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November 26, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
Signal-Iduna-Park — Dortmund
Referee:‬ F. Meyer‎
Attendance:‬ 80720‎
 
Top of the Match
Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund
Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski
Borussia Dortmund
Flop of the Match
Raúl
Raúl
Schalke 04
L. Barrios
L. Barrios
Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Schalke: Lewandowski & Santana on target as hosts move first in Bundesliga

The German league title holders regained their position at the top of the Bundesliga table as they earned a convincing win over their local rivals in front of their own supporters

By Clark Whitney

German Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund - FC Schalke 04, Jakub Blaszczykowski, Julian Draxler
Bongarts
Borussia Dortmund moved to the top of the Bundesliga table on Saturday as they earned a 2-0 home win over Schalke in the Ruhr derby.

The hosts were the most aggressive side right from the beginning, and were rewarded for their efforts as Robert Lewandowski nodded in the opener. Schalke managed to weather the storm and avoid conceding before half-time, but Felipe Santana put the game out of reach on 61 minutes.

It took just 16 minutes for Dortmund to take the lead, which came as Lewandowski headed in an exquisite free kick from Marcel Schmelzer. The opener was a long time coming as the left-back had narrowly missed from a free kick on two minutes, and the unmarked Jakub Blaszczykowski fired over the bar shortly thereafter.

BVB nearly got a second on the half hour mark as Mario Gotze took a cross off his chest and took advantage of a mis-kick by Kyriakos Papadopoulos as he shot on goal. Lars Unnerstall did exceptionally well to take the sting off the effort, and Joel Matip bravely cleared off the line.

Schalke looked better in the opening minutes of the second half, but Lewis Holtby missed a good chance before the visitors conceded once again. Mats Hummels nodded the ball into Lucas Barrios' path, and the Paraguayan, who had made his first start of the season, had his shot saved before Santana slotted home.

The visitors were deflated after conceding for a second time, and the more dangerous side were BVB. Lewandowski had a stinging effort from distance parried before Barrios was denied by a stunning save. The Polish goal-scorer nearly had his brace at the death, but Unnerstall again made a phenomenal stop. Schalke's only noteworthy chance late was a rocket from Papadopoulos, but Roman Weidenfeller punched clear.

The result sees BVB surpass Borussia Monchengladbach on goal difference, with 29 points from 14 matches. Bayern Munich remain just a single point behind, with a game in hand. Schalke, meanwhile, are fourth, with 25 points.


Borussia Dortmund

1
Roman Weidenfeller
Goalkeeper
3.00
15
Mats Hummels
Defender
3.00
26
Lukasz Piszczek
Defender
3.00
5
Felipe Santana
Defender
61′
3.50
29
3.50
5
Sebastian Kehl
Midfielder
79′
3.00
8
Moritz Leitner
Midfielder
2.50
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
89′
3.00
16
3.00
9
3.50
19
L. Barrios
Striker
78′
2.50

Schalke 04

3.50
36
2.00
14
2.00
22
2.00
23
2.00
32
Joel Matip
Defender
58′
2.50
10
Lewis Holtby
Midfielder
82′
2.50
9
2.50
13
Jermaine Jones
Midfielder
35′
1.50
10
Julian Draxler
Midfielder
54′
1.50
7
Raúl
Striker
1.50
25

Substitutes

20
0.00
24
Chris Löwe
Defender
0.00
25
2.50
9
Ivan Perisic
Midfielder
0.00
19
2.50
8
0.00
26
Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder
78′
2.50

Substitutes

0.00
33
0.00
3
0.00
21
0.00
12
Marco Höger
Midfielder
2.50
18
Jurado
Midfielder
82′
2.00
-
1.50
20

Coach/Manager

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0.00

Coach/Manager

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Dortmund
17 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Stefan Kießling Stefan Kießling
Striker
Leverkusen
15 2