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Barrios adds gloss as Dortmund go top

Published: Friday 3 February 2012, 22.42CET
Borussia Dortmund's sixth victory in eight away league games, at the expense of 1. FC Nürnburg, took the reigning German champions three points clear at the Bundesliga summit.
Barrios adds gloss as Dortmund go top
Sebastian Kehl holds his arms aloft after giving his side the lead against Nürnberg ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 3 February 2012, 22.42CET

Barrios adds gloss as Dortmund go top

Borussia Dortmund's sixth victory in eight away league games, at the expense of 1. FC Nürnburg, took the reigning German champions three points clear at the Bundesliga summit.

Borussia Dortmund moved three points clear at the top of the German Bundesliga after completing their fourth successive league victory thanks to second-half strikes by Sebastian Kehl and Lucas Barrios against 1. FC Nürnburg.

In an open first half, the German champions were lucky not to go behind as Nürnburg threatened from a flurry of set-pieces. Roman Weidenfeller did well to deny Domenic Maroh's snapshot early on, while Shinji Kagawa rescued his side when heading off the line moments later. At the other end Robert Lewandowski was twice denied by Raphael Schäfer, who was sent scrambling back to clutch a clever flick by Kagawa on the stroke of half-time.

Dortmund had been growing in influence as the first half wore on and the second period was just three minutes old when they took the lead, Kehl side-footing in his second goal of the season after strong running down the right by Łukasz Piszczek. Nürnburg lost their spark thereafter and conceded a second goal when Barrios came off the bench to score his first goal in 16 appearances, after another swift counterattrack.

FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04 will aim to join Jürgen Klopp's side at the top on Saturday with wins against Hamburger SV and 1. FSV Mainz 05 respectively.

Last updated: 03/02/12 22.45CET

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NürnbergNürnberg0-2DortmundDortmund

Kehl 48, Barrios 82

Venue: Nürnberg

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