Borussia Dortmund defeat Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 on Saturday at the Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches in the competition. The most recent was against the Mainz away (3-1), the other to RB Leipzig at home (3-2) whilst Bayer had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Union Berlin. Following the final whistle at the end of the last game of the Bundesliga season, Dortmund are in 3rd place on the table and has 64 points while Bayer sit in 6th with 52 points after 34 matches.
Dortmund started the game well, with an early goal from Erling Haaland in the 5th minute, seeing out the first half 1-0.
Dortmund started the second half with an intensified spirit, thanks to Marco Reus finding the net, 51 minutes in. The momentum was now with Die Borussen, who then scored again through a 2nd effort from Erling Haaland at the 84 minute mark to establish a 3-0. In the end though, The Company’s Eleven pull-back just before the final whistle, with a penalty goal from Lars Bender and seeing the game end 3-1.
For Dortmund, Jude Bellingham, Mats Hummels, Jadon Sancho, Felix Passlack and Giovanni Reyna, came on for Mahmoud Dahoud, Manuel Akanji, Marco Reus, Lukasz Piszczek and Reinier. Bayer brought on Emrehan Gedikli, Patrik Schick, Moussa Diaby, Lars Bender and Julian Baumgartlinger, to replace Paulinho, Florian Wirtz, Karim Bellarabi, Sven Bender and Charles Aranguiz.
|Borussia Dortmund:||Roman Burki, Lukasz Piszczek (Felix Passlack, min.75), Emre Can, Manuel Akanji (Mats Hummels, min.62), Nico Schulz, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus (Jadon Sancho, min.62), Thomas Delaney, Mahmoud Dahoud (Jude Bellingham, min.46), Reinier (Giovanni Reyna, min.79) and Erling Haaland|
|Bayer Leverkusen:||Lukas Hradecky, Jonathan Tah, Aleksandar Dragovic, Sven Bender (Lars Bender, min.89), Wendell, Karim Bellarabi (Moussa Diaby, min.73), Charles Aranguiz (Julian Baumgartlinger, min.90), Kerem Demirbay, Florian Wirtz (Patrik Schick, min.66), Demarai Gray and Paulinho (Emrehan Gedikli, min.66)|
|Stadium:||the Signal Iduna Park|
|Goals:||Erling Haaland (1-0, min. 5), Marco Reus (2-0, min. 51), Erling Haaland (3-0, min. 84) and Lars Bender (3-1, min. 89)|