The official website for European football

Ruhr derby victory takes Dortmund top

Published: Saturday 26 November 2011, 17.57CET
Borussia Dortmund joined VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Bundesliga summit following a 2-0 defeat of FC Schalke 04, while Bayer 04 Leverkusen drew 3-3 with Hertha BSC Berlin.

rate galleryrate photo
1/0
counter
  • loading...
Published: Saturday 26 November 2011, 17.57CET

Ruhr derby victory takes Dortmund top

Borussia Dortmund joined VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach at the Bundesliga summit following a 2-0 defeat of FC Schalke 04, while Bayer 04 Leverkusen drew 3-3 with Hertha BSC Berlin.

Borussia Dortmund's UEFA Champions League flame may be dying out but their Bundesliga fire is burning brightly, as victory against FC Schalke 04 in the Ruhr derby lifted the titleholders level with overnight leaders VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Just a point separated the two clubs at the outset, but Jürgen Klopp's side moved four clear of their local rivals thanks to goals by Robert Lewandowski (16) and Felipe Santana (61). Mönchengladbach had gone top following Friday's 3-0 success against 1. FC Köln, achieved with the help of two Mike Hanke strikes. FC Bayern München will move two points clear at the summit with victory at 1. FSV Mainz on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Bayer 04 Leverkusen − who on Wednesday overcame Chelsea FC to qualify for the UEFA Champions League knockout stage − rallied from two down at Hertha BSC Berlin only to concede Pierre–Michel Lasogga's 82nd-minute equaliser. Eren Derdiyok, who scored in midweek, had seemingly earned victory with a hat-trick (24, 64, 79) before the Werkself, in sixth, were pegged back to 3-3.

Elsewhere, there were 2-0 and 1-0 wins for FC Augsburg and 1. FC Nürnberg respectively while TSG 1899 Hoffenheim drew 1-1 with SC Freiburg, the scoreline shared by Hannover 96 and Hamburger SV in the late game.

Last updated: 06/12/13 5.36CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 16/12/2011 22:23 CET

26/11/2011

HannoverHannover1-1HamburgHamburg

Schlaudraff 79

Bruma 64

Venue: Hannover

26/11/2011

AugsburgAugsburg2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Brinkmann 65, Kapllani 90+4

Venue: Augsburg

26/11/2011

NürnbergNürnberg1-0KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Chandler 13

Venue: Nürnberg

26/11/2011

DortmundDortmund2-0SchalkeSchalke

Lewandowski 16, Felipe Santana 61

Venue: Dortmund

26/11/2011

HerthaHertha3-3LeverkusenLeverkusen

Lasogga 7, 82, Ömer Toprak 17 (o.g.)

Derdiyok 24, 64, 79

Venue: Berlin

26/11/2011

HoffenheimHoffenheim1-1FreiburgFreiburg

Roberto Firmino 24

Dembélé 90

Venue: Sinsheim

25/11/2011

KölnKöln0-3MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Hanke 20, 47, Arango 30

Venue: Cologne

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=ger/news/newsid=1722414.html#ruhr+derby+victory+takes+dortmund

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.