German Bundesliga
B Dortmund1Hannover0

Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Hannover 96

Borussia Dortmund's matchwinner Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Henrikh Mkhitaryan struck the winner with his eighth Bundesliga goal of the season

Borussia Dortmund narrowed the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a hard-fought win against bottom side Hannover.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's sublime solo goal proved the difference as second-placed Dortmund moved within five points.

The Armenia captain ran at the away defence from deep before firing into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Pep Guardiola's side can restore their eight-point lead with a win at relegation battlers Augsburg on Sunday.

Bayer Leverkusen moved into third when they fought back from behind to win 2-1 at Darmstadt, while Hertha Berlin dropped to fourth after losing 2-0 at Stuttgart.

Second-bottom Hoffenheim, with new 28-year-old manager Julian Nagelsmann taking charge for the first time, drew 1-1 at relegation rivals Werder Bremen.

Line-ups

B Dortmund

  • 38Bürki
  • 26Piszczek
  • 4Subotic
  • 15Hummels
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 8Gündogan
  • 28GinterSubstituted forWeiglat 75'minutes
  • 23KagawaBooked at 69mins
  • 10MkhitaryanSubstituted forDurmat 75'minutes
  • 11Reus
  • 27CastroSubstituted forPulisicat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 14Leitner
  • 20Ramos
  • 22Pulisic
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 33Weigl
  • 37Durm

Hannover

  • 1Zieler
  • 4Sakai
  • 6Gülselam
  • 24Milosevic
  • 3Albornoz
  • 15Hoffmann
  • 26Karaman
  • 5Sané
  • 7PribBooked at 36minsSubstituted forSaint-Maximinat 72'minutes
  • 17Bech
  • 9Sobiech

Substitutes

  • 8Schmiedebach
  • 13Tschauner
  • 14Saint-Maximin
  • 16Yamaguchi
  • 18Fossum
  • 20Trevizan Martins
  • 31Anton
Referee:
Günter Perl
Attendance:
80,900

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamHannover
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, Hannover 96 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, Hannover 96 0.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Shinji Kagawa tries a through ball, but Marco Reus is caught offside.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Shinji Kagawa tries a through ball, but Marco Reus is caught offside.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Salif Sané.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Miiko Albornoz.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Salif Sané.

Foul by Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund).

Artur Sobiech (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Hannover 96. Salif Sané tries a through ball, but Allan Saint-Maximin is caught offside.

Foul by Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund).

Ceyhun Gülselam (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund).

Kenan Karaman (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Mats Hummels tries a through ball, but Marco Reus is caught offside.

Foul by Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund).

Allan Saint-Maximin (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Ilkay Gündogan tries a through ball, but Marco Reus is caught offside.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Ceyhun Gülselam.

Attempt blocked. Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek.

Attempt missed. Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marco Reus with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Erik Durm replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Julian Weigl replaces Matthias Ginter.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Ron-Robert Zieler.

Attempt saved. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan with a through ball.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Hannover 96. Allan Saint-Maximin replaces Edgar Prib.

Delay in match Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund) because of an injury.

Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Edgar Prib (Hannover 96).

Booking

Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund).

Salif Sané (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund).

Salif Sané (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund).

Andre Hoffmann (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Christian Pulisic replaces Gonzalo Castro.

Foul by Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund).

Salif Sané (Hannover 96) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 13th February 2016

  • B DortmundBorussia Dortmund1HannoverHannover 960
  • DarmstadtDarmstadt 981B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen2
  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen1Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim1
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart2Hertha BerlinHertha Berlin0
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg2IngolstadtFC Ingolstadt0
  • Köln1. FC Köln3FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich2017215094153
2B Dortmund21153353242948
3B Leverkusen2110563122935
4Hertha Berlin2110562923635
5Schalke2110383028233
6Mainz2110382725233
7B Mgladbach2010284035532
8Wolfsburg218673128330
9Köln217862427-329
10Stuttgart2183103341-827
11Ingolstadt217591423-926
12Darmstadt216692231-924
13Hamburg206592228-623
14Augsburg205692228-621
15Frankfurt2156102737-1021
16Werder Bremen2155112542-1720
17Hoffenheim2129101931-1215
18Hannover2142151936-1714
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