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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Manuel Akanji (55')
  • Erling Haaland (61')
  • Mats Hummels (78')

Dortmund canter home in Ruhr derby to pile on Schalke misery

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Borussia Dortmund cantered to a 3-0 win over Schalke 04 in the Ruhr valley derby on Saturday to pile on the misery for their neighbours who have now gone 21 Bundesliga games without a win.

Schalke, one off the bottom of the table, managed to keep Dortmund at bay for 55 minutes until Manuel Akanji broke their resistance.

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Erling Haaland, with his fifth league goal of the season, then added a second and Mats Hummels completed the scoring.

The win was a relief for Dortmund after their 3-1 defeat to Lazio in the Champions League on Tuesday and lifted them to third in the table with 12 points, behind Bayern Munich in second on goal difference.

Schalke, without a league win since beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on Jan. 17 and without a goal in their last three derbies, have one point.

Only 300 fans watched the game at Dortmund's 80,000 capacity stadium after local authorities lowered the limit due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Raphael Guerreiro went close and Mahmoud Dahoud struck the bar from 30 metres as Dortmund dominated the first half.

Dortmund finally broke through from a corner when Guerreiro's shot was saved by Frederik Roennow and Akanji, who has recovered from a COVID-19 infection, was quickest to the rebound.

A superb combination between Haaland and Jadon Sancho led to the second six minutes later. The Norwegian played the ball to Sancho who raced forward and sent a perfect through ball to Haaland who lofted it over Roennow.

Hummels completed the win with a powerful header from Guerreiro's corner in the 78th minute.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 16 +23 36
2 Bayer Leverkusen 17 +15 32
3 RB Leipzig 16 +14 32
4 Borussia Dortmund 17 +11 29
5 VfL Wolfsburg 17 +7 29
6 FC Union Berlin 16 +12 28
7 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 +5 28
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 16 +4 26
9 SC Freiburg 16 +3 23
10 VfB Stuttgart 16 +8 22
11 TSG Hoffenheim 17 -5 19
12 FC Augsburg 16 -8 19
13 Werder Bremen 17 -6 18
14 Hertha Berlin 17 -5 17
15 Arminia Bielefeld 16 -14 14
16 FC Cologne 16 -14 12
17 Mainz 17 -21 7
18 Schalke 04 16 -29 7