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Hoffenheim have won a free-kick in the final seconds here, 30 yards from goal which Kramaric looks set to take...
HOW HAS REUS MISSED!?
It should be 4-2 to Dortmund as the pour forward again. Reus plays a one-two with Meunier into the Hoffenheim area and has a free shot at goal from 10 yards, but he slides the ball inches wide of the post. An incredible miss! When will the drama end!?
WHAT. A. GAME.
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Catch your breath, Bundesliga fans. We're into five minutes of added time.
SituationNo red card
It could only be Erling Haaland! Do not scratch your eyes, he has scored just a minute after Dabbur's equaliser to surely win it for Dortmund. The home side break down the left and it's Wolf who collects the ball in the middle. His shot is saved and it falls to Moukoko who then has his shot blocked, but it comes to Haaland at the near post and he smashes home in style to send the home crowd wild!
DABBUR IN THE FINAL MINUTE!
Munas Dabbur silences the Dortmund crowd with an equaliser in the final minute here! Incredible. It's a corner swung into from the right by Rudy which is headed on at the near post by Akpoguma, and it loops to the back post where an unmarked Dabbur is waiting to slide home.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Jacob Bruun Larsen33.77km/h
SO CLOSE FOR HAALAND!
Wolf plays Haaland the ball in the Hoffenheim area and he powers his way beyond Posch to have just enough space for a shot back across goal on his right foot. It beats Baumann but dribbles just inches past the post.
Distance run (km)
Fresh legs on for the final stretch with Passlack on for Guerreiro and Moukoko on for Malen.
GEIGER LIMPS OFF
The midfielder has been fantastic this evening, but he limps off now to be replaced by Dabbur.
DORTMUND HAVE HAD THE CHANCES!
WOLF ON TARGET!
Dortmund break forward and Guerreiro lays the ball off for Wolf to strike at goal. This one is also saved by Baumann.
The away side are coming forward once again here as we enter the final 12 minutes of the game. Kramaric loops a header across goal from Geiger's corner which Haaland has to put behind.
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?
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KOBEL DENIES KRAMARIC!
Kramaric has a great position to fire a free-kick at goal from 22 yards, and decides to loop his effort back towards the goalkeeper's side of the net. Kobel retreats and tips the ball over his own crossbar.
NO RISK TAKEN
Bellingham is replaced by Wolf here for the final 15 minutes.
Just minutes after scoring his second Bundesliga goal and fifth in total for the club, Bellingham is down taking treatment. It looks like he'll be able to continue for now.
NEXT CHANCE FOR MALEN!
Another opportunity for the Dutchman who is found at the near post, but his powerful strike at goal is once again kept out by Baumann.
Hoeneß wastes no time in changing up his attack as he brings on Adamyan and Gacinovic here.
Jacob Bruun Larsen
It's a night for the 18-year-olds at Dortmund as Bellingham fires BVB back in front with 20 minutes to play. Guerreiro swings in a cross from the left and it's headed out by Raum, but only as far as Bellingham who controls with his thigh and finishes superbly with his left-foot across goal. His second Bundesliga goal!
HUGE CHANCE FOR AKANJI!
Brandt curls in a fantastic corner from the left and it's met by Akanji just five yards from goal. He has a free header and looks destined to score, but he glances his effort inches over the crossbar. He and Haaland are in disbelief.
MALEN HAS A GO!
A swift break from Dortmund led by Reus sees Malen pick up possession on the left. He cuts in on his right foot and powers a shot towards the near post, but Baumann is down well to save low to his left.
BACK WITH A BANG!
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Dortmund's goalscorer comes off and is replaced by Brandt.
HOFFENHEIM LEVEL THINGS UP!
A fantastic goal and a deserved one too after their improved second-half performance. It's tidy play around the Dortmund area as Geiger is found on the right. Baumgartner makes a darting run in behind and the through-ball finds him and he follows up with a fine finish, low across Kobel and into the far bottom corner.
HUGE CHANCE FOR KRAMARIC!
Hoffenheim's main man is played in on goal by Rudy and he is quick enough to stay ahead of Witsel and Meunier who are on the chase. He reaches the Dortmund penalty area and fires at goal, but Kobel stays big and makes an excellent save.
CAN'T STOP SCORING
Borussia Dortmund have scored at least one goal in their 35th consecutive Bundesliga match, extending their club record.
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Dortmund's right-back brings down Rudy and is cautioned here early in the second half.
THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM
Giovanni ReynaAndrej Kramarić
Dortmund have their tails up now and Bellingham does superbly to win the ball back from Rutter in midfield before being fouled by the substitute. The 18-year-old, much like fellow 18-year-old Reyna, is mature beyond his years.
REYNA OPENS THE SCORING!
The 18-year-old fires home his second goal of the season on his 50th Bundesliga appearance to mark his historic night in style. It's tidy interplay from Reus and Bellingham, asthe Englishman flicks the ball forward into Reyna on the edge of the Hoffenheim area. One touch to control and a both precise and powerful finish beyond Baumann follows.
Hoffenheim doing what they did in the first half, starting quickly. It's Baumgartner who crosses into the middle from the left and Kramaric is up to meet it, but the ball deflects off Akanji and out for a corner.
A change at the break for Hoffenheim as Rutter comes on for Stiller, which should see Rudy drop back and Kramaric move into the No.10 position.
We're into two minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
ALMOST FOR MALEN
Dortmund just missing the final touch as Malen races forward, cutting inside from the left. He finds Reus, who looks to return the pass to the Dutchman as he races beyond the Hoffenheim defence but Malen's first touch lets him down as he collects the pass.
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The away side having a bright end to this first half which has been largely dominated by Dortmund.
Hoffenheim have their first attempt on goal since the third minute as a stray pass in the Dortmund midfield sets Bruun Larsen away. He slots Baumgartner in on goal, but he is denied by a vital save from Kobel.
VOGT DOING HIS JOB
Marco ReusKevin Vogt
A first yellow card for a Dortmund player here as Dahoud brings down Baumgartner.
HAALAND GOES CLOSE!
The next chance for Dortmund as Haaland heads the ball wide for Reus, who then crosses back to him at the back post. He's leaping high and can't control his header back across goal.
SO NEARLY PERFECT!
Brilliant play from Dortmund as Akanji fires a pass into Haaland and he flicks it around the corner of Posch with his first touch. The reason is that Reus is running behind and Haaland's spotted him, but his pass for the captain has a little too much pace on it.
The next chance is a tough one for Reyna as Meunier's cross is a little too high for him to get real direction on his header. Dortmund have had seven attempts on goal to Hoffenheim's one so far.
Dortmund take the ball from one end to the other in style with Bellingham making a long run up the pitch to link up the play. Malen gets the ball and finds Guerreiro in space, who then crosses into the middle to find Haaland in front of goal. He challenges for the header with Posch and just about wins it, but his effort loops up and is simple for Baumann to gather.
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REUS FIRES OVER
Reyna finds space in front of the Hoffenheim defence and is found by Meunier. He turns inside and lays the ball off for Reus to fire at goal, but his effort goes high over Baumann's goal.
HOW TO DEFEND HAALAND?
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HOME FANS IN LOUD VOICE!
There are 25,000 fans inside the Signal Iduna Park this evening and they're making themselves known so far. It's wonderful to have Bundesliga fans back in stadiums.
BVB BALL SO FAR
BIG CHANCE FOR MEUNIER!
Guerreiro's free-kick is poorly hit but somehow works perfectly for Dortmund, as it comes to Meunier in an onside position just inside the Hoffenheim area. His first touch lets him down and he has to shoot with his left, but that effort is blocked away by the recovering Hoffenheim defence.
The next and now third Hoffenheim yellow card goes to Geiger as he pulls back Malen.
ALMOST A YELLOW CARD RECORD
Baumgartner almost had an unwanted Bundesliga record earlier with his yellow card after 10 seconds. The fastest ever, though, was when Florian Niederlechner was given a yellow card was on Matchday 11 of the 2016/17 season as Freiburg went down 4-2 at Mainz (after 8 seconds).
DORTMUND WANT THE BALL
The hosts are looking to build up possession here and are also keen to break the lines with forward passing through the Hoffenheim midfield where possible. Bellingham and Dahoud are key to that as they look to find the likes of Reus, Haaland and Malen in space ahead of them.
DON'T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THIS
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RUDY THE NO.10
Hoffenheim playing a 4-2-3-1 so far, with Geiger and Stiller sitting deeper while Rudy pushes into an attacking midfield role behind Kramaric.
Five fouls, three attempts on goal and two yellow cards. It's been a lively first 10 minutes here in Dortmund and the rain has stopped, for now!
AKANJI WITH THE HEADER!
A fantastic cross comes in from Guerreiro on the left and Akanji is still up from the previous free-kick. He meets the ball with a strong header, but it's straight down and at Baumann.
WARNING FOR RAUM
The next early foul from a Hoffenheim player as Raum brings down Bellingham. Zwayer just looking to calm the away side down here, with their high-pressing causing frequent early pauses in play.
The next yellow cad for Hoffenheim as Stefan Posch is cautioned for a heavy foul on Dahoud. Felix Zwayer has been busy so far.
REYNA ON THE BREAK!
Here come Dortmund with an immediate response. Haaland plays Reyna in on goal with a perfectly-timed pass. He's away from the Hoffenheim defence but forced to the left and do shoots with his left across goal, but he can't get the power behind his strike to trouble Baumann. A lively start!
KRAMARIC OFF THE BAR!
What a start that would have been. Dortmund give away the ball too easily and Hoffenheim pour forward down the left. It's Bruun Larsen with a cross to the back post where Kramaric is waiting and he beats Reyna to the header, which sends the ball looping at goal. But it bounces back out off the upright.
WITSEL TAKING TREATMENT
The Belgian has a big mark under his right eye from Baumgartner's challenge. He is able to continue, but that has left a hefty mark.
A very early booking for Baumgartner, inside the first minute, for an elbow on Witsel.
AND WE'RE OFF!
The ball is rolling in Dortmund as we get Matchday 3 underway.
HERE. WE. GO!
It's Bundesliga time, ladies and gentlemen. Take your seats, sit back and try your best to relax as we bring you full coverage of Borussia Dortmund vs. Hoffenheim to start Matchday 3 in the 2021/22 season.
HAALAND THE HERO?
Haaland has one goal and an assist to show for his first three meetings with Hoffenheim. However, Dortmund have won only one of their last seven fixtures against Hoffenheim (D3, L3).
Hoffenheim are unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions, dating back to a 2-1 loss to Augsburg on 3 April 2021.
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KRAM LOVES FACING BVB!
Hoffenheim's Kramaric has scored seven times in eight games against Dortmund. He's only found the net more often against Hertha (eight goals).
50 UP FOR REYNA!
Reyna is set to make his 50th Bundesliga appearance tonight. Since debuting on 8 January 2020, he has registered five goals and eight assists and established himself as one of Dortmund's starting forwards.
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DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Marco Rose has been able to welcome back several first-team players in the last week or so and one of them earns a start here with Thomas Meunier coming in at right-back. Left-back Nico Schulz went off injured in the first half of the Freiburg game, so Raphael Guerreiro - who came on for the German last weekend - starts in his stead. American Gio Reyna complained of a niggle after coming off after 70 minutes against Freiburg, although it's not thought to have put him in doubt for this fixture. Emre Can is not yet fit enough to be involved.
HOFFENHEIM TEAM NEWS
Ishak Belfodil joined the club this week from Hertha Berlin but doesn't feature here, as Sebastian Hoeneß makes just a couple one change to his side from their 2-2 draw with Union last time out. Dennis Geiger comes in for Munas Dabbur, adding some more presence to their midfield, with Andrej Kramaric leading the attack.
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DORTMUND STARTING XI!
Kobel - Meunier, Witsel, Akanji, Guerreiro - Bellingham, Dahoud, Reyna - Reus (c) - Haaland, Malen
Hitz, Brandt, Reinier, Passlack, Wolf, Gürpüz, Papadopoulos, Moukoko
HOFFENHEIM STARTING XI!
Baumann - Akpoguma, Posch, Vogt (c), Raum - Rudy, Geiger, Stiller - Baumgartner, Kramaric, Bruun Larsen
Pentke, Adams, Samassekou, Gacinovic, John, Dabbur, Adamyan, Skov, Rutter
HEADING INTO THE INTERNATIONAL BREAK...
If ever you needed an incentive to enjoy the Bundesliga more than usual, we have one for you. After this weekend, the Bundesliga will be away for one week as we enter the first international break of the campaign. Enjoy it while you can, Bundesliga fans!
OFFICIAL TEAM NEWS COMING
With just over an hour until kick-off, it won't be long until we have official team news from both sides. Marco Rose has first-team players back in the fold - but will be without Mats Hummels for tonight - while Sebastian Hoeneß is beginning to settle on his preferred side.
HAALAND VS. KRAMARIC!
The headline act of this weekend opener is the battle in attack between Erling Haaland of Dortmund and Andrej Kramaric of Hoffenheim. The pair are almost guaranteed to be among the goals at the moment. Haaland has scored two and assisted two from his two games this season, while Kramaric leads the league in assists with four and has yet to find the back of the net himself. However, he once scored four goals - including a no-look penalty - against Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park.
WELCOME TO MATCHDAY 3!
Yeah, that's right! We've been away for almost an entire week but don't worry, it's finally time for the Bundesliga again and what a game to start with on this Friday evening. It's Borussia Dortmund playing host to Hoffenheim, a game which has been the centre of so many memorable moments in recent years. More are set to be created tonight...
Here you can find all the information about Dortmund against Hoffenheim on Matchday 3.