Hannover put four past 10-man Dortmund

Hannover 96

Borussia Dortmund’s winless run in the Bundesliga stretched to three matches as they went down 4-2 to Hannover 96 at the HDI-Arena on Saturday.

Hannover 96 4 Borussia Dortmund 2
Jonathas nets penalty on 20′
Zagadou levels on 27
Bebou scores on 40′
Yarmolenko levels with 52′ played
Klaus on target on 60′
Bebou seals the win on 86′

Match summary

Jonathas opened the scoring from the penalty mark before a quick-fire equaliser from Dan-Axel Zagadou.

Ihlas Bebou restored the hosts’ lead but Andriy Yarmolenko had other ideas at the start of the second half.

Felix Klaus though put Hannover ahead once again before Bebou killed off the tie with his second of the game late on.

Full report

It was a frenetic start to this tie with both sides showing their attacking intent.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could have been in for an early goal as Yarmolenko floated in an excellent ball, but Salif Sane was well placed to clear.

Marvin Bakalorz failed to test Roman Burki with his seventh minute sighter before the Dortmund stopper spread himself to stop Pirmin Schwegler from tapping home after Bebou broke into the box.

And just as it appeared as if the game was settling into a rhythm, Hannover took a 20th minute lead, from the penalty spot.

Burki was beaten to a ball by Klaus and upended the player, leaving Jonathas to net his second goal of the season as he sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.

Christian Pulisic almost found Aubameyang as Dortmund looked to respond, and respond they did, with just 27 minutes on the clock.

Zagadou did well to control the ball on his chest following a half-cleared corner before volleying home.

Yarmolenko should have put the visitors in the lead after being fed by Pulisic, who had dispossessed Sane, but the winger somehow blasted his shot over the crossbar from close range.

And the miss was to prove costly as Hannover took the lead for a second time, through the lively Bebou who latched onto a deep cross from Jonathas to beat Burki.

Klaus fired over the Dortmund goal at the start of the second half, but it took just seven minutes for the league leaders to level again.

Yarmolenko volleyed in at the near post past after Sane’s headed clearance fell to the wideman, with 52 minutes on the clock.

Hannover were stunned by the goal but were back in the tie with a red card to Zagadou for a foul on Jonathas, on 59 minutes.

And sensationally, they were then back in the lead a minute later through a fantastic free-kick from Klaus.

Moments later, home stopper Philipp Tschauner reacted well to a Bakalorz deflection from a Pulisic cross before a period of end-to-end action, as first Tschauner did well to deny Pulisic after a neat one-two with Aubameyang before Burki had to be alert to deny Klaus with a well-hit drive.

Tschauner then got down well to keep out second-half substitute Nuri Sahin on 66 minutes before Bebou dragged an effort wide of Burki’s post, with 15 minutes of the match remaining.

Bebou failed to beat the keeper when one-on-one with Burki moments later as, another substitute, Raphael Guerreiro, had a looped effort fly just over the Hannover goal.

Dortmund were pushing for another equaliser, but it was Hannover, and Bebou who scored the final goal of the game, with 86 minutes played – as he raced onto a good ball from substitute Martin Harnik before beating Burki at his near post, from the right-hand side.

Burki denied Harnik from scoring with an overhead kick before another missed chance at the death, as his side saw out this tie to claim an important three points.

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