Match report: Dortmund 3-3 Paderborn

Paderborn picked up only their fifth point of the season as a woeful Borussia Dortmund side were booed off by the own supporters at Signal Iduna Park on Friday night.

The minnows took a surprise lead in the fifth minute when Streli Mamba scored on the counter-attack. The Paderborn forward doubled their lead on 37 minutes following some shambolic defending. Julian Weigel was partnering Mats Hummels in the middle of defence, with the head coach having an eye on Barcelona in the Champions League midweek.

Lucien Favre’s side were in for another first half surprise when they fell 0-3 behind two minutes before the break through the experienced Gerrit Holtmann.

Paco Alcacer went off injured at the end of the first half, replaced by Julian Brandt. Thorgan Hazard and Achraf Hakimi were both thrown on at the break too.

Borussia Dortmund’s second half intentions were clear: attack, attack, attack. And they were rewarded within two minutes of the restart when Jadon Sancho scored. However, they created little else for a while in the second half and looked headed for defeat.

That was until Axel Witsel produced a fine headed goal in the 84th minute and Marco Reus popped up in the second minute of stoppage time to rescue a point.

It’s now seven goals conceded in their last two, having been thrashed 4-0 at Bayern Munich last weekend. This result leaves Borussia Dortmund five points behind Borussia Monchengladbach, who travel to Union Berlin on Saturday.