By dominating Hoffenheim more than indicated by the score at the start of the 5th day (1-0), Borussia Dortmund temporarily seized the lead of the Bundesliga while awaiting the duel at the top on Saturday between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich. The partners of Marco Reus have chained a fourth victory this season in the Championship.
The captain of the yellow and black opened the scoring by taking over from the right a magnificent deviation from Brandt (16th, 1-0). The Borussia steamroller started with half a dozen chances in the first period, the best of which was missed by Bynoe-Gittens after a precise center from Modeste (22nd). Dortmund’s game has mainly developed in the corridors with these actions from Reus (44th) and Bellingham who finds Baumann on the parade (45th).
Rutter and Hoffenheim too little dangerous
Yet on a good dynamic with three successes in a row, Hoffenheim did not exist offensively. Rutter and especially Kramaric were invisible in front. The young Frenchman woke up with a side shot (52nd).
The 80,325 crowd at Signal Iduna Park continued to propel a side starting to save money for their Champions League debut next week against FC Copenhagen at home.
Thorgen Hazard, well served by former Parisian Thomas Meunier, came up against Baumann (67th). In the last ten minutes, Hoffenheim was released a little but too messy to equalize. It was even the French center-forward Anthony Modeste who had the opportunity to double the bet with a powerful strike passed over (85th).