WATCH: SHERALDO BECKER - 'WE'RE NOT A TOP-THREE CLUB'
WATCH: HABERER'S DELIGHT
WATCH: KOBEL - 'LOOKS BAD, FEELS WORSE'
UNION WIN AGAIN!
They've only gone and done it! Union beat Dortmund to cement top spot. Haberer's first-half brace is the difference. Die Eisernen are now seven points clear of BVB and Bayern, who are about to kick off at home to second-placed Freiburg.
Hazard gets to the byline and sends a low cross into the six-yard box. Reus makes his move, but it sails under his outstretched boot and out to safety. Sums up their afternoon...
TIME ADDED ON
Into the first of four additional minutes. You have to say, it's just not been BVB's day...
Three games without a Bundesliga goal for Becker, but he's more than a taker of chances. The Surinamese forward caused BVB real problems with his direct running. He and the industrious Schäfer make way. Pantovic and Leweling are on as Fischer uses up his remaining substitutes.
Behrens gets up really well to meet a Trimmel corner, but can't keep his header down.
ALL OR NOTHING
Reyna is the seventh attacking midfielder or forward on the pitch for Dortmund as Ronnow blocks a shot from Moukoko. Hummels goes to ground, jockeying for the loose ball with Knoche. There'll be no VAR check, though.
This is much more like it from Dortmund as Hummels - in the right-back position - flashes a cross into the box. Moukoko controls and spins Knoche, before forcing Ronnow into evasive action at his near post. Strong save!
Reus, Brandt, Reus - delays the shot, is forced wide, and Ronnow's out to block at his near post. Perhaps should have taken that earlier. Hope for BVB, though - that's the first time they've really troubled the Union defence.
Union have given precious little away in terms of clear-cut chances. Fischer has his team so well drilled.
Hazard's on for Süle. That's an attacker for a defender - Terzic needs a spark.
Moukoko had a couple of half openings late in the first half, but the Black-Yellows have struggled to make in-roads since the restart.
Jordan's on the deck. It doesn't look good for the US international. Behrens could be about to come on...
Dortmund don't deal with the rampaging Becker. He tees up Schäfer in the box, but Schlotterbeck makes a timely interception.
Haberer makes way to rapturous applause. His brace has Union on course to move five points clear at the summit.
Union have never failed to win after taking a 2-0 lead. Right now, there's very little to suggest BVB are going to change that...
Kobel much more like his usual self with a diving save to stop Baumgartl heading in Haberer's left-wing cross. Superb reactions!
Union try to catch out BVB on the break, but the final ball is asking too much of Becker.
Brandt, Malen and the returning Reus are all on as part of a new-look BVB attack. Reus scored twice here in February - the last time Union lost at home in the Bundesliga.
HALF-TIME! UNION 2-0 DORTMUND
Union clear a dangerous Adeyemi corner, before the whistle sounds. Haberer's double is the difference - Dortmund have barely laid a glove on the leaders.
KINGS OF THE COUNTER
The 17-year-old flashes a shot wide, before firing at Ronnow on the turn. Just a sign from Dortmund in the last couple of minutes. It was on this ground Moukoko became the Bundesliga's youngest scorer, aged 16 and 28 days, with a consolation goal back on 18 December 2020.
Jordan's played into the BVB box. The American's about to shoot, when Schlotterbeck slides in to toe the ball to safety. The visitors are all at sea.
Ryerson steps inside of his man on the corner of the area and whips an effort just wide of the far post. Union in total charge...
Can tangles with Haberer, before Özcan steams in. That's a clear booking.
UNION EXCEEDING XG
HABERER AT THE DOUBLE!
Nothing Kobel can do about this one. Becker pings a ball in towards Becker, who has his back to goal. He lays it off to Haberer, who drives a first-time effort into the bottom corner from 20 yards. BVB have a mountain to climb.
Moukoko back-heels a pass into the run of Adeyemi. Baumgartl doesn't have the legs to keep up, and is booked for a crunching challenge from behind. Bellingham sends the ensuing free-kick narrowly over.
Adeyemi has a sight of goal, but it's meat and drink for Ronnow. The Union stopper's kept four clean sheets already this season, and will take some beating.
IT'S A GIFT!
Oh, Gregor! Dortmund's goalkeeper slips on the edge of his six-yard area as he goes to clear a back-pass. He can't regain his footing quickly enough, and Haberer has the simple task of slotting into the unguarded net. Absolute nightmare.
NO HE CAN'T!
What a chance! Dortmund break at speed, shifting the ball from left to right. I gets caught under Bellingham's boot, but he manages to help it on to Meunier. The cross is a peach - Can gets up and under it and heads over. Free header - should have scored.
Union's talisman runs inside and sees a shot blocked, before rifling the follow-up over. Lively start in the capital!
TOO HOT TO HANDLE!
Bit of ring rust from Kobel, who only returned from injury in midweek. He fumbles a shot from Schäfer, before Hummels intervenes to stop Becker getting on the end of the rebound.
HUSTLE AND HARRY
The Union press is pretty relentess. The leaders are not allowing BVB any time on the ball.
We're off in Berlin! Big game for Union, big game for Dortmund.
Bellingham leads the pre-match fist bumps. He's not wearing the armband today, but don't doubt it - the 19-year-old is a proper chief.
CAULDRON OF NOISE
The Union fans are in fine voice as the teams assemble in the tunnel. There's no place like the Alten Försterei.
MARCO REUS, SAY HELLO !
UNION TEAM NEWS
Just the two changes to Urs Fischer's starting XI compared to the side that began the midweek victory against Malmo in the Europa League. Baumgartl and Schäfer come in for Jaeckel and Haraguchi.
BVB TEAM NEWS
BVB show four changes to the side that started the aforementioned Champions League draw against Sevilla. Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro, Can and Moukoko are all in from the start for Die Schwarzgelben while Rothe, Brandt and Malen drop to the bench. Modeste misses out altogether with an illness.
KOBEL'S BUNDESLIGA RETURN
Meyer, Reyna, Hazard, Reus, Brandt, Malen, Passlack, Rothe, Papadopoulos
DORTMUND STARTING XI
Kobel - Süle, Hummels (c), Schlotterbeck - Meunier, Can, Özcan, Bellingham, Guerreiro - Adeyemi, Moukoko
Grill, Thorsby, Doekhi, Michel, Seguin, Behrens, Gießelmann, Pantovic, Leweling
UNION STARTING XI
Ronnow - Baumgartl, Knoche, Leite - Trimmel (c), Schäfer, Khedira, Haberer, Ryerson - Becker, Jordan
UNION PUSH THEIR LIMITS
LAST TIME OUT
UNION'S DEAD-BALL DANGER
FISCHER WARY OF BVB THREAT
While sharing his thoughts on today's encounter against Die Schwarzgelben, Urs Fischer said, “I see Dortmund as very solid. They don't give up and fight to the end. In addition, they have a good mix of on-field solutions and pace down the flanks."
SUPER SUNDAY PART I
Leaders Union face fourth-placed Dortmund, before Bayern host Freiburg. That's the pre-Matchday 10 top four all in action over what's set to be a gripping afternoon of Bundesliga football. Stay tuned!