Dortmund scores 7 to deal Bayern challenge in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund finally delivered the performance its fans were waiting for, routing promoted Nuremberg 7-0 to become Bayern Munich's closest challenger in the Bundesliga on Wednesday.
Marco Reus scored twice to take his Dortmund tally to 100 as Lucien Favre's side took advantage of Bayern's draw with Augsburg on Tuesday to narrow the gap on the defending champion to two points after five games played.
Hannover holds Borussia Dortmund to 0-0 in Bundesliga
HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — Hannover held visiting Borussia Dortmund to the Bundesliga's first scoreless draw of the season to start the second round on Friday.
The home side dominated possession but Dortmund went closest in the first half. Marco Reus twice gave Hannover a scare before the break, Michael Esser's outstretched leg saving his first effort while the crossbar denied his second minutes later.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund failed to reclaim second place in the Bundesliga after being held 1-1 Sunday by Werder Bremen.
Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka produced a host of excellent saves, especially in the second half, to keep Dortmund two points behind second-place Schalke with two rounds to go. Both teams look set to play in the Champions League next season with fifth-place Bayer Leverkusen four points behind Dortmund. The top four qualify.
Pulisic leads Dortmund to 3-0 win over Stuttgart
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund recovered from a lackluster first half to beat Stuttgart 3-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday, gaining some confidence for next weekend's Ruhr derby.
Christian Pulisic scored one goal, with a bit of luck, and set up Maximilian Philipp to seal the win as Dortmund consolidated third place ahead of the clash at second-place Schalke.
Dortmund's 6-0 rout by Bayern Munich in the previous round appeared to weigh down the home side.
Bayern exploits Dortmund slump to move level in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich took advantage of Borussia Dortmund's faltering campaign to move level on points with the Bundesliga leader on Saturday.
Dortmund's mini-slump continued as it wasted a two-goal lead and drew at Eintracht Frankfurt 2-2, before Bayern edged 10-man Hamburger SV 1-0 in the late game.
Dortmund still leads on goal difference after nine rounds but the pressure is building after its fourth game without a win from five matches across all competitions.
Classy Dortmund warns Real Madrid with 6-1 rout of ’Gladbach
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund warmed up for Real Madrid in the Champions League by routing Borussia Moenchengladbach 6-1 to match its best ever start to the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick and the brilliant Maximilian Philipp scored twice as Dortmund made it five wins and a draw, equaling its 2015 start, while also stretching its unbeaten run at home to 41 games.
Video ref helps Dortmund thrash Cologne in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Maximilian Philipp and the video referee all struck twice as Borussia Dortmund routed Cologne in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Nothing went right for the visitors in the 5-0 defeat, with Cologne now conceding 12 league goals in four defeats. Dortmund remains the only team yet to concede.
Philipp got the home side off to a dream start with a glancing header to Andrey Yarmolenko's fine cross.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund signed versatile midfielder Maximilian Philipp from Bundesliga rival Freiburg on Wednesday, one day after hiring a new coach.
The 23-year-old Philipp, a member of Germany's under-21 team for the upcoming European Championship, signed a five-year deal through June 2022, the club said.
"Dortmund is one of the biggest clubs in the world," Philipp said. "It's an honor for me to be able to play here."