Marco Reus got the opening goal to help his current club to a 3-1 victory over his former one.
Marco Reus got the opening goal to help his current club to a 3-1 victory over his former one.

As it happened: Gladbach vs. Dortmund

Follow live text commentary of the Matchday 18 blockbuster between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund.

Apologies for technical problems that led to the break in commentary...

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90+2' The final whistle sounds...Dortmund take all three points and close the gap to eight points once again at the top of the table.

90+1' Drmic comes on for Korb...there's not much the former Bayer 04 Leverkusen forward can do, surely.

90' Two minutes added on here....

89' Traoré bursts forward...low shot comes in, but easily fielded by Bürki.

85' Dortmund looking comfortable now...

83' Johnson, jinking just outside the box, slips the ball through to Hofmann...WHO SHOOTS!! Races past the far post...almost the dream start for the January signing from Dortmund.


80' Jonas Hofmann, who has just left BVB to join Gladbach, and fellow January signing Martin Hinteregger come on to make their Bundesliga debuts for their new club. Elvedi and Dahoud make way.

76' Aubameyang, clearly disappointed with himself, traipses off to be replaced by Adrian Ramos.

75' What a timely moment for Gündogan to score his first goal of the season...his last league strike came against Gladbach last season.


74' Sokratis strides forward...releases Mkhitaryan...bides his time on the right by-line...BEFORE PICKING OUT GÜNDOGAN!! Flicks a shot across Sommer and into the net...surely that is the game now!


73' Caught up field, Gladbach have a real problem here as Aubameyang is charging goalwards....CUTS INSIDE WENDT AND LIFTS THE BALL....OVER SOMMER...AND WIDE OF THE FAR POST!!! Tuchel has his head in his hands...that was a glorious chance to kill the game.


72' Deep cross finds Johnson at the back post...HEADS DOWN FOR RAFFAEL!!! But it's just behind the Brazilian and Dortmund scramble clear.


70' Castro and Reus make way for Durm and Ginter...Thomas Tuchel is clearly trying to stiffen his side as they expect a late Gladbach onslaught.


67' The young Gladbach centre-back goes in hard, and ill-timed, on Aubameyang, and is shown a yellow card.

66' Mats Hummels has had a great game for Dortmund so far...the centre-back has oozed the confidence you would expect of a FIFA World Cup winner...looks like he'll be joined by two others with Erik Durm and Mathias Ginter getting ready to come on.

64' Dortmund seem to have regrouped well after that Gladbach's Mkhitaryan down the right...great pace to get to the by-line...Elvedi there to cut out the cross with Aubameyang lurking behind him.


61' A poor touch from the Bundesliga's leading scorer, and a great opportunity goes it not going to be the Dortmund forward's day?

60' An hour gone, and the Gladbach fans really believe their side can get something from this game...

59' BUT HERE'S AUBAMEYANG AT THE OTHER END...SHOOTS!!!! Wide of the far post...a let-off for the home side


58' Traoré comes forward at pace...finds Dahoud....Hummels is there....but it breaks for Stindl...WHO PRODS IT ACROSS THE BOX FOR RAFFAEEEEEELLLLLL!!! He squeezes a shot low beyond Bürki and from nothing, the hosts are back in the running.

57' Dahoud goes for goal...but his angled shot from just outside the box flies well over the target...

55' After looking doubly determined to get back on level terms, Gladbach have rather withdrawn into themselves now...that Mkhitaryan goal has really set them back on their was a devastating counter-attack.


50' Great challenge from Hummels on Traoré to win the ball back...raking pass from Gündogan to the right...finds Reus...comes inside...MKHITARYAN IS ALL ALONE! And he slots the ball across Sommer and into the far corner...Dortmund counter-punch with real force!!

49' Dortmund led Köln before the winter break only to lose 2-1...Gladbach fans will be hoping that - for once - they can be exactly like their arch-rivals

Bürki to the rescue

48' Decent stop from the Dortmund 'keeper as Traoré looked to level...strong start, as you might expect, from the home side.

46' It's Gladbach who get us underway in this second half...can they turn this round?

Reus back to haunt Gladbach


45' The travelling contingent of fans, estimated at around 6,000, are really making themselves heard as the whistle sounds for half time...Dortmund in front, though Gladbach have had their chances too.

43' Aubameyang does well to get away from Christensen on the right-hand side of the box...HIS CROSS FINDS MKHITARYAN UNMARKED....side-netting...the Armenia international rather snatched at that opportunity.


41' Gündogan slips the ball into the right-hand channel...beautifully weighted....FOR REUS!!!!!! Drills across Sommer and into the far corner of the net!!! Dortmund are in has been coming.

38' Weigl plays a great ball out to the far side...Piszczek helps it into REUS...his improvised flick sends the ball looping wide of the far post...Sommer was scrambling across.

35' The ball is cut back to Aubameyang...who again does not connect cleanly...the Bundesliga's leading scorer has looked a touch rusty so far.


9' Great run into the box from Castro...CUTS IT BACK!!! And Aubameyang...puts it wide...rather scuffed his shot right across the face of goal.


5' Christensen climbs highest and powers a header goalwards the skims off the top of the crossbar...Gladbach close to breaking the deadlock through their young central defender.

2' Dortmund with an early foray forward...Gündogan doesn't catch his attempted shot at all cleanly and the chance goes.


1' We've kicked off in Mönchengladbach....

18:27 The teams are in the tunnel, and must be able to hear the roar of the crowd as the Gladbach team is read out...they will be hit by a wall of noise when they step out onto the pitch...


18:15 There were five games that kicked off at 15:30CET/14:30GMT - see how they affected the Bundesliga table.