BENDER WITH THE SPOT-KICK!
In his final game, Lars Bender has a beautiful moment for Leverkusen. He steps up and slots home a penalty
INTO THE FINAL MINUTES
Lars Bender is ready and waiting to come on for Leverkusen for the final time...
BRACE FOR HAALAND!
It's two for Haaland and three for Dortmund as the hosts seal the win. It's a slapstick goal, as Haaland tucks the ball around Hradecky and fires home into an empty net after Wendell's attempted pass across defence.
Reyna comes on for Reinier with 10 minutes to go...
OFF COMES PISZCZEK
The whole BVB bench comes to the side of the pitch to wish Piszczek farewell with a guard of honour, and he is replaced by Passlack for the final time as a Dortmund player.
Diaby comes on for Bellarabi to bring fresh legs into the Leverkusen attack.
We've had plenty of chances at both ends, but Dortmund have been clinical with their two attempts on goal.
INTO THE FINAL 20...
DEBUT FOR GEDIKLI
The 18-year-old is on for his Bundesliga debut here.
Schick and Gedikli come on for Leverkusen to change things up in the Leverkusen attack.
"WHERE DID YOU LEARN THAT, MARCO?" - HAALAND
© Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
That's the end of the season for Akanji and Reus, as Hummels and Sancho come on for BVB.
PISZCZEK NOT FAR AWAY
Brandt collects the ball on the byline to the left of the Leverkusen goal, and cross to the edge of the box. Piszczek is making a lung-bursting run to meet it, but his glancing header goes just wide at the near post.
We had a check there from VAR after Reus' goal, with Reinier close to getting his head to the ball, with Delaney in what appeared to be an offside position. In the end, there was no touch on Reus' free-kick before it bounced in.
REUS MAKES IT TWO!
Dortmund double their lead six minutes into the second half, having taken the lead five minutes into the first, and it's Reus who bags the goal. It's a free-kick to the left of the Leverkusen area which he powers into the middle. Reinier and Delaney go close to flicking on, but no one gets a touch and the ball bounces through and in beyond Hradecky.
Bellingham is on for Dahoud at the break for the home side as we get the second half underway.
REUS SHOT BLOCKED!
A rare chance for Dortmund here as they counter with numbers, and Haaland finds Reus in front of goal. He goes to slide the ball home but Demirbay is on hand to make a crucial block.
Leverkusen shooting from outside the area here, with Dortmund's defence sitting deeper and deeper. This one is simple for Bürki to save again.
DEMIRBAY FORCES A SAVE
A shot from the left corner of Dortmund's area is a simple one for Bürki to handle, but Leverkusen are keeping the pressure on right up to the half-time break.
Dortmund have the lead, but all the chances in this first half are coming at the other end.
CHANCES AT THE OTHER END
Leverkusen are on top here towards the end of the first half and break again down the right flank. It's Bellarabi who cuts the ball into the middle and Paulinho turns it towards goal, but Bürki makes a big one-handed save down to his right.
Leverkusen break down the right with Bellarabi played in behind and his low cross into the middle looks destined to be slammed home by Gray, but Akanji is perfectly placed to make a crucial interception and put the ball out for a corner.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
PAULINHO BACK IN ACTION
It's great to see the young Brazilian forward back in action today. This is his very first Bundesliga appearance of the season after tearing his cruciate ligament in his knee at the end of last season. And he's starting and leading the line, and dropping into midfield as a false-nine to cause some nuisance.
Leverkusen beginning to press Dortmund into giving up possession a little too easily for their liking here. It's an entertaining game though, with both sides pressing intensively - especially in midfield. The ball is swapping being yellow and red quickly.
© Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
DAHOUD INVOLVED FROM THE OFF
Mahmoud DahoudJonathan Tah
GRAY LOOKING DANGEROUS
The English winger is looking to get involved going forward down the left against Piszczek. He's got lightning-quick pace, and could prove key here for Leverkusen if they want to catch the BVB defence cold.
DAHOUD DROPPING DEEP
The playmaking midfielder is dropping in between the two centre-backs to dictate the play here, making life difficult for Leverkusen in their attempts to win the ball back.
Dortmund have been in control for all of the opening 10 minutes here, dominating possession and looking to open up the Leverkusen defence. The opening for the opening goal came from Brandt's defensive work outside the Leverkusen area, winning the ball off Aranguiz before Reinier sent Haaland in.
HAALAND FOR THE LEAD!
Dortmund have the lead and it's that man, Erling Haaland. A simple pass through the Leverkusen defence from Reinier and Haaland smashes it through the legs of Hradecky from the left into the far bottom corner.
IN THE NEW KIT...
Dortmund are sporting their new home shirt for the 2021/22 season. Pictures incoming shortly.
HERE WE GO!
The ball is rolling in Dortmund...
KICK-OFF COMING UP!
The warm-ups are done with, the players are making their final preparations and we've had farewell gifts for Piszczek and the Bender twins. It's almost time for Bundesliga football, for the final time in 2020/21.
BELLINGHAM: "I KNEW FROM DAY ONE I'D MADE THE RIGHT DECISION"
Dortmund's 17-year-old trailblazer from England has spoken about how happy he is with his decision to move Birmingham to Dortmund last summer. "They told me you know if you come here we'll develop you, you'll get game time and you'll be an international in two years," Bellingham told BBC's MOTDx. "Honestly, and this is the honest truth, I can't believe that I'm being put in contention so early in my career. Some of the players that I've gone there and trained with are different class so to be talked about in the same breath is a real honour."
ERLING'S TASK AT HAND
Haaland is averaging a goal every 93 minutes in this season's Bundesliga, but is yet to fire in two attempt against Leverkusen. Dortmund's No.9 is sat on 25 goals for the campaign, with only Lewandowski and Silva scoring more
BAYER'S DORTMUND STRUGGLES
Leverkusen have only won in Dortmund twice since 2010, losing their last five on the spin at the Signal Iduna Park.
ONE LAST WIN FOR TERZIC?
Terzic's BVB can make it seven Bundesliga wins in a row. Jürgen Klopp was the last coach to mastermind six or more successive single-season Bundesliga victories, during the club's 2011/12 title-winning campaign.
WATCH: DORTMUND ARRIVE!
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Lukasz Piszczek captains the side in his final game, with Sancho and several other usual starters on the bench. Reus, Haaland and Brandt all start - with rare inclusions for Reinier, Schulz and Delaney on the final day.
LEVERKUSEN TEAM NEWS
Two men who won't be around to ring in the new era under incoming head coach Gerard Seoane are Bender twins Sven and Lars. The former starts against his ex-club, but the latter is only fit for the bench for their career swan song. Midfielder Amiri is suspended, while striker Schick is only fit for the bench.
DORTMUND STARTING XI!
Bürki - Piszczek (c), Akanji, Can, Schulz - Dahoud, Delaney - Reinier, Brandt, Reus - Haaland
Drljaca, Guerreiro, Hummels, Sancho, Hazard, Bellingham, Meunier, Passlack, Reyna
LEVERKUSEN STARTING XI!
Hradecky - Tah, Dragovic, S. Bender, Wendell - Wirtz, Aranguiz (c), Demirbay - Bellarabi, Paulinho, Gray
Grill, Lomb, L. Bender, Schick, Baumgartlinger, Diaby, Weiser, Frimpong, Gedikli
LINE-UPS COMING UP!
We'll have official team news from both sides within the next 15 minutes, with Piszczek expected to start for Dortmund, while Leverkusen are without a number of first-team starts including Leon Bailey.
FAREWELL TO TWINS LEGENDS, TOO!
It's not just an emotional day on the Dortmund side of the game, as the Bender twins - Lars and Sven - will both wave goodbye to professional football today. While Lars is expected to miss out with a knee injury, former Dortmund star Sven could start against his previous club on his final day in the Bundesliga.
FAREWELL TO A LEGEND!
Today will be an emotional day at the Signal Iduna Park as Dortmund bid farewell to one of their greatest servants. Lukasz Piszczek is set to play his last game for the club after 381 appearances for the club. He won what will be his eighth and final title with BVB just two weeks ago with victory in the DFB Cup final over RB Leipzig. Now, the Pole will wave goodbye to the place he has called home for the last 11 years.
FINAL DAY DRAMA
Leverkusen are already secure in sixth place with UEFA Europa League football to come next season, while Dortmund have secured a UEFA Champions League spot and are looking to sure up third spot with a win today.
Here you will find the most important information on the game between Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 34 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.