Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Bundesliga: Dortmund down Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund secured its third consecutive win after taking a 2-0 away victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the final match of the 18th round, also ending Bayer Leverkusen’s five-game winning run.
The Werkself assumed control from the kick-off and came close in the early stages, as Nadiem Amiri rattled the side net in the sixth minute before Moussa Diaby forced Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel into action ten minutes later, reports Xinhua news agency.
Dortmund needed some time but opened the scoring with 33 minutes gone as Julian Brandt’s cutback pass found Karim Adeyemi, who marked his first-ever Bundesliga goal from the central position of the box.
The ‘BVB’ defended well with their narrow lead behind and kept the offensively minded hosts at bay for the remainder of the first half.
Leverkusen took the reins again but couldn’t restore parity after the restart, as Kobel was on guard again to deny Diaby and Amine Adli in quick succession three minutes into the second half.
Things went from bad to worse moments later for Leverkusen. Edmond Tapsoba cleared a square pass from Dortmund’s Marius Wolf into the wrong goal to make it 2-0 for the visitors in the 53rd minute.
Leverkusen remained unimpressed and pushed forward, but Kobel was invincible as neither Adli nor Diaby was able to overcome the Dortmund goalkeeper from promising positions.
Elsewhere, relegation-threatened Schalke shared the spoils with Cologne following a goalless draw.


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