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Dortmund profit as title rivals stutter

Published: Saturday 4 February 2012, 19.08CET
Borussia Dortmund hold a two-point lead at the Bundesliga summit after title rivals FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04 both drew and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach also stuttered.

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Published: Saturday 4 February 2012, 19.08CET

Dortmund profit as title rivals stutter

Borussia Dortmund hold a two-point lead at the Bundesliga summit after title rivals FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04 both drew and VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach also stuttered.

Borussia Dortmund remain two-points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after their closest title rivals FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04 both drew.

All three sides were level on 40 points going into Dortmund's match against 1. FC Nürnburg on Friday, but a win for Jürgen Klopp's side put the pressure on their challengers, and neither could provide the perfect response.

An away win would returned Bayern to the summit on goal difference, but they fell behind to Jacopo Sala's 23rd-minute strike – a first-time volley into the bottom corner. It took Bayern until the 71st minute to draw level, Ivica Olić tapping in Thomas Müller’s low cross, but despite dominating, a winning goal was not forthcoming for the visitors.

Schalke succumbed to an identical fate at home to 1. FSV Mainz 05, who took a 16th-minute lead through new signing Mohamed Zidan, who volleyed in from close range. But it was another January signing who rescued a point for Schalke, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim loanee Chinedu Obasi firing in the equaliser.

Fourth-placed VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach missed the chance to leapfrog Schalke as they drew 0-0 at VfL Wolfsburg. Elsewhere, Hannover 96 were the only other team to record a win, a 1-0 success at Hertha BSC Berlin, as TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Bayer 04 Leverkusen both drew 2-2 with FC Augsburg and VfB Stuttgart respectively.

Last updated: 05/12/13 19.14CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 07/02/2012 11:39 CET

04/02/2012

HamburgHamburg1-1BayernBayern

Sala 23

Olić 71

Venue: Hamburg

04/02/2012

SchalkeSchalke1-1MainzMainz

Obasi 59

Zidan 15

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

04/02/2012

HoffenheimHoffenheim2-2AugsburgAugsburg

Mlapa 38, Salihović 51 (penalty)

Mölders 31, Langkamp 72

Venue: Sinsheim

04/02/2012

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-2StuttgartStuttgart

Kiessling 11, Rolfes 47 (penalty)

Schieber 23, Harnik 89

Venue: Leverkusen

04/02/2012

HerthaHertha0-1HannoverHannover

Abdellaoue 68

Venue: Berlin

04/02/2012

WolfsburgWolfsburg0-0MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Venue: Wolfsburg

03/02/2012

NürnbergNürnberg0-2DortmundDortmund

Kehl 48, Barrios 82

Venue: Nürnberg

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