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Defeat for Dortmund gives Leverkusen hope

Published: Saturday 23 April 2011, 21.05CET
Bottom at kick-off, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach caused one of the shocks of the season by beating Borussia Dortmund 1-0 after Bayer 04 Leverkusen had kept their challenge alive.
Defeat for Dortmund gives Leverkusen hope
Mohamadou Idrissou celebrates scoring the winner for lowly Mönchengladbach ©Getty Images
Published: Saturday 23 April 2011, 21.05CET

Defeat for Dortmund gives Leverkusen hope

Bottom at kick-off, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach caused one of the shocks of the season by beating Borussia Dortmund 1-0 after Bayer 04 Leverkusen had kept their challenge alive.

Borussia Dortmund remain firm favourites to win the Bundesliga despite suffering a surprise 1-0 defeat by relegation-threatened VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach after Bayer 04 Leverkusen had won earlier in the day.

The leaders are five points clear of Leverkusen with three matches remaining. Dortmund were unable to respond to Mohamadou Idrissou's strike (35) on the counterattack for a Mönchengladbach side which started the game bottom of the table.

Dortmund could have won the title on Saturday, though that initially depended on Leverkusen slipping up against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Having fallen behind to Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson (28), Leverkusen regrouped, with Michal Kadlec (40) and Arturo Vidal (51) scoring the goals which keeps their challenge alive for another week.

FC Bayern München required a late penalty from Mario Gomez − his 23rd league goal of the campaign − to salvage a 1-1 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt which leaves them in fourth, a point behind Hannover 96, who defeated SC Freiburg 3-1 on Thursday.

Ahead of their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg against Manchester United FC, FC Schalke 04 suffered a 1-0 home defeat by 1. FC Kaiserslautern, for whom Srdjan Lakić (42) scored. Elsewhere, SV Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart edged towards safety. Claudio Pizarro scored twice as Thomas Schaaf's side triumphed 3-1 at struggling FC St Pauli, while Cacau's double helped Bruno Labbadia's Stuttgart overcome Hamburger SV 3-0.

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23/04/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-0DortmundDortmund

Idrissou 35

Venue: Monchengladbach

23/04/2011

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-1HoffenheimHoffenheim

M. Kadlec 40, Vidal 51

G. Sigurdsson 28

Venue: Leverkusen

23/04/2011

SchalkeSchalke0-1KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Lakić 42

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

23/04/2011

St PauliSt Pauli1-3BremenBremen

Bartels 29

Thorandt 50 (o.g.), Pizarro 73, 74

Venue: St. Pauli

23/04/2011

EintrachtEintracht1-1BayernBayern

Rode 53

Gomez 89 (p)

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

23/04/2011

StuttgartStuttgart3-0HamburgHamburg

Gentner 78, Cacau 6, 88

Venue: Stuttgart

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