German Bundesliga
B Dortmund2Mainz0

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 1. FSV Mainz 05

Marco Reus, left, and Mainz"s Julian Baumgartlinger challenge for the ball
Marco Reus, left, and Mainz"s Julian Baumgartlinger challenge for the ball

Borussia Dortmund moved within five points of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich as Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa saw off Mainz.

Reus scored from Gonzalo Castro's fine pass on the half-hour and Kagawa added the second on 73 minutes.

Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius made a string of impressive second-half saves to prevent more Dortmund goals.

Dortmund are unbeaten in 12 games, including nine in the league, since their defeat at Cologne in December.

But Bayern remain clear favourites for a fourth successive title after their 5-0 win against Werder Bremen on Saturday.

Dortmund's win was marred by the death of a supporter attending the match. Another fan had to be resuscitated following two separate incidents.

Line-ups

B Dortmund

  • 38Bürki
  • 37DurmSubstituted forPiszczekat 45'minutes
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 15Hummels
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 23Kagawa
  • 18SahinSubstituted forWeiglat 64'minutes
  • 27Castro
  • 10MkhitaryanSubstituted forRamosat 85'minutes
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 11Reus

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 4Subotic
  • 14Leitner
  • 20Ramos
  • 26Piszczek
  • 28Ginter
  • 33Weigl

Mainz

  • 1Karius
  • 18Brosinski
  • 3Balogun
  • 16Bell
  • 24Bussmann
  • 14Baumgartlinger
  • 20FreiSubstituted forLatzaat 62'minutes
  • 27ClemensSubstituted forOnisiwoat 62'minutes
  • 10Malli
  • 17SamperioSubstituted forSerdarat 76'minutes
  • 15Córdoba

Substitutes

  • 6Latza
  • 8Moritz
  • 21Onisiwo
  • 23Curci
  • 32De Blasis
  • 42Hack
  • 45Serdar
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin
Attendance:
81,000

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamMainz
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home22
Away4
Shots on Target
Home10
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 2, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 2, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Loris Karius.

Attempt saved. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Reus.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Adrián Ramos replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Attempt missed. Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Foul by Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund).

Jhon Córdoba (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Sokratis.

Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Foul by Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund).

Suat Serdar (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Suat Serdar replaces Jairo Samperio.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Henrikh Mkhitaryan tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 2, 1. FSV Mainz 05 0. Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Offside, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Julian Baumgartlinger tries a through ball, but Jhon Córdoba is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left. Assisted by Gaëtan Bussmann.

Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Balogun (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Attempt missed. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jhon Córdoba (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Attempt saved. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Attempt missed. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Marco Reus.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Julian Weigl replaces Nuri Sahin.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Karim Onisiwo (1. FSV Mainz 05).

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Karim Onisiwo replaces Christian Clemens.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Danny Latza replaces Fabian Frei.

Attempt missed. Christian Clemens (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Julian Baumgartlinger.

Attempt saved. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Attempt blocked. Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Reus with a cross.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Daniel Brosinski.

Attempt missed. Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right following a corner.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 13th March 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich26213264135166
2B Dortmund26194361253661
3Hertha Berlin2613673526945
4B Mgladbach261331053421142
5Schalke2612593734341
6Mainz26124103432240
7B Leverkusen2611693733439
8Wolfsburg2610793833537
9Köln268992833-533
10Ingolstadt268992229-733
11Stuttgart2695124352-932
12Hamburg2687113035-531
13Augsburg2669113240-827
14Darmstadt2669112740-1327
15Werder Bremen2676133553-1827
16Frankfurt2659122843-1524
17Hoffenheim2659122742-1524
18Hannover2652192248-2617
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