Borussia Dortmund’s first football team achieved its eighth successive victory, and decided the summit against its guest Leipzig when it defeated it 2-1 on Friday, at the “Signal Iduna Park” stadium in Dortmund and temporarily took the lead in the opening of the twenty-third stage of the German League.
Borussia Dortmund decided the match in the first half by scoring two goals through its captain Marco Reus (21 from a penalty kick) and Emre Djan (39), before Leipzig narrowed the difference in the second half through Swede Emil Forsberg (74).
Dortmund scored a goal in the 13th minute via Julian Brandt, which was canceled due to a handball.
It is the eighth successive victory for Borussia Dortmund, raising its tally to 49 points alone, three points ahead of Bayern Munich, who is visiting Stuttgart on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund prepared in the best possible way for its trip to London, scheduled for next Tuesday, to face Chelsea in the second leg of the Champions League final, knowing that it won 1-0 in the first leg in Dortmund.
On the other hand, Leipzig’s balance froze at 42 points, with the fifth loss this season.
Leipzig now threatens to drop to fifth place if Freiburg wins at Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.
The date between Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig will be renewed at the latter’s stadium this time when they meet on the fourth of April in the quarter-finals of the cup competition in a repeat of the final of the 2020-2021 season when Dortmund emerged victorious 4-1 at the end of a series of 8 consecutive matches against its opponent without defeat, including 6 wins.
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