German Bundesliga
1. FSV Mainz 051Bor Dortmd3

Mainz 05 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Borussia Dortmund returned to winning ways in the Bundesliga with a win at Mainz.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's free-kick put Dortmund ahead midway through the second half.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting equalised with a penalty, before they had Elkin Soto sent off for handling in the area.

Lewandowski scored the resulting spot kick before converting another penalty after Erik Durm was upended.

Dortmund, who lost to leaders Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg in their previous two league fixtures, are third in the standings, seven points off the top of the table.

"There was a very, very good fighting spirit," said Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp.

"The fact that in certain situations our opponents had their chances to win the game says everything about Mainz's class."

Elsewhere, second-placed Bayer Leverkusen responded to their 5-0 Champions League defeat by Manchester United on Wednesday with a 3-0 win at home to Nuremberg.

South Korea striker Son Heung-min got two goals while Germany's Stefan Kiessling scored with a smart back-heel from midfielder Jens Hegeler's pass.

Line-ups

1. FSV Mainz 05

  • 21Karius
  • 3Pospech
  • 24Park Joo-ho
  • 19SotoBooked at 78mins
  • 16BellBooked at 59mins
  • 4Noveski
  • 9PolterSubstituted forSallerat 89'minutes
  • 6Geis
  • 23Okazaki
  • 7ZimlingSubstituted forMalliat 64'minutes
  • 27MüllerSubstituted forChoupo-Motingat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mathenia
  • 2Svensson
  • 5Saller
  • 8Moritz
  • 10Choupo-Moting
  • 11Malli
  • 20Diaz Campbell

Bor Dortmd

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 26Piszczek
  • 37Durm
  • 6BenderSubstituted forSahinat 32'minutes
  • 2Friedrich
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 16BlaszczykowskiSubstituted forMkhitaryanat 45'minutes
  • 19Großkreutz
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 11ReusSubstituted forKehlat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Kehl
  • 7Hofmann
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 18Sahin
  • 20Langerak
  • 21Kirch
  • 23Schieber
Referee:
Deniz Aytekin
Attendance:
34,000

Match Stats

Home Team1. FSV Mainz 05Away TeamBor Dortmd
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, Borussia Dortmund 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, Borussia Dortmund 3.

Goal!

Goal! 1. FSV Mainz 05 1, Borussia Dortmund 3. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Penalty Borussia Dortmund. Erik Durm draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Loris Karius (1. FSV Mainz 05) after a foul in the penalty area.
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Benedikt Saller (1. FSV Mainz 05).
Attempt blocked. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Kehl.
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Zdenek Pospech (1. FSV Mainz 05).
Attempt saved. Benedikt Saller (1. FSV Mainz 05) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Conceded by Manuel Friedrich.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FSV Mainz 05. Benedikt Saller replaces Sebastian Polter.
Foul by Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund).
Shinji Okazaki (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Zdenek Pospech.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) because of an injury.
Foul by Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund).
Johannes Geis (1. FSV Mainz 05) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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