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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos (13')
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (55', 70')

Pierre-Emerick Aubaumeyang brace secures Dortmund's win at Freiburg

Sokratis Papastathopoulos opened the scoring for Dortmund. Alexandre Simoes/Borussia Dortmund/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund won away from home for only the second time in the Bundesliga since November to stay in third place with a 3-0 win at Freiburg on Saturday.

With Dortmund controlloing possession early, Papastathopoulos Sokratis casually headed in Raphael Guerreiro's free kick to give the visitors the lead on 13 minutes.

Pierre-Emerick Aubaumeyang then tapped in Marco Reus' driven cross to double their advantage shortly after the restart.

The Gabon striker scored a close-range second to secure victory in the 70th minute.

The result kept Dortmund within touching distance of RB Leipzig for the final automatic Champions League spot.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 26 +41 60
2 Borussia Dortmund 26 +34 60
3 RB Leipzig 26 +24 49
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 +14 47
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 +21 46
6 Bayer Leverkusen 26 +7 42
7 VfL Wolfsburg 26 +5 42
8 Werder Bremen 26 +8 39
9 TSG Hoffenheim 26 +12 38
10 Hertha Berlin 26 +1 35
11 SC Freiburg 26 -5 31
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 -17 31
13 Mainz 26 -18 30
14 FC Augsburg 26 -10 25
15 Schalke 04 26 -17 23
16 VfB Stuttgart 26 -30 20
17 Hannover 96 26 -37 14
18 Nurnberg 26 -33 13