of the net, however he was adjudged to be offside.