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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Marco Reus (27')

Marco Reus strikes to send Borussia Dortmund four points clear with win at Wolfsburg

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 away courtesy of captain Marco Reus' sixth goal of the season to go four points clear of Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Dortmund, unbeaten and having their best start in decades, needed to work hard against the Wolves after Reus nodded in at the far post in the 26th minute.

In an entertaining encounter both teams had their share of chances but Dortmund could have added another goal through their skipper Reus or Jacob Bruun Larsen to avoid a nervous finale.

The result puts them on 24 points ahead of second-placed champions Bayern, who were held 1-1 at home by Freiburg.

"We defended really well as a team and could have scored more goals," said defender Manuel Akanji. "But obviously we cannot score three or four goals in every game. Now we look ahead to Atletico and the Champions League."

Hoffenheim crushed Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 away to climb to sixth on 16, while Schalke 04 earned their first win in three matches with a 3-1 triumph over Hanover 96 to put more distance between the 13th placed Royal Blues and the relegation zone.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 30 +50 70
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 +36 69
3 RB Leipzig 30 +34 61
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 +23 53
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 +12 51
6 TSG Hoffenheim 30 +24 50
7 Bayer Leverkusen 30 +5 48
8 Werder Bremen 30 +10 46
9 VfL Wolfsburg 30 +3 46
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 30 -19 37
11 Hertha Berlin 30 -7 36
12 Mainz 30 -14 36
13 SC Freiburg 30 -15 32
14 FC Augsburg 30 -9 31
15 Schalke 04 30 -20 27
16 VfB Stuttgart 30 -40 21
17 Nurnberg 30 -32 18
18 Hannover 96 30 -41 15