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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Marco Reus (40' PEN)
  • Paco Alcácer (90'+1')

Leaders Borussia Dortmund made to sweat for 2-0 win over Freiburg

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday to open up a seven-point gap at the top of the table with their fourth consecutive league win.

Dortmund captain Marco Reus fired in a 40th-minute penalty for his ninth league goal to put the aggressive hosts into the lead.

But Freiburg proved difficult opponents, closing down spaces quickly and pinning the hosts, who have the Bundesliga's best attack, well outside the box.

Dortmund again needed a goal from substitute Paco Alcacer in stoppage time to make sure of the three points.

The Ruhr valley club are top on 33 points, with Borussia Moenchengladbach second on 26 and in action at RB Leipzig on Sunday. Champions Bayern Munich are third on 24 after beating Werder Bremen 2-1.

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