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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Marius Bulter (22', 50')
  • Sebastian Andersson (75')
  • Paco Alcácer (25')

Union shock Dortmund for first Bundesliga win

Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images

Promoted Union Berlin stunned title contenders Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Saturday to earn their first ever Bundesliga victory that left their opponents three points off the top.

Marius Buelter gave the hosts a shock lead in the 22nd minute, but their joy was short-lived with Dortmund forward Paco Alcacer stabbing in an equaliser three minutes later.

Instead of turning the game around, however, as they had done in both their previous league games when they fell a goal behind, Dortmund conceded again.

Buelter slotted in on the rebound after keeper Roman Buerki had done well to stop a shot. Sebastian Andersson then completed a fine passing move in the 75th to score their third.

Sebastian Andersson then completed a fine passing move in the 75th to score their third as the Alte Foersterei stadium erupted in song and fans lit flares.

"Obviously we are very disappointed," said Dortmund's Julian Brandt. "We have to learn from this. We are responsible for the way we play. We should have avoided falling behind in the first place."

The Ruhr valley club's first loss of the season leaves them on six points in fifth place, three behind leaders RB Leipzig, who are on nine after their 3-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach. Union are on four points.

Champions Bayern Munich demolished Mainz 05 6-1 to climb into second place on seven points.