Dortmund 4 – Union Berlin 2- Visitors to the Signal Iduna Park leave with nothing

Borussia Dortmund 4-2 Union Berlin

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Dortmund enjoyed a mesmerising home victory against Union Berlin at the Signal Iduna Park on Sunday. Dortmund were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Bayer Leverkusen away (4-3), the other to Hoffenheim at home (3-2). Union Berlin, on the other hand, secured a point against Augsburg in their previous match. As things stand, Dortmund are in 2nd place, with 12 points from 5 matches, while Union Berlin sit in 8th, with 6 points from 5.

Die Borussen scored first, with Raphael Guerreiro giving Dortmund the lead, at 10 minutes. Dortmund then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Erling Haaland at the 24 minute mark, which saw the first half end 2-0.

Dortmund started the second half with renewed vigour, thanks to Marvin Friedrich finding the net, at 52 minutes. However, The Iron Ones weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Max Kruse at the 57 minute mark. The momentum was now with Union Berlin, who then scored again through a goal from Andreas Voglsammer, 81 minutes in to establish a 3-2. Dortmund in turn, then responded, 83 minutes in increasing their lead with a 2nd effort from Erling Haaland. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 4-2 to Dortmund.

For Dortmund, Marius Wolf, Thorgan Hazard, Marin Pongracic and Youssoufa Moukoko, came on for Donyell Malen, Mahmoud Dahoud, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus. Union Berlin brought on Kevin Behrens, Cedric Teuchert, Genki Haraguchi, Keita Endo and Andreas Voglsammer for Taiwo Awoniyi, Levin Oztunali, Rani Khedira, Timo Baumgartl and Max Kruse.

There were bookings for Mats Hummels and Axel Witsel from Dortmund, and Marvin Friedrich, Niko Giesselmann and Julian Ryerson, for Union Berlin.

Dortmund will play their next fixture away against B Mönchengladbach, while Union Berlin will face Arminia Bielefeld at home.

Technical card:
Borussia Dortmund: Gregor Kobel, Thomas Meunier, Mats Hummels (Marin Pongracic, min.89), Manuel Akanji, Raphael Guerreiro, Jude Bellingham, Marco Reus (Youssoufa Moukoko, min.89), Axel Witsel, Mahmoud Dahoud (Thorgan Hazard, min.84), Donyell Malen (Marius Wolf, min.73) and Erling Haaland
Union Berlin: Andreas Luthe, Marvin Friedrich, Timo Baumgartl (Keita Endo, min.77), Robin Knoche, Julian Ryerson, Levin Oztunali (Cedric Teuchert, min.55), Rani Khedira (Genki Haraguchi, min.71), Grischa Promel, Niko Giesselmann, Taiwo Awoniyi (Kevin Behrens, min.55) and Max Kruse (Andreas Voglsammer, min.77)
Stadium: the Signal Iduna Park
Goals: Raphael Guerreiro (1-0, min. 10), Erling Haaland (2-0, min. 24), Marvin Friedrich (3-0, min. 52), Max Kruse (3-1, min. 57), Andreas Voglsammer (3-2, min. 81) and Erling Haaland (4-2, min. 83)