Dortmund return from winter break with victory

Borussia Dortmund scored two goals in the final 10 minutes to put emphasis on the scoreline at the Weserstadion as they returned from the winter break to thrash Werder Bremen 5-0.

Marco Reus struck a free kick in the 9th minute to give the visitors the lead before Mario Götze doubled Borussia Dortmund’s lead 10 minutes later. Within 3 minutes of the second half kicking off, Felipe Santana put the game out of sight before Robert Lewandowski and Jakub Blaszczykowski each scored in the final 10 minutes to make the victory more emphatic.

The scoreline between these two when they met on the opening night to kick off the Bundesliga season was 2-1 thanks to a late winner from Mario Götze. The Green-Whites were left in 12th position after their opening day result and that’s the same position they entered this game in.

Marco Reus curled home a free kick inside 9 minutes to put the Borussians 1-0 up after Robert Lewandowski was fouled. Nils Petersen, on loan from league leaders Bayern Munich could have done his parent club proud immediately after falling behind but squandered a good opportunity inside the penalty area to equalise.

10 minutes later, Mario Götze’s 20 yard effort deflected off of a defender and looped over a helpless Sebastian Mielitz before going in off the underside of the crossbar. It had been a nice breakaway attack from the visitors which saw Kevin Großkreutz roll the ball off to the goalscorer outside the penalty area.

Quickly after the restart, a run from Felipe Santana to the near post allowed the defender to connect with Marco Reus’ corner and flick it across goal and in off the far post for 3-0 with Petersen unable to close down the headed attempt.
In the 81st minute, with Werder Bremen heads down, Lukasz Piszczek fired a low ball across goal that beat a diving Mielitz to enable Lewandowski to tap into an unguarded goal for one of the easiest goals he’ll ever score.

With little more than 5 minutes remaining, Nuri Sahin made his second debut for the defending champions, in place of Sebastian Kehl. The Turkish international’s loan spell at Liverpool had been cancelled having failed to get much playing time and 9 days ago he returned on loan to Borussia Dortmund from Real Madrid.

There was still time for one more goal. Lukasz Piszczek had acres of space down the right on a counter attack following a through ball. The right back unselfishly passed it across goal for Jakub Blaszczykowski to tap home after the goalkeeper had been drawn out. The Polish winger narrowly kept himself onside.

This victory for Borussia Dortmund keeps them in third position and still 12 points behind Bayern Munich after the league leaders beat Greuther Fürth 2-0 earlier today.