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May 5, 2012
• Signal-Iduna-Park, Dortmund
Referee: P. Sippel
• Attendance: 80720
J. Błaszczykowski 5', 39'
R. Lewandowski 20', 27'
Thank you so much for joining us here at Goal.com for our LIVE commentary on today's match. My name is Tom Webber and it has been a pleasure to guide you through this afternoon's action. Have a great day.
It is full time at the Signal-Iduna-Park and Borussia Dortmund have defeated Freiburg 4-0 to make it 28 games unbeaten and break a Bundesliga points record. They will be presented with the trophy shortly.
That is it! Dortmund win as the referee does not worry about adding on time.
There is a huge number of stewards behind the Freiburg goal and play has been forced to stop as yet more flairs have been let off in the stands. They are clearly enjoying themselves back there.
Dortmund are still looking to add to their lead as Perisic breaks ahead down the right. His touch is poor though and he ends up running it out of play for a goal kick.
A long ball over the top of the Freiburg defence almost finds Gotze breaking beyond the back four but Batz again predicts the play and stops him from getting on the end of the ball.
Flum picks up the ball and surges forward through the middle. He plays a pass out to Caligiuri on the right but he is shut down by Hummels. However, he still manages to get a ball into the box with a decent cutback but it is dealt with comfortably by the BVB defence.
Gundogan is looking to get on the scoresheet as he breaks forward from deep. He plays a quick give-and-go but is unable to get on the return pass as Batz rushes out to collect the ball.
It looks like Barrios is set to come on for his farewell at Signal-Iduna-Park. The Paraguayan striker is set for a move to Guangzhou Evergrande in China.
Subotic is up and looks to be able to continue but Freis is in far worse shape and has had to be substituted. He remains lucid but will play no further part in the fixture.
There is a break in play here as Subotic and Freis clashed heads in the area. The medical staff have swarmed in, hopefully they are both OK.
KEHL GOES CLOSE!! A corner into the box is turned on goal off the head of the midfielder. It looks to have just gone wide of the post but ends up going out for a throw.
Kehl is fortunate there. He was a bit complacent on the ball and ended up giving possession straight to Freis in his own half. He combined with Guede but the BVB defence were able to sniff out the ball and send the pair on their way.
Dortmund are going easy on the visitors in comparison to the first half now and they are beginning to become a bit more confident on the ball. You still since there is at least another goal in this for the hosts.
OFF THE BAR!!! LEWANDOWSKI HITS THE WOODWORK AGAIN!! Subotic it is again with a beautiful pass over the top and the striker tries to lob Batz but he gets too much elevation and it rattles the bar and bounces behind him as he follows it in.
BVB are guilty of trying to far too much at the moment. They want to make every pass perfect and almost pass it into the net. With the championship already won though I am sure Klopp will not be too worried.
Kagawa frees Kuba with a tidy pass down the left. The Pole cuts inside before slipping a pass to Lewandowski as the striker runs across him in the area. He tries to hold the ball and play it back but he is swarmed upon by Freiburg defenders.
OFF THE POST!!! The attacking line are all interchanging now and Kuba turns up on the left and clips a lovely ball into the box for his compatriot Lewandowski. He wins the header and it looks to be slowly going in at the corner but it hits the outside of the post and goes behind.
SO CLOSE!! A great ball over the top is latched onto by Schmelzer as he storms down the left. He takes a touch and could shoot but instead he tries to square it for Lewandowski to get his hat-trick. The ball is intercepted and Freiburg manage to get it clear.
Gotze plays a great ball through to Kagawa but the Japanese struggles to pull away from his man inside the box. The opportunity to shoot passes and he has to turn around and play the ball back in order to build again.
It looks like Grosskreutz has been moved to right-back in order for Gotze to join the attacking quartet, operating from the left side. Klopp clearly feels there is limited threat down that flank.
Kuba is narrowly called offside after a lovely ball by Gundogan over the top. That could have gone either way and there are no signs of this letting up.
Mario Gotze looks like he is about to enter the fray. It is not going to get any easier for Freiburg here!
That is better from Freiburg. BVB are trying to settle straight back into their tight, passing rhythm but Makiadi chases the ball down and wins it off of Kuba. Hopefully his team-mates will gain some confidence from that.
A free kick for the visitors is whipped into the box but Hummels gets his head on it. However, it only goes as far as Guede at the back post and when he eventually pulls the trigger, it takes a deflection and loops up and drops into the hands of Weidenfeller.
The second half is underway. Can Freiburg stem the flow or will BVB run riot in the final 45 minutes of the Bundesliga season? Let's find out!
The half-time whistle goes with Dortmund in total control, holding a 4-0 lead over Freiburg. The visitors need to seriously reogranise or this could be an absolute rout. Be sure to come back for the second half in 15 minutes!
A free kick 35 yards from goal is played short to Sorg in the middle of the pitch. His effort from range never looks like hitting the target and sails well off target. They will want to get off the field as soon as possible.
Freiburg are being ripped apart here. Kagawa feeds Piszczek as he surges forward from defence. He stands the ball up at the back post and Grosskreutz tries to get his head on it but it is just too high for him.
THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE FIFTH!! A ball over the top is lofted into the air off the head of Kagawa, again between the two centre-backs. As the ball drops he has too much time to think and makes a poor connection with the ball, almost passing it straight into the arms of Batz.
Assist Shinji Kagawa
Goal Jakub Blaszczykowski
GOOOOOAAAAAAAALLL!! KUBA!! As I say that he plays an integral part in the fourth goal! A lovely ball over the top finds Kuba running through the heart of the defence. He lobs the ball over Batz and Ginter chasing back can only kick it into the net as he tries to get it away.
Kagawa has been well off the pace so far. He has tried to be a bit too clever when the ball comes to him and it is not coming off. Some needless flicks have given the ball away a few too many times.
Dortmund are stepping off the gas now. Makiadi is being allowed to play a few more passes in the middle for the visitors but he seems too eager to get forwards despite his team's need for solidity in the middle of the park.
Fantastic play by Gundogan to keep the ball in play down at the left corner flag and then win a throw in for his side. It has been an exemplary performance from the young German so far.
Yellow Card Cedrick Makiadi
Christian Streich clearly trying to limit the damage already by taking his supporting striker off in favour of another midfielder. Makiadi and Guede have been by no means bad but Kehl and Gundogan are just a cut above.
The flairs have been let off behind the Dortmund goal as the fans are clearly enjoying themselves. Freiburg manage to get a ball into the box and it falls to Freis but his effort is straight at Weidenfeller.
Lewandowski claims for another penalty after his shirt is pulled by Guede in the area. There was contact but he gave up on the ball making it very hard for the referee to give it.
Assist Lukasz Piszczek
Goal Robert Lewandowski
GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!! LEWANDOWSKI AGAIN!! It is all going Dortmunds way today. Piszczek does superbly to break into the box but gets fortunate with a couple of deflections sending the ball into his path. He ends up slamming the ball at Batz from the right side of the six-yard box and the keeper's save falls straight to Lewandowski who pokes in the the third.
Dortmund are taking a much more patient approach now they have the two-goal advantage. They had Freiburg penned in their own final third but opted to shift the ball all the way back to Weidenfeller in order to reset and start again.
It has been a cracking start to the game by BVB and they look indomitable. Freis is being forced to drop deep for the visitors because Gundogan and Kehl are pulling all the strings in midfield.
Assist Neven Subotic
Goal Robert Lewandowski
SUPER GOAL!!! LEWANDOWSKI!! An absolutely teriffic diagonal ball from his own half by Subotic is brought down by Lewandowski with his chest. He turns Mujdza inside out and then rounds the keeper and slots into the empty net.
WHAT A CHANCE!! A deft flick from Lewandowski sets Grosskreutz through down the left. He plays the ball along the floor to the back post where Kuba is rushing in. The Pole manages to make contact but he cannot keep it down and sends his effort well off target.
Freiburg get another spell in the Dortmund half but Guede sees his poked pass intercepted by Subotic. They maintain possession but Gundogan gets back to win the ball for his side. Super play.
SO CLOSE!!! The corner is cleared but is sent straight back in by Gundogan. He puts the ball right on the head of Lewandowski, six yards out from goal but the Pole diverts his effort narrowly over the bar. A real let off for Freiburg there.
Hummels searches out Lewandowski with a super ball down the left but it runs through to the keeper. Dortmund regather and attempt to attack down the left. Kuba slides the ball across the box and Kagawa knocks it back. Kehl runs onto it but his shot is deflected behind for a corner.
Rosentahl does well to hold up the ball just inside the Dortmund half. He looks like he's taken too many touches but manages to move it on to Makiadi. Freiburg then send a ball into the box but the offside flag is raised. Their first signal of intent going forward.
Kagawa loses the ball in a tackle with Mujdza but Grosskreutz chases back to cover and wins possession straight back for his side. Great determination from the wide-man to help his team control the game.
A good move from Dortmund ends with Kehl trying to put it on a plate for Lewandowski with a scything pass. However he puts too much weight on it and Batz is able to come and collect the ball.
Just the start Klopp would have wanted! The weather may not be great in Dortmund but the atmosphere certainly is. It did not take long for the hosts to find there way through with some excellent early performances from Kagawa and Gundogan.
Assist Ilkay Gündogan
Goal Jakub Blaszczykowski
GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!! KUBA!!! Jakub "Kuba" Blaszczykowski bags an early goal after Gundogan picks up a loose ball in midfield and threads a pass through to him. From the right side of the box the Pole slides it underneath Batz to really get the party going!
Gundogan does well to win the ball back for BVB in midfield and play the simple pass. He has come on leaps and bounds in the second half of the season and looks like he could play an integral part in the Champions League campaign next season.
We are underway! Dortmund in their home kit, kicking from left to right.
The Signal-Iduna-Park is absolutely rocking this afternoon. The teams are making their way out onto the pitch and kick off will be just a few moments away.
As always you can get involved in the action on Dortmund's crowning day. Get in touch with me via Twitter @thwebber and let me know your thoughts and comments on the season as a whole. Who has been your player of the season for BVB this year? Let me know!
Both teams are on extremely impressive undefeated streaks, relative to their position. Dortmund have not lost in 27 Bundesliga matches while Freiburg remain unbeaten in their last 10, a run that has helped ensured their safety this season.
Despite having already wrapped up their second consecutive championship, BVB will want to keep their impressive form going ahead of next weekend's DFB-Pokal final against Bayern Munich. Even though Freiburg have secured their spot in the Bundesliga next year, there is still plenty left to play for.
Jurgen Klopp has reverted to the team that did the bulk of the work in the title fight this year after resting a number of players against Kaiserslautern last week. Despite scoring a hat-trick in the game Barrios only makes the bench, should he enter the fray at some point in the game it will be his last Bundesliga appearance for BVB before joining Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande
Subs: Baumann, Hinkel, Krmas, Putsila, Flum, Jendrisek, Santini.
Freiburg (4-4-1-1): Batz; Mujdza, Ginter, Hohn, Sorg; Schmid, Guede, Makiadi, Caligiuri; Rosentahl; Freis.
Subs: Langerak, Santana, Lowe, Perisic, Gotze, Leitner, Barrios.
Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Hummels, Subotic, Schmelzer; Kehl, Gundogan; Blaszczykowski, Kagawa, Grosskreutz; Lewandowski.
If Dortmund defeat Freiburg, they will set a new league record for number of points achieved in a season. They won the reverse of this fixture 4-1 back in december; Lewandowski, Grossskreutz and Gundogan got the goals and they all start today.
Hello and welcome to Goal.com's LIVE text commentary as champions Borussia Dortmund host Freiburg on the final weekend of the Bundesliga. My name is Tom Webber and I will be guiding you through this afternoon's action, with what is sure to be a jubilant Signal Iduna Park.
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