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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Thomas Delaney (45')
  • Marco Reus (19')

Borussia Dortmund miss chance to cement Champions League place

Borussia Dortmund still need three points to guarantee a place in next season's Champions League after they drew 1-1 at Werder Bremen.

Marco Reus' sixth goal in his last nine league games gave Dortmund a 19th-minute lead but his miss just before half-time when one-on-one with goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka proved pivotal.

The hosts made Reus pay immediately as they went up the other end and equalised through Thomas Delaney's looping header over goalkeeper Roman Burki.

Reus, Manuel Akanji and Jadon Sancho all saw efforts hit the woodwork for Dortmund, who stay third in the table and two points behind Schalke who could only draw at home to Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.

Dortmund host relegation-threatened Mainz next week before finishing their campaign at Hoffenheim -- who sit three points behind them in the table. It means that if they fail to win at home to Mainz next weekend, they face a nail-biting final day when both Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen could yet overtake them.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 21 +31 50
2 Bayern Munich 22 +24 48
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 21 +20 42
4 RB Leipzig 22 +22 41
5 VfL Wolfsburg 22 +5 35
6 Eintracht Frankfurt 21 +13 33
7 TSG Hoffenheim 22 +12 33
8 Bayer Leverkusen 21 +5 33
9 Hertha Berlin 22 +3 32
10 Werder Bremen 22 +4 31
11 Mainz 22 -13 27
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 21 -14 25
13 SC Freiburg 22 -8 24
14 Schalke 04 22 -7 23
15 FC Augsburg 22 -9 18
16 VfB Stuttgart 22 -32 15
17 Hannover 96 22 -27 14
18 Nurnberg 21 -29 12