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VfL Wolfsburg 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa
Shinji Kagawa inflicted Wolfsburg's first home league defeat since March 2014

Borussia Dortmund cut Bayern Munich's Bundesliga lead to five points as Shinji Kagawa swept in a 93rd-minute winner at Wolfsburg.

Kagawa turned home Henrik Mkhitaryan's volleyed pass to end their opponents' 29-match unbeaten home league run.

It came just after Ricardo Rodriguez's penalty equaliser for Wolfsburg, who face Manchester United in a key Champions League match on Tuesday.

Marco Reus' calm finish had given Dortmund a first-half lead.

The midfielder went round keeper Diego Benaglio to score in the 32nd minute after Mhkitaryan had dispossessed Josuha Guilavogui to send him clear.

That came after Ilkay Gundogan and Sven Bender had both hit the bar for the visitors.

Wolfsburg - who will qualify for the Champions League knockout stages with a draw against United on Tuesday - were the better side in the second half.

They forced Dortmund keeper Roman Burki to make four fine saves to deny Bas Dost, Vieirinha, Julian Draxler and Rodriguez.

Just when it seemed as though Dortmund would escape without conceding a goal, they gave away a penalty as Andre Schurrle tumbled over Tomasz Piszczek's challenge.

Rodriguez, returning to the Wolfsburg side after taking compassionate leave following the recent death of his mother, drove the penalty into the corner in the first minute of stoppage time.

Yet there was still time for Kagawa to score an even later goal, ensuring that Thomas Tuchel's side, second in the Bundesliga, were able to move closer to top spot after Bayern lost 3-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach earlier in the day.

Line-ups

Wolfsburg

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Benaglio
  • 8Vieira de FreitasBooked at 54mins
  • 25Naldo
  • 5Klose
  • 34Rodríguez
  • 7CaligiuriSubstituted forTräschat 57'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 23GuilavoguiSubstituted forDostat 45'minutes
  • 27ArnoldBooked at 46mins
  • 10Draxler
  • 17Schürrle
  • 11Kruse

Substitutes

  • 3Bendtner
  • 4Schäfer
  • 12Dost
  • 15Träsch
  • 24Jung
  • 28Casteels
  • 31Knoche

B Dortmund

Formation 4-3-3

  • 38Bürki
  • 26PiszczekBooked at 90mins
  • 4Subotic
  • 6Bender
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 8GündoganSubstituted forKagawaat 55'minutes
  • 28Ginter
  • 27CastroSubstituted forHofmannat 82'minutes
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 17AubameyangSubstituted forPark Joo-Hoat 82'minutes
  • 11ReusBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 3Park Joo-Ho
  • 7Hofmann
  • 9Januzaj
  • 20Ramos
  • 23Kagawa
  • 35Stenzel
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
30,000

Match Stats

Home TeamWolfsburgAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, VfL Wolfsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, VfL Wolfsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! VfL Wolfsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 2. Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! VfL Wolfsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 1. Ricardo Rodríguez (VfL Wolfsburg) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  5. Booking

    Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Penalty VfL Wolfsburg. André Schürrle draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) after a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Naldo.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Naldo (VfL Wolfsburg) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Maximilian Arnold.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Jonas Hofmann replaces Gonzalo Castro.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Joo-Ho Park replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

  12. Booking

    Christian Träsch (VfL Wolfsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Christian Träsch (VfL Wolfsburg).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Julian Draxler (VfL Wolfsburg) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Vieirinha (VfL Wolfsburg) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Träsch with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Julian Draxler (VfL Wolfsburg).

  19. Post update

    Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, VfL Wolfsburg. Conceded by Neven Subotic.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 5th December 2015

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich1513114383540
2B Dortmund15112242202235
3B Mgladbach158253123826
4Hertha Berlin158252018226
5Wolfsburg157442417725
6Schalke157352121024
7Mainz157262321223
8B Leverkusen156361920-121
9Hamburg156361821-321
10Köln155551519-420
11Ingolstadt155551115-420
12Darmstadt143651419-515
13Frankfurt143561822-414
14Hannover154291827-914
15Augsburg153481825-713
16Werder Bremen144191428-1413
17Hoffenheim151771624-810
18Stuttgart1431101835-1710
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