German Bundesliga
B Dortmund2Wolfsburg2

Borussia Dortmund 2-2 VfL Wolfsburg

Jurgen Klopp
Borussia boss Jurgen Klopp has been at the club since 2008

Borussia Dortmund remain in the bottom three of the Bundesliga after conceding a late goal to draw 2-2 at home to second-placed Wolfsburg.

Naldo powered home an 85th-minute header for the visitors, who are 11 points adrift of leaders Bayern Munich.

Dortmund went ahead when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slid in to score the opener before former Chelsea man Kevin De Bruyne levelled with a free-kick.

Ciro Immobile rifled in from 20 yards, but the hosts could not hang on.

Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp insisted his team's performance, and that of £15.5m summer signing Immobile, was encouraging.

"It has been a long time since I have seen a striker play like Ciro did," said Klopp, whose team will face Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.

"Our performance was good in many ways and this is something we can build on."

Dortmund, who finished last season as runners-up and were Champions League finalists in 2012-13, have now won only one of their past seven games.

They are 12 points behind Bayer Leverkusen, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League qualification spot.

Ciro Immobile celebrates scoring against Wolfsburg
Immobile scored his seventh goal in 20 games for Dortmund
Kevin de Bruyne (centre) celebrates
Kevin De Bruyne signed for Wolfsburg from Chelsea for a reported £16.7m

Line-ups

B Dortmund

  • 22Langerak
  • 37Durm
  • 4SuboticBooked at 74mins
  • 15Hummels
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 6Bender
  • 5Kehl
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 8GündoganSubstituted forKirchat 75'minutes
  • 19Großkreutz
  • 9Immobile

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 7Kagawa
  • 14Jojic
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 18Sahin
  • 21Kirch
  • 28Ginter

Wolfsburg

  • 1Benaglio
  • 24Jung
  • 25Naldo
  • 31Knoche
  • 34Rodriguez
  • 22DiasSubstituted forArnoldat 79'minutes
  • 23Guilavogui
  • 8Vieira de FreitasSubstituted forCaligiuriat 63'minutes
  • 14De Bruyne
  • 9PerisicSubstituted forOlicat 84'minutes
  • 12Dost

Substitutes

  • 4Schäfer
  • 5Klose
  • 7Caligiuri
  • 11Olic
  • 19Malanda-Adje
  • 20Grün
  • 27Arnold
Referee:
Tobias Welz
Attendance:
80,467

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamWolfsburg
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 2, VfL Wolfsburg 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 2, VfL Wolfsburg 2.

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund).

Attempt missed. Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Kirch (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund).

Goal!

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 2, VfL Wolfsburg 2. Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ricardo Rodriguez with a cross following a corner.

Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Ciro Immobile.

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Ivica Olic replaces Ivan Perisic.

Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Neven Subotic.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maximilian Arnold.

Attempt missed. Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg).

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

Maximilian Arnold (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oliver Kirch (Borussia Dortmund).

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Maximilian Arnold replaces Luiz Gustavo.

Attempt saved. Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Erik Durm with a cross.

Ricardo Rodriguez (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund).

Foul by Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg).

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

Goal!

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 2, VfL Wolfsburg 1. Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Kirch.

Attempt blocked. Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Oliver Kirch replaces Ilkay Gündogan.

Booking

Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund).

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Ilkay Gündogan tries a through ball, but Ciro Immobile is caught offside.

Foul by Daniel Caligiuri (VfL Wolfsburg).

Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bas Dost (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund).

Kevin De Bruyne (VfL Wolfsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund).

Attempt missed. Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, VfL Wolfsburg. Daniel Caligiuri replaces Vieirinha.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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