THE TITLE-CHANGING FIVE MINUTES IN BREMEN
Two goals in the space of five minutes from two defensive mistakes have changed the course of the title race. A four-point lead now stands for Bayern, ahead of Dortmund at the top of the table. With two games to play, BVB will now need to results to go their way in order to win the title. Bayern can confirm their seventh title in a row with a win at Leipzig next week.
90' + 4'
PIZARRO HEADS WIDE
Rashica's cross is met by the substitute in the box, but his header goes wide...
90' + 1'
FOUR MINUTES ADDED ON!
We're into injury time in Bremen...
PULISIC FIRES WIDE
Sancho finds Dahoud, who in turns play the ball into Alcacer. His first touch sets the ball up for Pulisic to collect on the edge of the box, but he can't work space for a shot until he's far beyond the goal, and has to try and shoot across goal. He drags it wide of the far post in the end.
It's now or never for Dortmund in the title race, with four points the current gap to Bayern with two games to come after this evening.
Jacob Bruun Larsen
The ball may have hit the hand of Mario Götze in the Bremen box and the referee will check. The penalty is not given, though.
Another defensive mistake from Dortmund and Bremen are level at home. The ball bounces into the box between Bürki and Akanji, but the goalkeeper stays put, leaving his defence to deal with it. Klaassen is chasing though, and puts the ball back into the middle of the box which Pizarro meets to smash into the back of the Dortmund net.
GOAL!2 : 2
And Pavlenka saves. All too easy for the Bremen goalkeeper as Pulisic cuts on to his right foot from the left wing, and shoots straight into Pavlenka's hands.
BÜRKI MISTAKE IS A GIFT FOR BREMEN
The substitute took aim at goal from distance but the shot was low and straight at Roman Bürki, who let the ball slip through his fingers and into the back of the net. A big mistake from the BVB No.10, and there are 20 minutes for Bremen to fight for more.
GOAL!1 : 2
ALCACER GOES CLOSE AGAIN
The Spaniard's header is a great one at the near post, getting on the end of Guerreiro's set-piece, but Pavlenka is equal to it to make a solid save to deny him his brace.
Guerreiro plays the ball across the face of goal to the back post, and Alcacer places it in the back of the net. But he does so from an offside position and the goal does not stand.
DELANEY HAS A GO!
The ball sits up nicely for the Danish midfielder on the edge of the box, and his outside-of-the-foot half volley floats towards goal, dipping as it moves, and forces Pavlenka to tip the ball over his own crossbar.
PULISIC GLANCES WIDE
A great run down the left wing from Götze ends with a cross into the box, which flies across the face of goal and glances off the head of Pulisic along the way. But he can't get it on target.
GUERREIRO FORCES A SAVE
The left-footer takes aim from 20 yards out and shoots at goal. The ball is slightly deflected off of Veljkovic on the way, and forces a difficult save for Pavlenka.
ALCACER, THE BEST IN THE BUNDESLIGA
Paco Alcacer scored his 18th Bundesliga goal of the season on Saturday, having played just 1,062 minutes. That's one goal every 59 minutes, spanning just 24 appearances! He is now the most clinical striker in the Bundesliga's history in terms of goal-per-minute ratio.
SECOND HALF BEGINS
No changes at the break as we begin the second half, which Dortmund will want to make sure ends with them taking three points home.
TWO MOMENTS OF DORTMUND MAGIC
In what has been a tight and tense game, two moments of magic have given Dortmund breathing space heading into the second half. The first, Pulisic's incredible solo goal as he ran from just inside the Bremen half all the way to the six-yard box, through a host of defenders, before poking past Pavlenka. And then Alcacer's stunning free-kick to seal the dream first half for Favre and his side.
CHANCES GALORE FOR DORTMUND
The first comes to Diallo, as Pulisic plays a lightning ball across the box and Diallo is in front of an open net only needing a touch to score. It finds one, but not the right one, and the ball comes back out into play. Moments later, Pulisic sees his shot saved low down by Pavlenka and the rebound comes to Götze, who has his shot blocked with Dortmund piling on the pressure.
FREE-KICK KING PACO!
You guessed it, another direct free-kick scored by that man, Paco Alcacer. He steps up with the ball 25 yards out from goal and his technique is outstanding. Using the inside of his foot, he gets the ball to first beat the wall, before dipping beyond Pavlenka's reach and into the bottom corner.
GOAL!0 : 2
PULISIC PLAYING WITH CONFIDENCE
The American looks a player re-born after a difficult season, as he earns a free-kick for BVB and a yellow card for Bremen's Marco Friedl. He's been begging to get on the ball and expressing himself when on it so far.
RASHICA HAS A GO
There are 25 yards separating Rashica from the Dortmund goal, but he doesn't mind as he takes a shot at goal. It's dipping, but not quickly enough with Bürki covering as it glides over his crossbar.
SANCHO CURLS WIDE
Pulisic brings the ball to the edge of the Bremen box and plays along to Witsel, who in turn finds Sancho on the left corner of the box. The Englishman curls a shot immediately towards goal, but it is always drifting wide.
BLOCKED SHOTS GALORE
Lovely play from Dortmund as Sancho finds Götze on the edge of the box and he dinks the ball in towards Pulisic in the box. The ball falls loose to Guerreiro, whose shot smashes off Langkamp's head and away to Akanji. He then powers forward and sees his shot blocked in front of goal.
BACK AND FORTH WE GO
Dortmund are defending well still in this game, but Bremen, as you'd expect, do just keep on coming. The away side have seen more of the ball and have won a majority of the game's challenges so far.
PULISIC HEADS OVER
The American comes close to completing his brace as he rises highest in the box to meet Jadon Sancho's dinked cross. This time, he can't find the back of the net.
Half chances have come and gone already for the home side, as Klaassen will be kicking himself for not doing better with a header from Augustinsson's cross. Kohfeldt's side are pressing high and fast up the pitch, but Dortmund have been able to handle it well so far. Pulisic's moment of magic the only difference.
SO CLOSE FOR GÖTZE
Stunning save from Pavlenka denies Götze as the Dortmund No.10 collects the ball with his back to goal, pushing it into space with a fantastic first touch before turning and shooting at goal. It's bound for the bottom corner, but the Bremen shot-stopper's fingertips push it just wide of goal.
STUNNING SOLO GOAL!
What a goal from Christian Pulisic who beat Bremen all on his own. He picks up the ball 40 yards from goal and has one thing in mind. He races forward, nutmegs a Bremen defender and puts the ball ahead of him between two more before slotting it past Pavlenka with a fantastic finish. The American was the answer to Reus being suspended, and boy has he repaid the trust.
GOAL!0 : 1
ALCACER WITH A CHANCE STRAIGHT AWAY
A lovely run from Pulisic took him from the left to the right side of the pitch through the Bremen defence, and the ball came to Sancho as he ran to the by-line. His ball cut back into the box was met by Alcacer, but his shot was blocked by the Bremen defence.
REUS ON THE BENCH
He may be suspended, but Marco Reus is among the people sat on the Dortmund bench this evening. Supporting his team from as close as possible.
THE BIG ONE IS ALMOST HERE
Bremen have only failed to score in one game this season, in their 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich two weekends ago. It was also where their run of 12 games unbeaten came to an end, and defeat last week at Fortuna Düsseldorf means Kohfeldt and his side are looking for a big bounce back.
FRIEDL ON THE RIGHT?
It looks as if it will be Marco Friedl at right-back for Bremen this evening. He hasn't done that in the Bundesliga, but did it in the DFB Cup quarter-final victory over Schalke earlier this season. It is only his second start since the turn of the year, and he'll be coming up against Jadon Sancho and Christian Pulisic throughout the evening.
KEY GAME FOR BREMEN, TOO!
Let's not forget, Werder Bremen have plenty to play for in the final three games of the season as well. A win this evening will take them two points behind Bayer Leverkusen, who sit in eighth place. That would mean there are just five points between ninth and fourth, with Frankfurt hosting Leverkusen on Sunday.
OVER TO YOU, BVB...
Bayern Munich's 3-1 win over Hannover means that Dortmund currently sit five points behind their title race rivals. A win brings them back to two points behind, while a draw would leave them four points off the league leaders. All this with just two matches to play, meaning a defeat for BVB this evening could allow Bayern to win the title next week with anything more than a defeat themselves away at Leipzig.
REUS SUSPENDED, SO PULISIC STARTS
Without captain Marco Reus and Marius Wolf (both suspended) here are the changes made by Lucien Favre. Manuel Akanji moves over to RB, with Guerreiro dropping into the left-back position. Christian Pulisic comes in for Reus, with Götze starting in the No.10 role behind Paco Alcacer in attack.
Pavlenka - Friedl, Veljkovic, Langkamp, Augustinsson - M. Eggestein, Sahin, Klaassen - Osako, Kruse (c), Rashica (SUBS: Kapino, Bejimo, Pizarro, Möhwald, Harnik, Sargent)
Bürki – Akanji, Weigl, Diallo, Guerreiro - Witsel, Delaney - Sancho, Götze (c), Pulisic - Alcacer (SUBS: Hitz, Dahoud, Philipp, Piszczek, Schmelzer, Bruun Larsen, Toprak)
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