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Five-goal Dortmund lead chasing pack

Published: Saturday 5 November 2011, 17.47CET
Borussia Dortmund, SV Werder Bremen and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach are within two points of leaders FC Bayern München after recording thrilling Bundesliga victories on Saturday.

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Published: Saturday 5 November 2011, 17.47CET

Five-goal Dortmund lead chasing pack

Borussia Dortmund, SV Werder Bremen and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach are within two points of leaders FC Bayern München after recording thrilling Bundesliga victories on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund continued their impressive run of form with a 5-1 defeat of VfL Wolfsburg, on what was a good day for Claudio Pizarro and SV Werder Bremen.

A fifth win in six Bundesliga matches for Jürgen Klopp's side means the champions are up to second and have reduced, for 24 hours at least, FC Bayern München's lead to two points. Bayern are in action against FC Augsburg in one of two games on Sunday, the other being the meeting of UEFA Europa League contenders Hannover 96 and FC Schalke 04.

Dortmund's latest success was as good as sealed by half-time courtesy of Mario Götze and Shinji Kagawa. Though Aleksandr Hleb responded for Wolfsburg, Sven Bender, Robert Lewandowski and another effort from Götze swiftly put the result beyond doubt.

Pizarro, meanwhile, struck a second-half hat-trick in a 3-2 comeback win for Bremen against 1. FC Köln, who led 2-0 at the break. Pizarro's second goal came from the penalty spot after Sereno had been sent off moments earlier. The Peru striker has scored 11 league goals this term, two more than he managed in the whole of last season.

Dortmund and Bremen are level on 23 points with VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, who came from behind to win 2-1 at Hertha BSC Berlin.

Last updated: 06/12/13 6.03CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 18/11/2011 12:39 CET

05/11/2011

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-2HamburgHamburg

Schürrle 5, Bender 20

Westermann 34, Jansen 57

Venue: Leverkusen

05/11/2011

BremenBremen3-2KölnKöln

Pizarro 49, 54 (p), 86

Clemens 3, Podolski 45

Venue: Bremen

05/11/2011

HoffenheimHoffenheim1-1KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Ibišević 33

Kouemaha 73

Venue: Sinsheim

05/11/2011

NürnbergNürnberg1-2FreiburgFreiburg

Frantz 32

Rosenthal 34, Cissé 90+3 (p)

Venue: Nürnberg

05/11/2011

HerthaHertha1-2MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Ramos 18

Reus 33, 55

Venue: Berlin

05/11/2011

DortmundDortmund5-1WolfsburgWolfsburg

Götze 12, 78, Kagawa 45, Bender 61, Lewandowski 66

Hleb 59

Venue: Dortmund

04/11/2011

MainzMainz3-1StuttgartStuttgart

Ujah 53, 64, Ivanschitz 60 (p)

Cacau 50

Venue: Mainz

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