German Bundesliga
Bor Dortmd31. FC Nürnberg0

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Nurnberg

Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels

Borussia Dortmund moved into second place in the Bundesliga as they built on their midweek Champions League victory over Zenit St Petersburg with a win over Nuremberg.

Germany defender Mats Hummels marked his first game in four weeks by netting from close range to open the scoring.

Robert Lewandowski then tapped home to double the hosts' lead after Henrikh Mkhitaryan's pass.

Mkhitaryan sealed the win with a low shot for his second goal in four games.

Jurgen Klopp's side followed up Tuesday's 4-2 win in Russia to leapfrog Bayer Leverkusen, who crashed 1-0 at home to Mainz, their fifth straight defeat and eighth loss in 10 games.

"The team operated at a high level, which was necessary as Nuremberg began well and they had their chances," said Klopp.

Hummels, having recovered from a foot injury, tapped home from close range after Lewandowski's header was saved and the Pole then converted Mkhitaryan's pass for his 15th goal of the season.

Mkhitaryan secured the win as he finished from the centre of the penalty area following Jonas Hofmann's cross.

Leverkusen last won on 1 February, a run including a 4-0 home defeat by Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.

Cameroon striker Eric Choupo-Moting scored Schalke's only goal on 37 minutes after being set up by Stefan Bell.

"My boys had tried to fight, but the belief and the ease was missing from our game," said Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia.

"If you don't score goals, it's hard to win a game."

Line-ups

Bor Dortmd

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 26Piszczek
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 18Sahin
  • 25PapastathopoulosSubstituted forFriedrichat 36'minutes
  • 15Hummels
  • 17AubameyangSubstituted forHofmannat 71'minutes
  • 5Kehl
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 10MkhitaryanSubstituted forJojicat 85'minutes
  • 19Großkreutz

Substitutes

  • 2Friedrich
  • 7Hofmann
  • 14Jojic
  • 20Langerak
  • 21Kirch
  • 23Schieber
  • 37Durm

1. FC Nürnberg

  • 1Schäfer
  • 6Angha
  • 21Plattenhardt
  • 17FrantzSubstituted forStarkat 78'minutes
  • 31Petrák
  • 25PinolaSubstituted forPogatetzat 36'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 18Drmic
  • 7FeulnerBooked at 45minsSubstituted forCampañaat 61'minutes
  • 9Pekhart
  • 13Kiyotake
  • 23Hlousek

Substitutes

  • 2Pogatetz
  • 14Mak
  • 16Stark
  • 20Campaña
  • 22Rakovsky
  • 24Dabanli
  • 40Colak
Referee:
Christian Dingert
Attendance:
80,645

Match Stats

Home TeamBor DortmdAway Team1. FC Nürnberg
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home28
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 3, 1. FC Nürnberg 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 3, 1. FC Nürnberg 0.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Jonas Hofmann tries a through ball, but Milos Jojic is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Sebastian Kehl (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Milos Jojic.

Attempt missed. Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonas Hofmann following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Kehl.

Attempt blocked. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcel Schmelzer.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Josip Drmic.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Milos Jojic replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Goal!

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 3, 1. FC Nürnberg 0. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jonas Hofmann following a set piece situation.

Foul by Niklas Stark (1. FC Nürnberg).

Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FC Nürnberg. Niklas Stark replaces Mike Frantz because of an injury.

Attempt missed. José Campaña (1. FC Nürnberg) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marvin Plattenhardt.

Attempt saved. Adam Hlousek (1. FC Nürnberg) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josip Drmic.

Tomas Pekhart (1. FC Nürnberg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund).

Foul by Josip Drmic (1. FC Nürnberg).

Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Lewandowski.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Jonas Hofmann replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Attempt missed. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan with a headed pass.

Marvin Plattenhardt (1. FC Nürnberg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund).

Attempt missed. Mike Frantz (1. FC Nürnberg) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hiroshi Kiyotake with a cross following a corner.

Corner, 1. FC Nürnberg. Conceded by Marcel Schmelzer.

Foul by Emanuel Pogatetz (1. FC Nürnberg).

Sebastian Kehl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mike Frantz (1. FC Nürnberg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sebastian Kehl (Borussia Dortmund).

Goal!

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 2, 1. FC Nürnberg 0. Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Adam Hlousek (1. FC Nürnberg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Manuel Friedrich (Borussia Dortmund).

Substitution

Substitution, 1. FC Nürnberg. José Campaña replaces Markus Feulner.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Robert Lewandowski tries a through ball, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Emanuel Pogatetz (1. FC Nürnberg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Emanuel Pogatetz (1. FC Nürnberg).

Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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