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EMPHATIC LEIPZIG WIN
Leipzig cement fourth place with a win that leaves Dortmund nine points behind leaders Bayern, with six rounds of fixtures remaining. Another superb display by the Bundesliga’s form team, who are still in the DFB Cup and UEFA Europa League.
Three more minutes for Dortmund to endure. They've been comfortably second best today.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Emre Can 34.21km/h
Manuel Akanji 34.14km/h
Konrad Laimer 33.76km/h
OH, DANI BOY!
Goal of the game as Olmo collects Nkunku's lay-off and smashes in off the underside of the bar from outside the BVB area. What a response to that Malen effort. Leipzig have been superb!
GOAL!1 : 4
MALEN PULLS ONE BACK!
Dortmund try to walk it in. They don't, but at least get a corner for their efforts. Leipzig only half clear as Can hooks it back over his head to Malen, who sends a downward header past Gulacsi. There's a VAR review - but it stands.
GOAL!1 : 3
Brilliant from Szoboszlai as he jinks into the box, beatng one man before knocking the ball round Akanji and going on the outside. The shot, under pressure from Can, is wide though.
RASH FROM CAN
Can chops down Nkunku from behind. It's not been his best day, the Dortmund man.
Simakan comes off for Halstenberg in the Leipzig defence, while the domineering Silva is replaced by Szoboszlai. Expect Nkunku to play as the lone striker for the final 12 minutes or so.
... but can Reyna and Brandt provide Dortmund with fresh impetus? Leipzig have been rock-solid since that Reus chance went begging early in the first half.
Silva controls a long punt from Gulacsi. He gets to the byline and cuts a ball back across goal, but nobody's home. Let-off for Dortmund. Silva's hold-up play has been fantastic today.
Klostermann replaces Mukiele on the right-hand side. Forsberg's also on, after missing out on a place at the World Cup with Sweden. Kevin Kampl makes way in midfield.
Marco Rose shows his hand. Malen and Dahoud are on in a bid to get something out of this game. It's a big ask - Haaland's had precious little to feed on.
NKUNKU ADDS A THIRD!
Leipzig commit bodies forward on the break. Laimer leads the charge, feeding Nkunku to his right and getting the ball back, via Olmo. A cute back heel is straight onto the boot of Nkunku, who sweeps in his 16th Bundesliga goal of the season.
GOAL!0 : 3
Gvardiol stays down after crashing into Bellingham. That was NHL-style stuff from the Leipzig defender. Haaland's not happy, and Kampl talks himself into the referee's book.
Can misjudges a ball over the top for Angelino. The Leipzig left-back is into the box, but takes too long to pick a pass, and Can is able to get a foot in to avert the danger.
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
No changes on the personnel front - will be see an improved display from BVB? They've moved to more of a 4-3-3...
Laimer's brace has Leipzig in complete control at the Signal Iduna Park. A big half needed from BVB, if they're to turn this around...
Bellingham shows great feet on the edge of the box to fashion a chance. He proceeds to chip an outside-the-boot of the pass to the back post, but Gulacsi is there to claw it away ahead of Reus.
Hazard drags back Nkunku to stop a possible Leipzig break. Sums up Dortmund's half - it's been frustrating for the hosts to say the least.
ON THE VOLLEY!
Angelino with a deep cross from the right. Mukiele connects with an acrobatic volley, but the angle's against him and it lacks the power to seriously trouble Kobel at his near post.
Haaland goes down in the box under Gvardiol's attempted challenge, but the Dortmund striker had already relinquished possession. No chance of winning a penalty, despite some pretty vocal BVB calls to the contrary.
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LAIMER AT THE DOUBLE!
Leipzig in dreamland in Dortmund! BVB don't get close enough to Nkunku, who attempts to play a pass into the area. It's blocked out to Laimer, whose side-footed strike deflects off Can, completely wrongfooting Kobel on its way into the back of the net.
GOAL!0 : 2
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Manuel Akanji 34.14km/h
Konrad Laimer 33.76km/h
Erling Haaland 33.36km/h
ONE LEIPZIG CHANCE, ONE GOAL
4 off target
1 on target
0 off target
1 on target
LEIPZIG LEAD DORTMUND!
Leipzig strike first! A Dortmund attack breaks down and Can's caught out near halfway by Laimer. He motors forward as Nkunku takes possession before sliding a ball into the box for the Austrian, who clips a delightful finish over Kobel.
GOAL!0 : 1
And there's the chance for Haaland. Bellingham wrestles the ball back off Kampl and slides in Wolf down the right. Simakan completely misjudges the cross, but it's slightly behind Haaland and he can only hook his effort wide of the far post from six yards.
Haaland hasn't scored since Bundesliga Matchday 20, having missed four of the last seven through injury, but has registered braces in each of his three competitive meetings with Leipzig to date.
Hummels plays an exquisite outside-of-the-boot pass over the top of the Leipzig defence for Reus. He's one-on-one with Gulacsi, but rather than lob the keeper, the BVB captain squares for Haaland - but it's behind the Norwegian. Big chance wasted!
Andre Silva tries to roll Akanji in the box. He succeeds, but the angle's tight and Kobel is out to block before a late flag goes up for offside.
Olmo bamboozles the Dortmund defence with a back-heeled pass to Angelino. The Spaniard sweeps it low across the six-yard box, with Guerreiro sweeping clear ahead of countryman Silva.
What an atmosphere in Dortmund as the game kicks off. It's football as it's meant to be!
DORTMUND MORE THAN HAALAND
"Borussia Dortmund aren’t just Erling Haaland," warned Leipzig head coach Domenico Tedesco. "I can think of six or seven Dortmund attackers who will cause us some problems, and none of them are called Haaland."
The Signal Iduna Park hosts a sell-out crowd of some 81,365 fans for the first time in over two years. "We're really excited to have everyone there," said BVB head coach Marco Rose prior to the game. "It can give us a real boost. It'll be football as we love it once again. It's a special moment. Jude Bellingham, for example, has not yet played in front of a full stadium in Dortmund. It will give us all a lift, but we need to use it to our advantage."
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There have been 22 goals across the previous five meetings between Dortmund and Leipzig at the Signal Iduna Park - that's an average of over four per game. BVB won here 3-2 last term, but lost this season's reverse fixture 2-1. Leipzig have only suffered more defeats (seven) and conceded more goals (24) against Bayern than against BVB (six/ 21).
THE STATE OF PLAY
Bayern Munich's 4-1 win in Freiburg earlier today means Dortmund have nine points to make up on the leaders. Foruth-placed Leipzig, meanwhile, can open up a three-point gap on fifth with a win.
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Erling Haaland is passed fit to start, after shaking off a knock sustained on international duty with Norway, while Marco Reus returns after five games out. Gio Reyna, who represented the USMNT in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying during the March break, drops to the bench. Leipzig are without Benjamin Henrichs through illness, so Nordi Mukiele comes in at right-wing-back. Jet lag rules out Reyna's countryman Tyler Adams.
WATCH: INSIDE DORTMUND'S CHANGING ROOM
DORTMUND STARTING XI
Kobel - Can, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Hazard, Witsel, Bellingham - Wolf, Haaland, Reus (c)
Hitz, Zagadou, Reyna, Dahoud, Moukoko, Brandt, Reinier, Malen, Pongracic
LEIPZIG STARTING XI
Gulacsi (c) - Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol - Mukiele, Laimer, Kampl, Angelino - Olmo - Silva, Nkunku
Martinez, Tschauner, Forsberg, Klostermann, Szoboszlai, Halstenberg, Raebiger, Novoa
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