German Bundesliga
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Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp saw his side remain bottom of the Bundesliga as they continued their worst start to a season at this stage in 30 years

Borussia Dortmund moved bottom of the Bundesliga after resuming their league programme with a goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen who dropped to fifth.

Freiburg's 4-1 home win over Eintracht Frankfurt earlier the day sent Dortmund to the foot of the table for the first time since November.

And in their first game back following a mid-winter break, Jurgen Klopp's side were unable to improve their position.

Ciro Immobile missed several chances to give Dortmund only a second away win.

However, last season's Bundesliga runners-up were indebted to defender Mats Hummels for a superb goalline clearance in the first half to deny Leverksuen striker Gonzalo Castro.

Hummels dived full length to head away a shot from Castro, who also put another effort over the bar before the break from an excellent chance.

Dortmund had opportunities in the second half to ease their relegation worries as they look to avoid dropping out of the Bundesliga for the first time since 1976.

But Italy international Immobile was guilty of some wasteful finishing as both sides shared the points.

Line-ups

B Leverkusen

  • 1Leno
  • 13Hilbert
  • 21Toprak
  • 5Spahic
  • 18Wendell
  • 38Bellarabi
  • 8Bender
  • 27Castro
  • 10CalhanogluSubstituted forRolfesat 74'minutes
  • 9DrmicBooked at 13minsSubstituted forBrandtat 69'minutes
  • 11Kießling

Substitutes

  • 3Reinartz
  • 6Rolfes
  • 14Papadopoulos
  • 17Boenisch
  • 19Brandt
  • 25Kresic
  • 35Yurchenko

B Dortmund

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 26PiszczekSubstituted forSuboticat 45'minutes
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 15Hummels
  • 29SchmelzerBooked at 31mins
  • 28Ginter
  • 18Sahin
  • 23KamplBooked at 39mins
  • 11Reus
  • 19GroßkreutzSubstituted forMkhitaryanat 62'minutes
  • 9ImmobileSubstituted forRamosat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Subotic
  • 7Kagawa
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 20Ramos
  • 21Kirch
  • 33Alomerovic
Referee:
Knut Kircher
Attendance:
30,210

Match Stats

Home TeamB LeverkusenAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home20
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, Borussia Dortmund 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, Borussia Dortmund 0.

Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund).

Foul by Emir Spahic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Simon Rolfes tries a through ball, but Gonzalo Castro is caught offside.

Hand ball by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund).

Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Adrián Ramos replaces Ciro Immobile.

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Kevin Kampl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Kampl (Borussia Dortmund).

Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emir Spahic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Simon Rolfes.

Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Simon Rolfes replaces Hakan Calhanoglu.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Marcel Schmelzer.

Attempt missed. Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Kampl following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Kevin Kampl (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Roberto Hilbert (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Julian Brandt replaces Josip Drmic.

Foul by Emir Spahic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Kampl (Borussia Dortmund).

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Emir Spahic.

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