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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmunds Top-Four Hopes Hit By Freiburg Defeat

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund’s Top-Four Hopes Hit By Freiburg Defeat | Football News

Goalkeeper Marwin Hitz made an embarrassing error on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund‘s Champions League qualification hopes suffered a blow with a 2-1 loss at Freiburg within the Bundesliga. Hitz fumbled Jonathan Schmid’s second-half shot at hand Freiburg their first win in opposition to Dortmund since 2010. The defeat left Dortmund three factors and two locations adrift of the highest 4. “We have to flip outcomes round shortly. I do not wish to think about not enjoying in Europe subsequent season,” Dortmund midfielder Emre Can informed Sky. “I am not simply dissatisfied, I am aggravated. We made errors once more right now which we will not afford to make,” stated coach Edin Terzic.

An extended-range effort from South Korean youth worldwide Jeong Woo-yeong gave Freiburg the lead simply after half-time, earlier than Hitz allowed Schmid’s shot to slide by way of his fingers on the close to put up minutes later.

A late strike from 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko was not sufficient to rescue some extent for Dortmund.

Elsewhere, former Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi endured a tough debut for Schalke as a 3-0 defeat at dwelling to RB Leipzig stored his new membership rooted to the underside of the desk.

“After all I would hoped for a greater debut. I knew it wasn’t going to be simple right here, however I believe there’s nonetheless hope,” stated Mustafi, whose facet are 9 factors adrift of security.

Nordi Mukiele gave Leipzig the lead on the finish of a turgid first half, beating Mustafi within the air to go the ball in at a nook.

Marcel Sabitzer put the sport past doubt within the second half, sweeping a low shot previous Mustafi and goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann, earlier than Willi Orban headed in Leipzig’s third.

The win stored second-placed Leipzig seven factors behind league leaders Bayern Munich, who had quickly prolonged the result in ten with their 1-0 win at Hertha Berlin on Friday.

Each Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen remained scorching on Leipzig’s heels with wins on Saturday.

Second-half targets from Wout Weghorst and Ridle Baku gave Wolfsburg their fifth win in a row away to Augsburg, whereas Leverkusen have been 5-2 dwelling winners in an entertaining conflict with Stuttgart.

Kerem Demirbay put Leverkusen in entrance with a neat backheel volley from shut vary on 18 minutes and nutmegged Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel to double the lead shortly afterwards.

Sasa Kalajdzic struck twice within the second half, however his second was a mere comfort objective. Leon Bailey and Florian Wirtz had already given Leverkusen a commanding lead.


English winger Demarai Grey, who joined Leverkusen from Leicester Metropolis in January, added a fifth earlier than full-time on his debut to choose up his first Bundesliga objective.

Elsewhere, second-from-bottom Mainz moved to inside 4 factors of security as Moussa Niakhate’s first-half penalty gave them a hard-fought 1-0 win at dwelling to Union Berlin.

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