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Full-time: Dortmund 6-1 Cologne
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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Süle almost makes it seven
The Dortmund defender heads onto the post from a Bellingham cross. Then Cologne also strike the post at the other end! Kingsley Schindler can't slide the ball over the line at the far post with the goal gaping.
The substitute has a chance to score against his former club. Bellingham's cross is deflected towards Modeste at the far post and he can't quite react in time to steer it goalbound.
Cologne still pushing
You have to credit Cologne's spirit, as they have kept on plugging away despite heading to a heavy defeat. They are playing the ball around a lot now looking for openings, but Dortmund will fancy their chances of pouncing on the break.
Good save from Meyer
A Cologne free-kick tests the Dortmund keeper and he parries the ball out just past Tigges, who was waiting to score.
150 up for Reus
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Haller at the double
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Reus joins the party!
The captain strikes and it is 6-1 to rampant Dortmund! Malen does superbly to play a little flick behind the defence that Reus races onto and strokes past Schwäbe.
Haller makes it five
Dahoud swings a free-kick from 20 yards out towards the top corner that rattles the bar. Sebastien Haller is the quickest man to react to the rebound and has the simple task of knocking the ball into the empty net for 5-1!
Malen drills it in
The Dutch right winger drives the ball into the box. It's an enticing delivery but neither Reus nor Haller can get onto the end of it.
More swift attacking, and the January signing from Union Berlin cuts inside but fires over.
Triple change from Cologne
Some fresh legs will go down well for Cologne as they continue to get stretched by Dortmund.
Guerreiro almost in
Yet another impressive Dortmund attacking move sees Malen cut the ball across to Guerreiro in the box. He is blocked before he can pull the trigger.
Selke sends one wide
Chance for a Cologne second! Hector swings a free-kick in and Selke meets in the air but heads just wide.
Dortmund have more than twice the goals they were expected to score on the xG metric - a sure sign of the clinicalness of their attacking in that first half.
Exceeding the xG
Dortmund are bossing possession again in the second period as they bide their time and seek out attacking openings. Cologne continue to chase them around, though they are struggling to find ways to win the ball off the hosts right now.
In action again
The second half is underway. Will Cologne mount an unlikely comeback or can Dortmund extend their lead?
Half-time: Dortmund 4-1 Cologne
A stunning display of Dortmund's attacking prowess! Cologne have barely done anything wrong but find themselves three goals down after the hosts smashed in several sensational team goals.
Two minutes of stoppage time indicated
I think we all need a break after all this excitement...
A testing crossed delivery from the right that Schwäbe does well to punch away.
Selke pulls one back
Davie Selke has scored his first goal since joining Cologne! Ljubicic plays the ball forward for Selke to chase, and he snaps it at Meyer at a tight angle. The stand-in Dortmund keeper saves but Selke smashes in on the rebound.
Dortmund want more
They were disappointed by dropping points for the first time in 2023 in their derby clash with Shalke last weekend, and they are making a show of intent today.
Goal and assist machine Guerreiro
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Malen makes it four!
Dortmund are on fire! Everything is going their way tonight, with a ball up from Süle finding Malen, who outpaces Chabot and swings a shot in that Schwäbe gets a hand to but can't keep out!
Cologne come again
Kainz tries to find Selke but Wolf reacts well to poke the ball behind for a corner.
Reus makes it three!
Wow! Dortmund have raced into a three-goal lead with some scintillating attacking. Another sleek moves sees Guerreiro lay the ball back for Reus to guide it into the top corner.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Cologne keep going
The full-back gets to a Kainz free-kick - Dahoud puts it behind via his hand, and after a VAR check on that, no penalty is awarded and Cologne continue with a corner.
Situation No penalty
Decision No penalty
More Cologne pressure
Shkiri and Selke combine well to allow the midfielder to chase the ball into the box, but Schlotterbeck leaps to deny Shkiri the opportunity to shoot.
Adamyan almost finds the perfect answer
Cologne are in no mood to give up despite the double blow. Adamyan cracks a shot at the near post that Meyer has to turn onto the post, and then Ljubicic smashes another effort on target.
Haller hammers the second!
Sebastien Haller doubles Dortmund's lead as another neat move carves open the Cologne defence. Bellingham drives the ball forward to Reus, who backheels it over to Guerreiro, who turns it across to Haller to smash into the roof of the net from the edge of the box!
Guerreiro grabs the opener!
A clinical finish from the full-back turned midfielder! It comes from a sweeping Dortmund attack, which sees Guerreiro find Malen, who does really well out wide to break into a position he can stroke the ball across for the Portuguese international to turn in from the near post.
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Cologne try hoisting a long throw-in to Davie Selke and it creates some trouble for Dortmund. He sends a glancing header from the back of his head that Schlotterbeck has to turn behind for a corner.
Pass, pass, pass
First probe from Cologne
The visitors win possession and seek to find Adamyan with a long ball but Meyer comes out of the Dortmund goal well to get there and clear.
Dortmund dominate opening
The hosts have gone out with some real zip after Schalke snapped their long winning run last weekend.
The hosts kick off.
You'll Never Walk Alone
The club anthem sounds out now, with flags aflutter everywhere and the sun slowly setting on an early spring evening in Dortmund. We're all set, with kick off in a few minutes!
Eyes on the prize
The atmosphere is building up very nicely in Dortmund. The noisy home fans know full well a win tonight would move their boys up to top spot in the Bundesliga, with title race rivals Bayern facing a potentially tricky trip to Leverkusen tomorrow.
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Dahoud joins 100 club
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More on that Dortmund team
Three changes for Dortmund compared to the team that drew 2-2 away at Schalke last weekend. A chance for Mahmoud Dahoud in central midfield tonight - he makes his first start in seven months with Emre Can suspended and Salih Özcan ill. Marco Reus has recovered from illness so comes in for Bynoe-Gittens, while Süle slots in for Hummels in central defence.
More on that Cologne team
Steffen Baumgart is trying to freshen things in attack with Cologne without a goal in four matches. Sargis Adamyan makes his first start of 2023 and partners Selke up front. Linton Maina moves to the bench having started every match since the seventh matchday of the season, with Mathias Olesen replacing him on the right wing. Eric Martel also drops to the bench having started the 0-2 defeat to Bochum last weekend.
Dortmund starting XI
Meyer - Wolf, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Ryerson - Bellingham, Dahoud, Guerreiro - Malen, Haller, Reus (c)
Lotka, Hummels, Meunier, Rothe, Reyna, Passlack, Papadopoulos, Modeste, Njinmah
Cologne starting XI
Schwäbe - Schmitz, Hübers, Chabot, Hector (c) - Skhiri - Olesen, Ljubicic, Kainz - Adamyan, Selke
Horn, Soldo, Martel, Huseinbasic, Schindler, Lemperle, Maina, Tigges, Downs
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic cited the 3-2 defeat in Cologne earlier this season ahead of the match, saying: "We've been warned – not only by the reverse fixture but by the close matches from the past few years as well. Even though they haven't scored so often in their last matches, they're extremely dangerous."
'Bring on Borussia' beams Baumgart
The Cologne coach was in confident mood ahead of the trip to Dortmund, saying: "We're heading there to try and win. We'll attack, we'll be brave. But we've seen that, despite some good performances, we've not had the results to back that up recently. We know what is waiting for us at the weekend. I'm really looking forward to it!"
Watch: Previous meeting: Cologne 3-2 Dortmund
Dortmund are unbeaten in their last 13 competitive games on home turf (W10, D3), including nine in the Bundesliga.
Strikers in focus
Cologne's former Dortmund forward Steffen Tigges has scored more goals this season (five) than BVB's Karim Adeyemi (three), Anthony Modeste (two), Sebastien Haller (one) and Donyell Malem (one).
Points in sight?
Cologne have taken at least one point from four of their last five league meetings with Dortmund (W2, D2). The Billy Goats won 3-2 in the first half of the campaign but they have not beaten BVB twice in one season since 1988/89.