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Dortmund cruise to victory over local rivals Schalke 04 as Bundesliga resumes

By Rune Gjerulff

Raphael Guerreiro bagged a brace as Borussia Dortmund thumped local rivals Schalke 04 in the Revierderby at Signal Iduna Park. Elsewhere, RB Leipzig were held to a draw by Freiburg.

Signal Iduna Park.
Signal Iduna Park.Photo: Marco Verch, CC BY-SA 2.0

Borussia Dortmund cruised to a 4-0 win over local rivals Schalke 04 at an empty Signal Iduna Park as the Bundesliga resumed behind closed doors on Saturday.


Jadon Sancho was left out of the line-up as a precautionary measure after struggling with a muscle problem in the build-up to the game.

With Sancho benched, 17-year-old Giovanni Reyna was set to make his first start for BVB. But after the youngster picked up an injury in warm-up, he was replaced by Thorgan Hazard, who had a hand in the first goal as he set up Erling Haaland's opener after 29 minutes.

Raphael Guerreiro doubled the lead shortly before half-time, rounding off a dominant first-half performance from 'Die Schwarzgelben'.

Shortly after the break, Thorgan Hazard got on the scoresheet himself to make it 3-0 with a great finish before Guerreiro put the ball into the back of the net for the second time with 63 minutes on the clock to secure a 4-0 victory.

With the win, second-placed Dortmund are just one point behind league leaders Bayern München before the reigning champions face Union Berlin on Sunday.


Elsewhere, title contenders RB Leipzig were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Freiburg, who had a goal ruled out for offside in injury time, while Bruno Labbadia got off to a great start as Hertha BSC coach as he watched his side thump Hoffenheim 3-0 away from home.

At WWK Arena, Augsburg were beaten 1-2 by Wolfsburg as Daniel Ginczek scored a late winner while relegation rivals Fortuna Düsseldorf and Paderborn drew 0-0 at Esprit Arena.


Dortmund
(3-4-2-1)
1R. Bürki
26Ł. Piszczek (C)
15M. Hummels
16M. Akanji
5A. Hakimi
6T. Delaney ↪68
8M. Dahoud ↪87
13R. Guerreiro ↪87
23T. Hazard ↪79
19J. Brandt
17E. Haaland
Bench
35M. Hitz
7J. Sancho ↩79
18L. Balerdi ↩68
22Mate Morey
29M. Schmelzer ↩87
10M. Götze ↩87
32G. Reyna
33C. Führich
37T. Raschl
Schalke 04
(3-4-3)
23M. Schubert
21J. Todibo ↪46
26S. Sané
5M. Nastasić
20J. Kenny ↪87
2W. McKennie
8S. Serdar ↪73
24B. Oczipka
18D. Caligiuri (C) ↪76
9B. Raman ↪46
25A. Harit
Bench
35A. Nübel
11M. Gregoritsch
14R. Matondo ↩46
15A. Kutucu
19G. Burgstaller ↩46
3J. Miranda ↩76
31T. Becker ↩87
28A. Schöpf ↩73
37M. Mercan

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