Dortmund up to third after Wolfsburg win

Borussia Dortmund got back to winning ways with a convincing 3-0 victory over Vfl Wolfsburg in their Bundesliga clash at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday afternoon.

  • Dortmund 3 Wolfsburg 0
  • Bruma OG opens scoring
  • Piszczek doubles lead
  • Dembele makes it 3-0
  • BVB move up to 3rd

Match summary

Jeffrey Bruma’s own goal in the first-half got the scoring underway before Lukasz Piszczek and Ousmanne Dembele made sure of the result in the second 45.

Full report

It took the home side twenty minutes to break the deadlock, in the most comical fashion. Dortmund looked to a short corner routine to break down Wolfsburg’s defence but as the chance petered out, Marco Reus whipped in a hopeful ball into the area.

However, defender Jeffrey Bruma inexplicably headed the ball over the head of his own goalkeeper Dino Beneglio.

The opening goal lifted the spirits of Thomas Tuchel’s men and the searing pace of Ousmanne Dembele and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang troubled the visitors defence – as they struggled to get a touch of the ball.

And their task to claw themselves back into the game was made even harder as playmaker Daniel Didavi had to limp of the pitch with an injury – to be replaced by Paul Seguin.

Despite the home sides clear dominance in the first 45 minutes, ValĂ©rien Ismael’s side almost leveled matters on the stroke of half-time – totally against the run of play, when forward Yunus Malli’s snap shot from Verinha’s cut-back sailed inches wide from Roman Burki’s post.

It took just five minutes after the break for Dortmund to double their lead when right-back Lukasz Piszczek headed home a wonderfully delivered cross from Dembele, to bag his fifth goal of the season.

On the hour mark, the Pole returned the favor as he found Dembele in the six-yard box to tower home a header beyond Benaglio, to make it 3-0.

Die Borussen were in cruise control after the third and comfortably saw out the remainder of the fixture with ease – to move into third place in the league at the expense of Eintracht Frankfurt.