FORTUNA HAVE DONE IT!
Düsseldorf are the first team this season to beat Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga! What a remarkable effort from Funkel's side.
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FOUR MINUTES OF ADDED TIME!
Can Düsseldorf hold on?
Lukebakio is given a standing ovation as he goes off to be replaced by Hennings. After rescuing that improbable draw against Bayern, it looks as though the Belgian is going to inspire Fortuna to victory over leaders Dortmund.
Dortmund have a problem here - Abdou Diallo is injured. He just gestured to the bench asking to be subbed off, but of course Favre has already made his three changes. Will BVB have to sacrifice an attacking player to shore up their defence?
GOAL! DÜSSELDORF 2-1 DORTMUND
And the comeback is on! Who else but the Bundesliga's supersub supremo Paco Alcacer? The Spaniard heads in his 12th of the season from Lukasz Piszczek's cross and Dortmund are still alive in Düsseldorf.
ゴール！2 : 1
TIME RUNNING OUT!
Dortmund have just had their first corner of the game in the 75th minute, if you can believe it. BVB have scored 13 goals in the last 15 minutes of games this season - can they add to that tally?
A little bit of argy-bargy after Stöger fouls Sancho - Dortmund have a free-kick in a decent position. Meanwhile Zimmermann is down at the other end, but it looks like he'll be all right to carry on.
BVB SLIPPING THROUGH THE GEARS
Dortmund are just starting to apply a little more pressure on Düsseldorf - but they are not yet playing like a team with the best attack in the Bundesliga. Just as I write that, Stöger is inches away from adding a third for the hosts!
ZIMMER OPENS HIS ACCOUNT IN STYLE
When you get the chance, make sure you check out Zimmer's stunning strike for that second Düsseldorf goal - his first in the Bundesliga. Usami has just tried to emulate his teammate with an effort from out on the left, but this time Bürki is able to hold it.
ALCACER AND SANCHO ON
Lucien Favre has thrown caution to the winds by making all three of his changes before the hour mark. The Bundesliga's top scorer and top assist provider are now on the pitch - can they dig the leaders out of this one?
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WHAT A GOAL! DÜSSELDORF 2-0 DORTMUND
That is a stunning strike from Jean Zimmer! The Fortuna man picks up the ball well outside the area and lashes an absolute worldy into the top corner - there's absolutely nothing Bürki can do about it. The leaders are in real trouble now!
ゴール！2 : 0
OPEN START TO THE SECOND HALF
The game is swinging from one end to the other, but we've yet to have a real opportunity since the restart. One thing's for sure: Düsseldorf aren't going to make this easy for Dortmund. Defensively they have been spot on so far.
The second half is underway. We've had one change at the break, with Toprak on for Akanji in central defence - perhaps a minor injury for BVB's Switzerland international?
HALF-TIME! DÜSSELDORF 1-0 DORTMUND
The hosts go in at the break with a deserved lead thanks to Dodi Lukebakio's seventh goal of the Bundesliga season. The leaders have work to do in the second half if they don't want to see Borussia Mönchengladbach - the team they host on Friday - close the gap at the top to six points.
The last time Dortmund were behind in the Bundesliga was back in early November, when Robert Lewandowski put Bayern ahead in Der Klassiker. BVB fought back from behind twice that day to prevail 3-2, but they are looking out of sorts in Düsseldorf tonight. I wouldn't be surprised to see changes from Lucien Favre at the interval.
USAMI MISSES AGAIN!
Oh Takashi! The Fortuna No.33 has a golden opportunity to double his side's lead but somehow fails to hit the target from inside the six-yard box, after Zimmer's inch-perfect cross from the right. That should have been 2-0.
DÜSSELDORF DOMINATING THE DUELS
We've just seen a stat flash up showing that the hosts have won 63% of the challenges in the game so far, conceding just one foul to seven for Dortmund. A very composed performance from Friedhelm Funkel's men so far.
CHANCE FOR GÖTZE!
A rare opportunity for Dortmund as Bruun Larsen gets a touch on Pulisic's pass from the right flank, but Götze fails to put enough power on his shot to trouble Rensing.
THE MAN FOR THE BIG OCCASION
And so after scoring a hat-trick against Bayern, Dodi Lukebakio has given his side the lead against Bundesliga leaders Dortmund. It was a beautiful pass up the middle from Stöger after Bruun Larsen was caught in possession, and Akanji and Diallo were never going to catch Lukebakio once he got going. It's the earliest goal Düsseldorf have scored all season.
GOAL! DUSSELDÖRF 1-0 DORTMUND
And Fortuna take the lead! You can't say they haven't deserved it. Dortmund lose the ball high up the pitch, Kevin Stöger threads a long ball straight up the middle and Lukebakio takes care of the rest, slamming low past Bürki for his seventh goal of the campaign. What a start for the hosts!
ゴール！1 : 0
One rapid movement between Pulisic and Reus and Dortmund have the ball in the back of the net - but the captain's low strike is ruled out because the American had strayed into an offside position, blocking goalkeeper Michael Rensing's view. That was a timely reminder of what the Bundesliga leaders are capable of.
FORTUNA STILL ON TOP
Lukebakio latches onto a long ball out on the right flank and looks to pick out Jean Zimmer in the middle, but Dortmund get it out for a corner which comes to nothing. Surprisingly Dortmund have had 65% of possession so far, but it doesn't feel that way - Düsseldorf are countering to great effect.
Takashi Usami should really do better after finding himself in space down the left, with the BVB defence out of position, but the Japanese winger slices his effort wide. Already two decent chances for Düsseldorf - Dortmund haven't shown up yet.
Düsseldorf have made a confident start to the game, enjoying the lion's share of possession in the opening few minutes. Dortmund have yet to make a serious foray into their opponents' territory.
FIRST BLOOD FORTUNA
The first chance of the game goes Düsseldorf's way, as Lukebakio gets away down the left, twisting and turning before getting away a shot that Bürki gathers comfortably. The Belgian, who scored that remarkable hat-trick against Bayern Munich last month, will be a key figure for the hosts tonight.
We're underway in Düsseldorf as Dortmund get the ball rolling.
PLAYERS ON THE PITCH
We're a few minutes away from kick-off! Can Düsseldorf spring an upset and become the first team this season to beat Dortmund in the Bundesliga?
FORTUNA TEAM NEWS
Friedhelm Funkel has made four changes since the weekend, with Düsseldorf likely to be relying on Dodi Lukebakio's pace and strength as they try to hit BVB on the counter. Midfielder Marcel Sobottka makes his first appearance since Matchday 8 after two months out with a knee injury.
Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has left the Bundesliga's top scorer Paco Alcacer (11) and top assist provider Jadon Sancho (7) on the bench this evening, which says something about BVB's strength in depth!
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
Having made his comeback in the Champions League win over Monaco last week, Marcel Schmelzer starts in the Bundesliga for the first time since late September, when Dortmund thrashed the other promoted side – Nuremberg – 7-0. Meanwhile, this is Christian Pulisic's first start since the 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen three days later.
DORTMUND STARTING XI
Bürki – Piszczek, Akanji, Diallo, Schmelzer – Witsel, Delaney – Pulisic, Reus (c), Bruun Larsen – Götze
FORTUNA STARTING XI
Rensing – Zimmermann, Ayhan, Kaminski, Gießelmann – Sobotka, Fink (c), Stöger – Zimmer, Lukebakio, Usami
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