Borussia Monchengladbach 1-2 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland sets up Thorgan Hazard for opener and Achraf Hakimi scores winner as Dortmund reach second in Bundesliga
- Borussia Dortmund edged past Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 in the Bundesliga
- Thorgan Hazard produced a classy opener in the eighth minute at Borussia-Park
- Lars Stindl levelled after the interval before Achraf Hakimi’s 71st-minute clincher
- Dortmund moved just a point behind Bayern and left their hosts fifth in the table
Borussia Dortmund scored in either half through Thorgan Hazard and Achraf Hakimi to edge past hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-1 on Saturday and secure second place in the Bundesliga with their seventh win in eight league matches.
Hazard gave the visitors the lead when he shook off three defenders, turned to create space and curled in with his left foot in the eighth minute.
Gladbach struck back five minutes after the restart through a Lars Stindl tap-in but Dortmund went ahead again in the 71st when Hakimi latched on to a Jadon Sancho through ball, raced into the box and beat keeper Yann Sommer.
Thorgan Hazard fires the opener as Borussia Dortmund win 2-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach
Achraf Hakimi scores the winner in a Bundesliga away win that moves Dortmund up to second
Sommer had earlier made the save of the day, scooping a superb Hazard header off the line with one hand.
Sancho, who had come on only minutes before delivering his 15th assist of the season, then almost turned scorer when his 79th-minute effort came off the post. Dortmund forward Erling Haaland also misfired from close range.
Dortmund move into second place on 51 points, one behind Bayern Munich, who take on Augsburg on Sunday. Leipzig’s goalless draw at VfL Wolfsburg saw them drop to third place on 50. (Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; editing by Clare Fallon)
MATCH FACTS AND TEAM LINEUPS
Borussia Monchengladbach starting lineup (4-3-1-2): Sommer; Lainer, Ginter, Elvedi, Bensebaini; Hofmann (Thuram 65), Kramer (Embolo 77), Zakaria (Jantschke 36); Neuhaus; Plea, Stindl
Subs not used: Sippel, Strobl, Herrmann, Raffael, Wendt, Johnson
Goals: Stindl (50)
Booked: Ginter, Lainer, Kramer, Bensebaini, Neuhaus
Manager: Marco Rose
Borussia Dortmund starting lineup (3-4-2): Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Zagadou; Hakimi, Can, Witsel, Guerreiro; Hazard (Reyna 83), Brandt (Sancho 65); Haaland (Akanji 90)
Subs not used: Hitz, Dahoud, Gotze, Schulz, Akanji, Balerdi, Schmelzer
Goals: Hazard (8), Hakimi (71)
Booked: Zagadou, Can, Witsel, Guerreiro, Sancho
Manager: Lucien Favre
Referee: Sascha Stegemann
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