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Leverkusen Deny Dortmund Three Points In Seven-Goal Thriller

Leverkusen’s German defender Jonathan Tah and Dortmund’s Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (R) vie for the ball throughout the German first division Bundesliga soccer match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs BVB Borussia Dortmund in Leverkusen, western Germany on February 8, 2020.
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Substitute Leon Bailey scored one late aim and made one other as Bayer Leverkusen sealed a surprising 4-3 win over Borussia Dortmund to disclaim the guests the possibility to go second within the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Bailey got here on for the ultimate 20 minutes together with his facet 3-2 down and after slotting dwelling the equaliser, the Jamaican winger’s audacious backheel led to Lars Bender heading in Leverkusen’s winner.

It was the primary time Dortmund teenager Erling Braut Haaland had failed to attain for his new membership after hitting eight objectives in his first 4 video games.

Leverkusen at the moment are fifth whereas Dortmund keep third.

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However, Borussia may end the weekend six factors behind Bayern Munich if the defending champions beat second-placed RB Leipzig at dwelling on Sunday.

The objectives flew on the BayArena with three disallowed efforts on prime of the 2 Kevin Volland additionally scored for Leverkusen.

Mats Hummels, Emre Can — who was making his first Dortmund begin — and Raphael Guerreiro netted Dortmund’s objectives.

Former Liverpool and Juventus midfielder Can scored a surprising aim to place Dortmund 2-1 up within the first half, curling his shot inside the highest nook.

Volland put Leverkusen forward on 20 minutes by firing dwelling together with his second contact, however Hummels equalised nearly instantly by heading dwelling a nook.

With each groups attacking arduous, French ahead Moussa Diaby had a aim dominated offside, simply earlier than Can’s gorgeous strike.

However, Volland levelled for Leverkusen when he rifled dwelling on 43 minutes.

The second-half was simply as full of end-to-end motion.

An outstanding aim by Jadon Sancho was cancelled when the video assistant referee noticed a push by Dortmund’s 17-year-old winger Giovanni Reyna within the build-up.

At the opposite finish, Volland hit the put up with an hour gone when he managed to get in behind the defence.

Dortmund lastly went 3-2 up when Achraf Hakimi began a transfer which launched left-back Raphaël Guerreiro, who drove his shot dwelling on 65 minutes.

The scene was set for Bailey, who had a aim disallowed quickly after approaching, however was to not be denied.

After sweeping dwelling a aim of his personal on 81 minutes, he back-heeled to Dutch midfielder Daley Sinkgraven who crossed for Bender to nod within the winner.

There was simply 82 seconds between the ultimate two essential objectives.

Quaison Hat-Trick

Earlier, Sweden striker Robin Quaison hit a hat-trick as Mainz beat 10-man Hertha Berlin 3-1 within the capital to push Jurgen Klinsmann’s facet in direction of the relegation spots.

Hertha have only one win of their 5 video games in all competitions in 2020 underneath ex-Germany and USA head coach Klinsmann, who took cost final November.

Hertha’s solely comfort was an personal aim by Mainz defender Jeffrey Bruma simply earlier than Berlin midfielder Marius Wolf was despatched off for a second yellow card quickly earlier than the ultimate whistle.

Having additionally been drubbed 4-0 by leaders Bayern Munich in January, Hertha at the moment are 14th within the desk, two locations from the relegation spots.

In Gelsenkirchen, sixth-placed Schalke’s title aspirations suffered a dent in a 1-1 draw at dwelling to backside facet Paderborn.

Schalke at the moment are seven factors behind the leaders earlier than Bayern play on Sunday.

Schalke’s academy product Ahmed Kutucu, 19, fired dwelling from a good angle within the second half, however midfielder Klaus Gjasula equalised with a late header for Paderborn.

Bremen Slump

Werder Bremen at the moment are deep within the relegation locations after a 2-0 dwelling defeat to mid-table Union Berlin.

Second-half objectives by Union winger Marius Buelter did the injury, mixed with Mainz’s win at Hertha Berlin, to depart Bremen seventeenth and 4 factors from security.

Bremen’s trigger was not helped as Fortuna Duesseldorf picked up some extent to maneuver above Bremen by drawing 1-1 at ten-man Wolfsburg.

Winger Mathias Zimmermann gave Duesseldorf the lead and Wolfsburg had defender Marin Pongracic despatched off for elbowing Alfredo Morales at a free-kick.

Despite being a person down, Wolfsburg drew degree when midfielder Renato Steffen headed the equaliser.

Mid-table Freiburg rebounded from back-to-back defeats with a 1-0 win over Hoffenheim, because of a first-half penalty by striker Luca Waldschmidt on the Schwarzwald Stadion.

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