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We're now into two minutes of time added on at the end of this game.
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A double change for Dortmund with Reus and Haaland - both superb today - replaced by Reinier and Tigges, while Mbom is on for Rashica for Bremen.
FOUR FOR DORTMUND!
The fourth goal does come for Dortmund in the end and for now, it goes down as a Hummels goal. He meets Hazard's corner and powers a header at goal. Pavlenka should do better with it on the bounce but his finger-tip save tips it up into the air, and it appears to bounce in off Gebre Selassie as well. We'll see if that stays as Hummels' goal.
HUGE CHANCE FOR REYNA!
It should really be four for Dortmund and two for Reyna. Hazard has the ball on the Bremen edge, and dribbles by two, three, four defenders before cutting back and dinking a cross in from the right. Reyna is there to meet it in the centre, right in front of goal, but he heads over the crossbar.
HAALAND DENIED BY THE FLAG!
Haaland heads home from Reus' free-kick with power, but the offside flag is raised correctly on the near side. He was ready to celebrate, but is denied this time.
THE MIDFIELD RUNNERS
Distance run (km)
Jude Bellingham Maximilian Eggestein
Situation No goal
Decision No goal
HAALAND FORCES A SAVE!
Dortmund's No.9 still going in search of a hat-trick as Reus finds him on the edge of the Bremen area. His shot is saved by Pavlenka, and Reus' rebound is blocked behind by Moisander.
SELKE GOES CLOSE!
Another good chance for Bremen as Rashica dribbles into the box on the right. He dinks a cross, which is deflected up off Guerreiro towards the back post and Selke beats Piszczek to meet it in front of goal, but heads into the ground and wide of the Dortmund goal.
A foul on Akanji earns Groß his fifth yellow card of the season, meaning he is suspended for the midweek game.
Hazard replaces Brandt for Dortmund, bringing some fresh legs to the home side's attack.
A misplaced pass from Akanji is picked up by Bremen, and Sargent is swiftly found in space 20 yards from goal. He strikes low for the far bottom corner, but Hitz is down well to tip the ball wide of goal.
SARGENT FLUFFS HIS LINES!
A big chance comes the American's way after Eggestein's long ball over the top, spotting his run into the area. He meets the pass on the full volley but can't keep it on target, skewing his shot high and wide.
8 off target
6 on target
2 off target
2 on target
HAALAND HITS ONE!
Lovely football as Brandt dummies a pass for Haaland to control, and he plays a one-two with Reus before rifling a shot at goal. The camera almost can't follow it as he has struck the shot so hard, but to Pavlenka's relief, it drifts high over the crossbar.
A yellow comes Veljkovic's way in the Bremen defence as he pulls down Haaland.
EGGESTEIN OFF THE POST!
A big chance for Bremen to get themselves back into this game as Eggestein breaks forward in midfield ahead of Brandt and fires for goal, beating Hitz but seeing his shot bounce back out off the post. Bremen showing Dortmund how dangerous they can be.
BVB LOOKING GOOD, PLAYING GOOD
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NEXT BVB CHANGE
Can replaces Dahoud in midfield with a like-for-like change.
A first yellow card for Bremen as Friedl brings down Reyna on the counter.
Kohfeldt switches things up here with two strikes coming on in Selke and Sargent, replacing Osako and Möhwald.
The ensuing corner is flicked on by Brandt and comes to Reus on the end of the area, with Haaland laying it off to him. He curls a shot for the near post with Pavlenka helpless, but it drifts just wide of the mark.
REUS HAS A GO!
Haaland does well to chase back Schmid and win the ball back in the Bremen half before turning and finding Reus in space in the Bremen area. He weaves into space before firing for the near post on his left, but Pavlenka is equal to this one.
ON THE FRONT FOOT AGAIN
Dortmund have started the second half as they ended the first, on the ball and looking for ways through the Bremen defence.
The first card of the day is shown to Dahoud for his foul on Gebre Selassie.
Piszczek is on for Morey at the break at right-back as we get back underway in Dortmund.
HOW ABOUT HAALAND?
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ALMOST A HAALAND HAT-TRICK!
A cross into the middle from the right flank is inches from being put home by Haaland. Hummels and Bellingham go for it on the first bounce with Bremen's defence at sixes and sevens, but it bounces through for Haaland at the back post. He jumps up, but mistimes his leap and the ball goes beyond him.
ANOTHER HAALAND RECORD
This is Haaland's ninth brace of the season for Dortmund. No player in the club's history has scored so many in a single campaign.
We'll have two minutes of time added on at the end of the first half.
BIG CHANCE FOR BELLINGHAM!
It's almost four for Dortmund in the first half as Bellingham strikes at goal from close range, but Pavlenka is equal to this one with a big save. It was another set up by Reyna.
BRACE FOR HAALAND!
It's goal No.23 of the season for Haaland and maybe the most simple he has scored so far this season. Dortmund break down the right after winning the ball in midfield, and it's Reyna who looks into the middle with his pass from the right. It deflects off Groß into Möhwald, whose touch sends it to the back post where Haaland is waiting to tap into an empty net.
A rocky start from the hosts has been given a great response. Dortmund have been on top all game here, with Bremen's goal via Rashica and another chance coming on the counter so far. Kohfeldt's side may have to step up more now.
HAALAND SPOT ON!
Dortmund's No.9 steps up for the penalty and sends Pavlenka the wrong way, smashing home to his left. His first goal after two Bundesliga games without scoring.
He can't continue here after his earlier injury, and Schmid is on in his place.
Reus is brought down in the box by Möhwald and Dortmund have a spot-kick.
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REYNA LEVELS UP!
Dortmund are back in it and what a hit from Reyna to get the goal. The ball moves from left to right with Reyna starting the move, and Morey finds the American in space on the edge of the Bremen area. He takes one touch before smashing a stunning shot into the top corner, drifting away from Pavlenka before it rattled the back of the net. A fantastic finish from the USMNT star!
Bremen's midfielder is down clutching his left ankle here and is taking treatment at the moment. We'll have to see if he can continue.
BREMEN ON THE BREAK!
Again the away side cause panic in the Dortmund defence with only Akanji back as Eggestein and Rashica race forward. Bittencourt is played in on the left, but his shot is blocked behind in the end. Bremen doing well to find their way forward on the counter, with Dortmund having no answer when they do.
The average positions of all 10 outfield Bremen players are inside their own half here so far, with a fixed 5-3-2 set up keeping things difficult for Dortmund to break down. Kohfeldt's plan working well so far.
BRANDT SO CLOSE!
A Dortmund corner runs to the back post where Reus collects and crosses back into the middle. The ball then comes to Brandt who volleys back at goal from 12 yards, but it flies just wide across goal. Dortmund powering forward well here, looking for a quick response after going behind.
RASHICA FIRES BREMEN IN FRONT!
After not scoring all season, Rashica makes it two in two weeks as Bremen take the lead. It's a simple long pass forward from midfield as Eggestein slots Rashica in and he beats the offside trap, with Morey late to push forward. Rashica is too quick for Hummels, and slots home past Hitz with a low finish into the far bottom corner.
BREMEN SET UP
It's a three-man defence for the visitors made up of Veljkovic, Groß and Moisander from right to left. Gebre Selassie and Friedl have been sitting in to make it a five-man defence for the most part so far.
THIS DORTMUND KIT!
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REYNA SHOT BLOCKED!
Now Dortmund's turn to break with Reyna sent away down the right. He cuts into the Bremen area and onto his left foot before shooting at goal, but Friedl is on hand to block it behind.
BITTENCOURT FORCES A SAVE!
Bremen counter after winning the ball in midfield and it's Bittencourt who is in a touch of space to shoot from 20+ yards. This one is moving across goal from right to left and always drifting away from Hitz, but he is down to parry it wide of goal.
Dortmund in control of this game early on with tidy interplay through midfield. So far, Bremen have kept them from getting a shot away on goal but Dortmund looking confident.
HERE WE GO!
The home side get us underway in their special kit, for our sole game today on this Bundesliga Sunday.
DORTMUND'S SPECIAL KIT
BVB are wearing a one-off kit this afternoon against Bremen, inspired by the Bundesliga and Champions League-winning sides from the 1990s. We can't wait to see how it looks in action.
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SARGENT FROM THE BENCH?
USMNT striker Josh Sargent has scored four of his team-leading five Bundesliga goals so far this season since the turn of the year. He starts from the bench this afternoon, looking to make an impact from the bench.
BREMEN'S RECENT STRUGGLES
Florian Kohfeldt's side are winless in five and have lost each of their last four, but have faced Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Wolfsburg and now Dortmund in that time.
REUS' FAVOURITE OPPOSITION
Dortmund's captain has scored more goals against Bremen than any other opponent: 14 in 18 Bundesliga matches, including six in his last five.
ARE WE DUE A HAALAND GOAL?
Haaland has scored 21 Bundesliga goals this season, but is without a goal in two. He has never failed to fire in three successive Bundesliga matches. Dortmund's No.9 has only scored 13 of his 34 Bundesliga goals at the Signal Iduna Park.
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BVB TEAM NEWS
Reinforcements are on the horizon, for Dortmund with Sancho back in individual training. He is still out, though, as is Delaney. Knauff is on the bench with Reyna preferred in the three-man Dortmund attack, while Brandt also earns a start.
BREMEN TEAM NEWS
Upsetting the odds at the Signal Iduna Park will be no easy task but an in-form Rashica could help their chances. Bremen's eight-goal top scorer last season came off the bench to score his first of the campaign in defeat to Leipzig, and starts. Möhwald returns to the starting line-up in midfield alongside Groß with six changes made for Bremen. Augustinsson is back fit and available, but he and Agu are on the bench while Fülkrug still misses out.
BVB STARTING XI!
Hitz - Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Brandt, Bellingham, Dahoud - Reus (c), Haaland, Reyna
Bürki, Hazard, Schulz, Reinier, Can, Meunier, Piszczek, Tigges, Knauff
BREMEN STARTING XI!
Pavlenka - Veljkovic, Moisander (c), Friedl - Gebre Selassie, Eggestein, Groß, Möhwald, Bittencourt - Osako, Rashica
Zetterer, Augustinsson, Selke, Agu, Sargent, Schmid, Mbom, Dinkci, Bargfrede
WHAT'S AT STAKE
After Frankfurt's heavy defeat at Gladbach, Dortmund have a chance to close the gap to the top-four with a win today. As things stand, the gap to the Eagles is seven points - with Leverkusen one point ahead of BVB as well after their Rhine derby victory yesterday evening. For Bremen, keeping adrift of the relegation scrap is the goal. Four points is all that separate them from Hertha in the relegation play-off spot.
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ONE GAME SUNDAY
With Mainz vs. Hertha Berlin postponed this afternoon, Borussia Dortmund vs. Werder Bremen is our only game of the day in the Bundesliga today, but it should be a cracker.
Here you will find the most important information on the game between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 29 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.