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Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen

Son Heung-Min scores for Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Dortmund dropped to 10 points off leaders Bayern Munich after losing to second-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Leverkusen moved up to four points behind Bayern, who beat Werder Bremen 7-0, thanks to Son Heung-Min's goal.

The South Korea international rounded Roman Weidenfeller to fire home after 18 minutes.

Leverkusen had Emir Spahic sent off in a disputed decision for a tackle and Dortmund's Sokratis Papastathopolous followed for a second booking.

Dortmund's season is in danger of being all but over by Christmas, with a crucial game against Marseille on Wednesday, where a defeat could eliminate last season's finalists from the Champions League.

But Sami Hyypia's Leverkusen are still in title contention after a deserved victory in Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski had a shot saved by keeper Bernd Leno before Son scored the opener. The summer signing from Hamburg was let in by a defensive mistake from Manuel Friedrich, the 34-year-old who left Leverkusen in the summer and joined Dortmund following an injury crisis last month.

Son was denied a second by a fantastic save from Weidenfeller a few minutes later and Jens Hegeler just chipped over as the visitors dominated the first half.

Spahic was sent off with 10 minutes left to give Dortmund hope after the defender went in two-footed on Lewandowski, although without raising his studs.

Dortmund had renewed hope and Lewandowski forced a save from Leno before Papastathopolous threw the ball away in anger and was sent off for a second yellow card. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired a free-kick over and substitute Marco Reus forced a fantastic save from Leno but the hosts could not find a crucial equaliser.

Line-ups

B Dortmund

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 19Großkreutz
  • 37Durm
  • 18SahinSubstituted forPiszczekat 82'minutes
  • 2Friedrich
  • 25PapastathopoulosBooked at 90mins
  • 16BlaszczykowskiSubstituted forHofmannat 67'minutes
  • 6BenderSubstituted forReusat 63'minutes
  • 9Lewandowski
  • 10MkhitaryanBooked at 81mins
  • 17Aubameyang

Substitutes

  • 5Kehl
  • 7Hofmann
  • 11Reus
  • 20Langerak
  • 21Kirch
  • 23Schieber
  • 26Piszczek

B Leverkusen

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Leno
  • 26Donati
  • 10CanBooked at 61mins
  • 6Rolfes
  • 21Toprak
  • 5SpahicBooked at 80mins
  • 8Bender
  • 27CastroBooked at 80minsSubstituted forKohrat 89'minutes
  • 11Kießling
  • 13HegelerBooked at 58minsSubstituted forKruseat 78'minutes
  • 7Son Heung-MinSubstituted forWollscheidat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Wollscheid
  • 9Derdiyok
  • 15Öztunali
  • 17Boenisch
  • 22Yelldell
  • 23Kruse
  • 31Kohr
Referee:
Florian Meyer
Attendance:
80,645

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamB Leverkusen
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away25

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1.

  3. Post update

    Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Giulio Donati (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lukasz Piszczek.

  6. Post update

    Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Kruse (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  11. Booking

    Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Kevin Großkreutz (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dominik Kohr (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  14. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund).

  16. Post update

    Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund).

  19. Post update

    Dominik Kohr (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Henrikh Mkhitaryan tries a through ball, but Marco Reus is caught offside.