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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Thomas Meunier (73')
  • Levin Öztunali (57')

Borussia Dortmund rescue point against bottom club Mainz

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Marco Reus botches his penalty attempt (0:32)

Marco Reus misses a golden opportunity to give Dortmund the lead from the penalty spot. (0:32)

Borussia Dortmund had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw against struggling Mainz 05 on Saturday that kept them in fourth place, four points off the top.

Dortmund, who missed a late penalty, did everything right in the first half but somehow failed to score, with Jude Bellingham also hitting the woodwork.

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Mainz struck with their first chance after the break as Levin Oztunali picked up the ball in midfield, charged towards the Dortmund goal, beat one defender and then released an unstoppable left-footed missile from 25 metres out.

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Mainz score wonder goal vs. Borussia Dortmund

German Bundesliga: Levin Oztunali (57') Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Mainz

Mainz then hit the post a little later before Thomas Meunier levelled in the 73rd minute with his first goal for the club.

Marco Reus then failed to put Dortmund in the driving seat, firing his penalty wide a minute later before Mainz hit the post again in the 78th in an exciting finale.

Dortmund are fourth on 29 points, with Bayern, who face Freiburg on Sunday, in top spot on 33.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 31 +46 71
2 RB Leipzig 31 +30 64
3 VfL Wolfsburg 31 +22 57
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 +15 56
5 Borussia Dortmund 31 +24 55
6 Bayer Leverkusen 31 +16 50
7 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 +13 46
8 FC Union Berlin 31 +9 46
9 VfB Stuttgart 32 +2 42
10 SC Freiburg 31 -1 41
11 TSG Hoffenheim 31 -5 36
12 Mainz 31 -16 35
13 FC Augsburg 32 -17 33
14 Hertha Berlin 30 -11 30
15 Werder Bremen 31 -17 30
16 Arminia Bielefeld 31 -28 30
17 FC Cologne 31 -24 29
18 Schalke 04 30 -58 13