Borussia Dortmund hit FC Koln for six of their bid to overhaul Bayern Munich and transfer into the Bundesliga’s prime spot with a 6-1 win at Sign Iduna Park.
Raphael Guerreiro opened the scoring inside quarter-hour earlier than Sebastian Haller shortly made it two and Marco Reus added a 3rd on the half-hour mark.
Donyell Malen added a fourth on 35 minutes earlier than Reus and Haller sealed braces within the second half so as to add insult to damage.
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Dortmund took the lead after quarter-hour by way of Guerreiro.
Malen burst ahead on the right-hand aspect and slipped the ball by way of Julian Chabot’s legs earlier than he pulled again a cross again for Guerreiro in the midst of the field, and he settled the ball with an awesome first contact earlier than poking a shot past Marvin Schwabe on the far publish.
Two minutes later, Dortmund had a second by way of a brilliantly labored group purpose, completed off neatly by Haller.
Jude Bellingham discovered Reus on the sting of the field for the captain to supply a pleasant flick to assist the ball onto Guerreiro, who put the ball on a plate for Haller to fireside Dortmund two objectives in forward.
The very best was but to come back for Dortmund, although, who scored a spectacular third by way of captain Reus.
Mahmoud Dahoud flicked the ball over the Koln defence as Malen ran on to it earlier than his close-range effort was overwhelmed away by Schwabe, however Malen collected the rebound along with his again to purpose and located Guerreiro, who laid the ball off to Reus who curled a strong however beautiful strike into the far prime nook.
Dortmund had their fourth of the half when Schwabe did not hold out Malen’s highly effective effort on the close to publish.
Koln managed to seize a purpose again simply earlier than half-time by way of Davie Selke who discovered the roof of the online from a decent angle, however Dortmund continued their relentless type within the second half.
Dahoud’s free-kick troubled Schwabe and compelled a superb save from the goalkeeper who tipped the ball onto the bar, earlier than Haller – fully unmarked – mopped up the rebound to faucet house for Dortmund’s fifth.
Reus put the ultimate nail within the coffin one minute later, when his scrappy effort discovered its well past a overwhelmed Schwabe.
The three factors lifted Dortmund above Bayern within the desk having performed a sport extra, with the latter in motion towards Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
TALKING POINT – DORTMUND SEND WARNING TO BAYERN
Dortmund slipped up final week after they had been held to a 2-2 draw at Schalke and missed the prospect to drag degree with Bayern within the Bundesliga. They weren’t going to slide up twice, although, and thumped Koln to show they know play like champions.
It isn’t solely an awesome consequence that takes them into the highest spot – no less than till Sunday – nevertheless it sends a message to Bayern who they’ll play subsequent after the worldwide break, in what could possibly be a title-defining fixture.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH – RAPHAEL GUERREIRO (DORTMUND)
Two assists and the purpose that kicked off the Dortmund get together. Gurreiro was distinctive within the match and appeared to be concerned in every part Dortmund threw at Koln. He took his purpose excellently, bringing a troublesome cross below management earlier than slotting it previous the Koln goalkeeper in a single movement to kick-start Dortmund’s demolition.
He was concerned within the first three objectives, scoring the primary earlier than organising Haller and Reus, and the best way he and his Dortmund team-mates had been enjoying, the sport was already gained by that time.
A fantastic show.
DORTMUND: Meyer 7, Wolf 7, Sule 8, Schlotterbeck 7, Ryerson 7, Dahoud 7, Bellingham 8, Guerreiro 9*, Malen 9, Haller 9, Reus 9
Subs: Hummels 6, Meunier 6, Rothe 6, Reyna 6, Modeste 6
KOLN: Schwabe 4, Hector 5, Chabot 5, Hubers 5, Schmitz 5, Kainz 6, Skhiri 6, Ljubicic 6, Olesen 6, Adamyan 6, Selke 7
Subs: Schindler N/A, Martel 6, Huseinbasic 6, Tigges 6, Maina 6
15’ – GOAL! DORTMUND 1-0 KOLN (GUERREIRO): Malen bursts ahead on the right-hand aspect and slips the ball by way of Julian Chabot’s legs earlier than pulling again a cross again for Guerreiro in the midst of the field, and he takes an awesome first contact earlier than slipping the ball past Marvin Schwabe within the far nook.
17’ – GOAL! DORTMUND 2-0 KOLN (HALLER): Jude Bellingham has the ball on the sting of the field and finds Reus who produces a pleasant flick to assist the ball onto Guerreiro, who places the ball on a plate for Haller to fireside Dortmund two objectives in entrance!
32’ – GOAL! DORTMUND 3-0 KOLN (REUS): Dahoud flicks the ball over the Koln defence as Malen runs onto it earlier than his close-range effort is overwhelmed away by Schwabe, however Malen collects the rebound along with his again to purpose and finds Guerreiro, who lays the ball off to Reus who curls a superb strike into the far prime nook.
36’ – GOAL! DORTMUND 4-0 KOLN (MALEN): Moments after he beat away a Malen strike, he is unable to cease a rifling effort on the close to publish. The winger is so direct as he drives into the field earlier than unleashing a shot, which Schwabe will get a hand to however can solely assist it into the online. 4-0 Dortmund!
42’ – GOAL! DORTMUND 4-1 KOLN (SELKE): He finds the roof of the online from a decent angle to drag one again for the guests.
69’ – GOAL! DORTMUND 5-1 KOLN (HALLER): It is Dahoud who troubles Schwabe forcing the goalkeeper to tip his free-kick onto the bar, earlier than Haller mops up the rebound to faucet house Dortmund’s fifth! Sport over, certainly!
70’ – GOAL! DORTMUND 6-1 KOLN (REUS): Dortmund have their sixth, Reus has his second, and the hosts have all three factors wrapped up! They’re going to go above Bayern Munich within the Bundesliga tonight.
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