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Wolfsburg are pushing for an equaliser but the hosts are keeping their shape well and preventing any clear sights of goal.
Wind goes close!
Dortmund lose focus at the back for a moment and are almost made to pay. Wind has acres of space in a central position as he receives the ball, before turning and quickly getting a shot off that fizzes narrowly wide of the post. Kobel is not happy and isn't shy about letting his defenders know.
Reus to the rescue
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BVB's chances of victory have understandably shot up since Reus' goal.
Malen has only been on the pitch for a few seconds but he is the catalyst for the opener, turning his marker in the middle of the pitch before spreading the ball wide to Brandt. He crosses low into the box for Reus to sweep into the bottom corner. The Signal Iduna Park erupts!
Nmecha has a go
The former Wolfsburg man, who switched to Dortmund over the summer, drills a low shot at goal from just outside the box but it whistles wide of the post.
First change of the game
Off goes Bynoe-Gittens, who looks to have run himself into the ground. In his place comes Malen, who is the Bundesliga’s top scorer this calendar year, with 12 goals in 17 games dating back to February.
Tale of the tape
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Dortmund have scored at least once in each of their last 24 Bundesliga matches. The last time they failed to find the net was... against Wolfsburg, in a 2-0 away defeat on 8 November 2022.
Arnold has a go
The Wolfsburg captain strikes the ball from distance with his weaker right foot. He catches it well and it looks to be on target, but Bensebaini sticks his head in the way and clears for a corner.
Two more openings!
Brandt, on the right this time, gets forward and slots the ball to Reus, who mis-hits his shot. It spins towards the back post and eventually comes to Bynoe-Gittens, who drills wide with the follow-up.
Double chance for Dortmund!
Hummels with an absolutely outrageous pass with the outside of his right foot, over the Wolfsburg defence and into the path of Füllkrug. He chests it down but can't quite get a shot away. Amid the scramble to clear the ball comes back to the home side and Özcan chips the ball through for Brandt, but he swings and misses with an attempted volley.
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Bynoe-Gittens making mischief
The Dortmund No.43 scampers into the box following another run down the left, this time squeezing in between two defenders. He goes down under the challenge and appeals for a penalty, but the referee takes a good look and waves for play to continue.
Here we go again!
Wolfsburg get the ball rolling in the second half.
All square at the break
Dortmund enjoyed the better start in terms of possession and territory but struggled to seriously threaten the Wolfsburg goal in the first 45 minutes. Bynoe-Gittens was their main source of inspiration down the left, while the visitors appear content to soak up the pressure and look for a goal on the counter.
If Dortmund are going to score, it's looking highly likely that Bynoe-Gittens will be involved. The winger takes on three Wolfsburg defenders as he tears up the turf on the left but his shot, with team-mates waiting in the middle, doesn't find the net.
Putting in the hard yards
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Best chance of the game!
Wolfsburg get forward on the counter and go from defence to attack in a matter of seconds. Wind releases Tomás into space and the Portuguese forward's first-time strike with his left foot is parried by Kobel.
Lovely from Bynoe-Gittens
The winger skips forward again and tries to take on Maehle on the outside. He gets to the byline but the defender sticks out a leg to block for a corner. Lovely stuff from both players there.
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Defences on top!
Opening for Füllkrug
Nmecha plays another fine pass, this time it's from deep and into the run of Brandt down the right. He charges forward and sees Füllkrug arriving in the box, but the striker doesn't make a clean connection as he attempts to back-heel it, and the chance goes begging.
Over from Özcan
Bynoe-Gittens jinks down the left and draws two or three defenders towards him as he enters the box. The English youngster lays it back to Özcan, lurking around 25 yards from goal, and he strikes from range but the ball is always rising and sails well over the bar.
Free-kick for Wolfsburg
Reus is a tad clumsy as he bundles over Rogério near the corner flag and the visitors are given a free-kick. The delivery is good but BVB are ultimately able to clear.
Nothing in it
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First sign of trouble
Bynoe-Gittens doesn't get close enough to Maehle down the Wolfsburg right and the Danish defender is able to dig out a cross. He slices it slightly and for a moment the ball threatens to loop over Kobel and into the top corner, but the BVB keeper recovers to tip it over for a corner.
Glorious from Nmecha
The Dortmund midfielder arrows a brilliant pass from left to right, straight onto the foot of Brandt, who volleys a first-time cross into the middle. It's just behind Füllkrug though and Arnold hoofs it clear for the visitors.
Reus curls the free-kick over the wall. It's heading towards the top corner but lacks the power to cause Casteels any serious trouble and the Wolfsburg keeper paws it clear.
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Early glimpse for Dortmund
Brandt releases Ryerson into space down the right and he has time to cross into the middle. It's a decent delivery towards the back post but Bynoe-Gittens can't quite get on the end of it.
And we're off!
The ball is rolling in bright sunshine in Dortmund, Let's go!
Out on the pitch
The players are lining up now for the pre-match formalities. Not long to go now.
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Wolfsburg team news
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