Dortmund stun Gladbach late in entertaining clash

Borussia Dortmund left it late to emerge as 3-2 winner over VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach at Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK on Saturday.

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  • Reus opens the scoring
  • Stindl fires in equaliser
  • Schmelzer own goal puts Gladbach ahead
  • Aubameyang comes off  the bench to equalise
  • Guerreiro with late winner

Match Summary

Marco Reus had Dortmund ahead against his former club when he converted an early penalty after Christian Pulisic was fouled, but Gladbach were level at the break thanks to Lars Stindl taking his opportunity in the 43rd minute.

Die Fohlen had the lead soon after the restart when André Hahn’s shot at goal was deflected in by BVB defender Marcel Schmelzer

BVB’s star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came off the bench to draw them level on the hour mark before Raphaël Guerreiro won it in the 87th minute.

Full Report

Dortmund were dominant in the early stages and they earned a penalty in just the ninth minute when Christian Pulisic was brought down by Mahmoud Dahoud.

The question marks over the decision were less about the nature of the foul than the position of it, as it happened right on the edge of the box, and Gladbach players were furious to see the spot kick given.

Up stepped former Gladbach star Marco Reus to convert from the spot and give Dortmund an early lead.

BVB almost had a second just a couple of minutes later when Yann Sommer was called on to deny Ousmane Dembele.

Reus came close to a second in the 27th minute when he cut inside from a wide position and looked to curl it past Sommer, but Tobias Strobl intervened with the block.

As halftime approached Gladbach were getting into the game, despite Dortmund still looking the better team, but they were level at halftime after a 43rd-minute strike from Lars Stindl found the bottom corner.

Dortmund were at fault for conceding soon after the restart as a defensive error allowed André Hahn a chance that was quickly smothered by goalkeeper Roman Burki.

But BVB failed to deal with the resulting corner, and another shot at goal by Hahn took a deflection off Marcel Schmelzer that diverted it into his own net.

The 57th minute saw the introduction of free-scoring striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and it took the Gabon international just 109 seconds  to draw Dortmund level when he latched onto Ousmane Dembélé’s through ball and tucked it in from a tight angle.

The match looked to be heading to a stalemate until the 87th minute when Raphaël Guerreiro won it for Dortmund with a glancing header that had the beating of Sommer again.

The rest of Saturday’s Bundesliga results:

Bayern München 2 – 2 Mainz 05
Hertha BSC 1 – 0 Wolfsburg
Hamburger SV 1 – 2 Darmstadt 98
Ingolstadt 2 – 4 Werder Bremen
Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 FC Augsburg