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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Mario Götze (9')
  • Marco Reus (41')
  • Milot Rashica (7')
  • Marco Friedl (55')

Dortmund draw 2-2 with Werder to lose more ground

Borussia Dortmund came from a goal down but had to settle for a 2-2ss draw against visiting Werder Bremen on Saturday to drop further down the standings, having won only one of their last four Bundesliga games.

The Ruhr valley club are now in seventh place on 11 points, three behind Bayern Munich who went top of the table after beating Paderborn 3-2.

Dortmund did well to cancel out Werder's eighth-minute lead through Milot Rashica only seconds later with Mario Gotze's diving header in the midfielder's first start of the season.

They looked to be taking full advantage of Werder's injury absences and Dortmund captain Marco Reus nodded in a Thorgan Hazard chip to put them in front.

But for the second consecutive week they could not hold on to the three points, with Marco Friedl nodding in at the far post in the 55th minute to snatch a point for the visitors.

Dortmund's latest slip-up will no doubt fan the ongoing discussion about the team's mental strength which Reus vehemently rejected last week, insisting there was no mentality problem in the squad.

Self-proclaimed title contenders Dortmund, who play Slavia Prague in the Champions League next week, have now squandered a lead in their last two games after twice going ahead against Eintracht Frankfurt last week before drawing 2-2.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +14 31
2 RB Leipzig 14 +23 30
3 Borussia Dortmund 14 +14 26
4 Schalke 04 14 +7 25
5 SC Freiburg 14 +7 25
6 Bayer Leverkusen 14 +4 25
7 Bayern Munich 14 +15 24
8 TSG Hoffenheim 14 -4 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 +1 20
10 FC Union Berlin 14 -1 19
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +2 18
12 FC Augsburg 14 -6 17
13 Mainz 14 -14 15
14 Werder Bremen 14 -7 14
15 Hertha Berlin 14 -9 12
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 -13 12
17 SC Paderborn 07 14 -15 8
18 FC Cologne 14 -18 8