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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Marco Reus (27')

Marco Reus strikes to send Borussia Dortmund four points clear with win at Wolfsburg

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund edged VfL Wolfsburg 1-0 away courtesy of captain Marco Reus' sixth goal of the season to go four points clear of Bayern Munich on Saturday.

Dortmund, unbeaten and having their best start in decades, needed to work hard against the Wolves after Reus nodded in at the far post in the 26th minute.

In an entertaining encounter both teams had their share of chances but Dortmund could have added another goal through their skipper Reus or Jacob Bruun Larsen to avoid a nervous finale.

The result puts them on 24 points ahead of second-placed champions Bayern, who were held 1-1 at home by Freiburg.

"We defended really well as a team and could have scored more goals," said defender Manuel Akanji. "But obviously we cannot score three or four goals in every game. Now we look ahead to Atletico and the Champions League."

Hoffenheim crushed Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 away to climb to sixth on 16, while Schalke 04 earned their first win in three matches with a 3-1 triumph over Hanover 96 to put more distance between the 13th placed Royal Blues and the relegation zone.

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