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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Paco Alcácer (90', 90'+4')

Late Alcacer double sends Dortmund two points clear of Bayern

Paco Alcacer scored twice late in the game to gave Borussia Dortmund a 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg and put them two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.

Alcacer fired a 90th minute free kick from the edge of the box and added another in stoppage time to lift Dortmund to 63 points, with Bayern, whom they face next week, on 61 after their 1-1 draw at Freiburg.

With captain Marco Reus a last-minute absence due to the imminent birth of his first child, Dortmund rarely had a chance in a lacklustre first half.

A pigeon that had camped in the Dortmund box and stubbornly refusing to leave was by far the most interesting incident until the break.

Dortmund picked up the pace after the break but neither Jadon Sancho nor Raphael Guerreiro could beat Wolfsburg keeper Koen Casteels until Alcacer struck twice to take his tally to 16 this season and put Dortmund back on top.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +56 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +37 76
3 RB Leipzig 34 +34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 58
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +13 55
6 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +12 55
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +12 54
8 Werder Bremen 34 +9 53
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 51
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -16 44
11 Hertha Berlin 34 -8 43
12 Mainz 34 -11 43
13 SC Freiburg 34 -15 36
14 Schalke 04 34 -18 33
15 FC Augsburg 34 -20 32
16 VfB Stuttgart 34 -38 28
17 Hannover 96 34 -40 21
18 Nurnberg 34 -42 19