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Kagawa double keeps Dortmund on Bayern's tail

Published: Saturday 28 January 2012, 19.42CET
FC Bayern München remain top of the Bundesliga but only a narrow win against VfL Wolfsburg kept them there as Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke triumphed 3-1 and 4-1 respectively.

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Published: Saturday 28 January 2012, 19.42CET

Kagawa double keeps Dortmund on Bayern's tail

FC Bayern München remain top of the Bundesliga but only a narrow win against VfL Wolfsburg kept them there as Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke triumphed 3-1 and 4-1 respectively.

FC Bayern München remain at the Bundesliga summit following a 1-0 win against VfL Wolfsburg, with Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 matching their points tally with respective 3-1 and 4-1 successes.

Dortmund are showing flashes of the form that won them last last season's title, and comfortably overcame TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, racing into a 3-0 lead within 55 minutes thanks to two Shinji Kagawa strikes and a Kevin Grosskreutz effort.

Kagawa broke the deadlock (16) when Sebastian Kehl exploited a mistake by goalkeeper Tom Starke to play him in, and the Japanese international struck again when Grosskreutz teed him up with a clever backheel. By then Grosskreutz had already scored himself (31) following excellent approach play involving Kagawa and Jakub Błaszczykowski. Fabian Johnson's subsequent strike was academic.

Bayern remain top on goal difference after defeating Wolfsburg, who trailed to Mario Gomez's 17th goal in 18 appearances, which came on the hour, before Arjen Robben pounced in added time. However, Schalke are the third side on 40 points after coming from behind to sink 1. FC Köln 4-1 with two Ciprian Marica goals, Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's penalty and a Marco Höger strike.

Elsewhere, Hamburger SV won 2-1 at Hertha BSC Berlin, fifth-placed SV Werder Bremen and Bayer 04 Leverkusen, in sixth, drew 1-1 and FC Augsburg and 1. FC Kaiserslautern shared four goals (2-2).

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.21CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/02/2012 10:31 CET

28/01/2012

KölnKöln1-4SchalkeSchalke

Podolski 4

Marica 60, 72, Huntelaar 78 (penalty), Höger 82

Venue: Cologne

28/01/2012

BayernBayern2-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Gomez 60, Robben 90+2

Venue: Munich

28/01/2012

HerthaHertha1-2HamburgHamburg

Lasogga 81

Jansen 24, Petrić 45+1

Venue: Berlin

28/01/2012

BremenBremen1-1LeverkusenLeverkusen

Pizarro 29

Reinartz 57

Venue: Bremen

28/01/2012

AugsburgAugsburg2-2KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Marcel de Jong 5, Hain 65

Dick 25, 48

Venue: Augsburg

28/01/2012

DortmundDortmund3-1HoffenheimHoffenheim

Kagawa 16, 55, Grosskreutz 31

Johnson 63

Venue: Dortmund

27/01/2012

HannoverHannover1-0NürnbergNürnberg

Abdellaoue 18

Venue: Hannover

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