German Bundesliga
B DortmundBorussia Dortmund3Nuremberg1. FC Nuremberg0

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Nurnberg

Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels

Borussia Dortmund moved into second place in the Bundesliga as they built on their midweek Champions League victory over Zenit St Petersburg with a win over Nuremberg.

Germany defender Mats Hummels marked his first game in four weeks by netting from close range to open the scoring.

Robert Lewandowski then tapped home to double the hosts' lead after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's pass.

Mkhitaryan sealed the win with a low shot for his second goal in four games.

Jurgen Klopp's side followed up Tuesday's 4-2 win in Russia to leapfrog Bayer Leverkusen, who crashed 1-0 at home to Mainz, their fifth straight defeat and eighth loss in 10 games.

"The team operated at a high level, which was necessary as Nuremberg began well and they had their chances," said Klopp.

Hummels, having recovered from a foot injury, tapped home from close range after Lewandowski's header was saved and the Pole then converted Mkhitaryan's pass for his 15th goal of the season.

Mkhitaryan secured the win as he finished from the centre of the penalty area following Jonas Hofmann's cross.

Leverkusen last won on 1 February, a run including a 4-0 home defeat by Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.

Cameroon striker Eric Choupo-Moting scored Schalke's only goal on 37 minutes after being set up by Stefan Bell.

"My boys had tried to fight, but the belief and the ease was missing from our game," said Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia.

"If you don't score goals, it's hard to win a game."

Line-ups

B Dortmund

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 26Piszczek
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 18Sahin
  • 25PapastathopoulosSubstituted forFriedrichat 36'minutes
  • 15Hummels
  • 17AubameyangSubstituted forHofmannat 71'minutes
  • 5Kehl
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 10MkhitaryanSubstituted forJojicat 85'minutes
  • 19Großkreutz

Substitutes

  • 2Friedrich
  • 7Hofmann
  • 14Jojic
  • 20Langerak
  • 21Kirch
  • 23Schieber
  • 37Durm

Nuremberg

  • 1Schäfer
  • 6Angha
  • 21Plattenhardt
  • 17FrantzSubstituted forStarkat 78'minutes
  • 31Petrák
  • 25PinolaSubstituted forPogatetzat 36'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 18Drmic
  • 7FeulnerBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCampañaat 61'minutes
  • 9Pekhart
  • 13Kiyotake
  • 23Hlousek

Substitutes

  • 2Pogatetz
  • 14Mak
  • 16Stark
  • 20Campaña
  • 22Rakovsky
  • 24Dabanli
  • 40Colak
Referee:
Christian Dingert
Attendance:
80,645

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamNuremberg
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home28
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 3, 1. FC Nürnberg 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 3, 1. FC Nürnberg 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Jonas Hofmann tries a through ball, but Milos Jojic is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sebastian Kehl (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Milos Jojic.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonas Hofmann following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Kehl.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcel Schmelzer.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Josip Drmic.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Milos Jojic replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Borussia Dortmund 3, 1. FC Nürnberg 0. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonas Hofmann following a set piece situation.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Niklas Stark (1. FC Nürnberg).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, 1. FC Nürnberg. Niklas Stark replaces Mike Frantz because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. José Campaña (1. FC Nürnberg) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marvin Plattenhardt.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Hlousek (1. FC Nürnberg) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josip Drmic.

  17. Post update

    Tomas Pekhart (1. FC Nürnberg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Josip Drmic (1. FC Nürnberg).

  20. Post update

    Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 1st March 2014

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