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Full-time! Dortmund 5-1 Freiburg
Haller's goal takes the headlines on a memorable day for Dortmund, who go level with Bayern thanks to a fourth straight win.
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Kübler takes his frustrations out on a water bottle as he prepares to take his seat in the dugout. It's been a tough day at the office for Freiburg today - he knows they're better than this.
Worth a pop!
Reyna hits a free-kick down the throat of Flekken. Dortmund want six...
Union have retaken the lead against Mainz, so they're going top. Leipzig are still goalless in Cologne, while Frankfurt lead Hertha 2-0.
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Reyna adds a fifth!
Another beauty of a goal for Dortmund. Bynoe-Gittens teases the Freiburg defence, before shifting the ball inside. Guerreiro touches it off for Reyna on the edge of the area, and the American nonchalantly places a first-time finish into the corner. BVB have been superb today!
As things stand, Bayern, BVB and Union - pegged back by Mainz - are level on 37 points.
Dahoud in da house
Dahoud's on for Wolf in a further show of Dortmund's strength in depth.
Streich sees red
Freiburg's coach is shown his marching orders after speaking out of turn towards the referee. He'll serve a touchline ban at home to Stuttgart next weekend.
Dortmund on fire...
15 off target
5 on target
2 off target
3 on target
Bellingham and Reus get the hook, with three points surely in the bag. BVB also have a midweek DFB Cup game against Bochum to think about. Malen and Reyna are on. No wonder Terzic has been talking up this Dortmund bench as the club's "best in years".
Pick that out!
Dortmund extend their lead. Guerreiro is the provider with a smart inside pass for Brandt. He drives at the Freiburg defence, before unleashing an unstoppable swerving drive into the bottom corner. The curve on that was really something!
New ideas in the Freiburg attack, not that BVB look like relinquishing their grip on the contest.
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The Signal Iduna Park is on its feet as Haller makes way. He'll never forget this day. Moukoko and Bynoe-Gittens - who scored a goal apiece from the bench in Freiburg on Matchday 2 - are on, with the superb Adeyemi also given a breather. Sallai and Eggestein are the fresh Freiburg legs.
Dortmund are in complete control as Bellingham sends a cross just beyond Haller's reach. If they can see it out, it'll be a fourth straight Bundesliga win for Terzic's men.
Haller scores for Dortmund!
What a moment! Haller sweeps over a cross that's put behind, just as Guerreiro was about to pull the trigger. Brandt's ensuing corner is cleared, but he keeps the chance alive by feeding Guerreiro. This time the cross is right on the money, and right onto the head of Haller. That's his first Bundesliga goal for Dortmund and first in competitive action following his recovery from testicular cancer, and he's done it on World Cancer Day. As the jubilant celebrations ease off, the Ivorian looks down the camera whilst pointing to the "f*** cancer" message on his boots. Incredible.
Dortmund retake the lead!
That didn't take long! BVB play a short corner across the box to Adeyemi. He lays it off to Bellingham, who back-heels it back into the Germany international's path. He wriggles, jiggles and digs out a shot that nestles into the far corner. Superb move, and a fine finish!
Here we go again!
Encouraging start from Freiburg as Doan warms the palms of Kobel. Both sides unchanged...
Dortmund dominated and took a deserved lead, but the 10 men of Freiburg have found a way back into it. Don't go anywhere!
Out of nothing!
Call it luck, call it calamity - Freiburg are level. Süle thumps a clearance into Doan. Schlotterbeck tries and fails to tidy up and Höler slams the loose ball into the bottom corner. That was not in the first-half script.
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Haller and Kübler tangle in the box. Both go to ground, but there are no appeals from the BVB No.9, and the decision goes the way of Freiburg. You have to say, Haller really looks the business as the lone striker in this Dortmund team.
Dortmund keeping up their end of the bargain
Brandt's fingers burned
Can is adjudged to have fouled Grifo. Brandt doesn't agree with the decision, and talks his way into the referee's book.
BVB have dominated, without creating clear-cut chances. Schlotterbeck's strike had a goal probability of just five percent.
Freiburg old boy
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Into the book
Adeyemi, on the receiving end of a good few fouls already, is penalised for impeding Kübler. Grifo's right-wing free-kick is flicked on, but comes to nothing as Kyereh, off balance, blazes high and wide.
Deserved Dortmund lead!
Süle smashes in an effort from range that Flekken does really well to push behind. Brandt's near-post corner is only half cleared, with former Freiburg defender spinning on a sixpence to swipe in from the most acute of angles. It had been coming!
Freiburg on the ropes
Another daft foul from a Freiburg perspective, this time from Kyereh on Adeyemi. Streich paces the touchline, his best-laid plans in tatters.
Bellingham hits the deck just inside the Freiburg area. He was sandwiched between Doan and Günter, but the referee suggests the BVB teen went to ground too easily.
Home soil and now an extra man...
Dortmund with some lovely interchange involving Brandt and Wolf. Bellingham takes aim from 18 yards, but it's on his weaker left foot and he drags the ball wide.
Oh, no. So clumsy from the Freiburg youngster, who blocks off Adeyemi as the Dortmund forward threatened to go round him to the left of the box. Less than 90 seconds between those bookings. You have to fear for the visitors now...
Second yellow card
Freiburg second best
Freiburg survive a couple of corners, but they cannot get a foothold in this game as Sildillia goes into the book for a foul on the effervescent Adeyemi.
Dortmund in charge
Really smart play from Dortmund as Wolf drives in off the right and finds Adeyemi in the box. He helps it on to Guerreiro, who lashes narrowly wide of the far post, with Flekken rooted to the spot. BVB mean business.
Proceed with caution
Unnecessary from Guerreiro. He goes straight through the back of Höler, who was going nowhere.
Haller does really well with his back to goal, under pressure from a Freiburg shirt. He lays the ball off for Guerreiro, who threads a pass into the box for Brandt before a defender makes a crucial block.
Six teams in the title race - can Dortmund or Freiburg get the win to go level with leaders Bayern?
The two teams make their way onto the field in Dortmund. BVB are in black and yellow, Freiburg red and white.
A stirring rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone', as ever, from the Dortmund fans. Damn, the atmosphere here is special!
A first for the coaches
We mentioned Dortmund's one-sided record at home to Freiburg earlier, but the head-to-head between coaches Terzic and Streich is at one apiece. This is their first meeting at the Signal Iduna Park, though.
The Dortmund fans are making a real noise as the players warm up. They haven't witnessed their team lose here since Matchday 2, when BVB conceded three late goals to Bremen.
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More on those teams
With Salih Özcan suspended, Dortmund captain Marco Reus makes a timely return following illness and injury. Raphael Guerreiro is recalled at the expense of Julian Ryerson, while Sebastien Haller retains his place in the side as the lone striker. Freiburg bring in Daniel-Kofi Kyereh and top scorer Vincenzo Grifo. Maximilian Eggestein and Michael Gregoritsch drop to the bench.
Dortmund starting line-up
Kobel – Wolf, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro – Can, Bellingham – Brandt, Reus (c), Adeyemi – Haller
Meyer, Reyna, Dahoud, Hummels, Moukoko, Modeste, Malen, Passlack, Bynoe-Gittens
Freiburg starting line-up
Flekken – Kübler, Ginter, Lienhart – Sildillia, Eggestein, Höfler, Günter (c) – Kyereh - Doan, Höler, Grifo
Uphoff, Dulde, Eggestein, Petersen, Sallai, Wagner, Jeong, Röhl, Gregoritsch
The view from Freiburg
The view from Dortmund
Dortmund are dominant at Signal Iduna Park against Freiburg, having not been beaten since 2001 on their own turf. Across the last five meetings between the two teams at any ground, though, they have been evenly matched, with 'Die Schwarzgelben' winning three to their opponents' two.
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What's on the line
This a match between two of the Bundesliga's top sides. Dortmund are in fourth, while Freiburg are just one place behind in fifth, and both have an opportunity to draw level on points with league-leaders Bayern ahead of the Bavarians' clash with Wolfsburg on Sunday.
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