Dortmund picks up ninth win in a row and heads alone in Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund just keeps on winning. After an away win over Hoffenheim (0-1), Donyell Malen’s club leads the Bundesliga table alone for at least one day and also notches up its ninth official win in a row.
On Sunday, Bayern Munich can come alongside Dortmund again if the reigning champion manages to win the topper against number three Union Berlin at home.
The now fit Sadio Mané will make his return to the Bayern squad on Sunday. The Senegalese struggled with a knee injury in recent months and missed the World Cup as a result.
Hoffenheim and Dortmund were not bored. Ozan Kabak (Hoffenheim) headed over via the hands of Dortmund goalkeeper Greger Kobel, then Sebastian Haller shot narrowly wide and then almost surprised Hoffenheim’s goalkeeper via his thigh.
What Haller did not manage, his teammate Julian Brandt did when he worked a Marco Reus free kick through his back into the home team’s goal.
Even after halftime, the game undulated back and forth. Malen was substituted in the 64th minute and was active, as was Jude Bellingham, but no goals came after another 45 intense minutes.
Leipzig rises to fourth place
RB Leipzig rose to fourth place by winning the tricky home match against direct rival Eintracht Frankfurt. Timo Werner and Emil Forsberg sent the home team into halftime with a 2-0 lead.
Djibril Sow gave Eintracht, with PSV loanee Philipp Max in the starting lineup, hope again. A draw was not in the cards for the visitors.