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Derby winners Dortmund tighten title grip

Published: Saturday 14 April 2012, 17.52CET
Borussia Dortmund are eight points clear of FC Bayern München with three Bundesliga matches left after they beat FC Schalke 04 and their title rivals drew 0-0 with 1. FSV Mainz 05.

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Published: Saturday 14 April 2012, 17.52CET

Derby winners Dortmund tighten title grip

Borussia Dortmund are eight points clear of FC Bayern München with three Bundesliga matches left after they beat FC Schalke 04 and their title rivals drew 0-0 with 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Borussia Dortmund took another step towards retaining the Bundesliga title after coming from behind to win 2-1 at FC Schalke 04.

Having beaten FC Bayern München in midweek, Jürgen Klopp's charges faced another stern examination in the Ruhr Valley derby. Their assignment became all the more arduous when they fell behind on nine minutes, Jefferson Farfán's strike from the edge of the area deflecting in off the head of Shinji Kagawa.

However, the leaders responded within eight minutes thanks to a spectacular volley by Łukasz Piszczek and struck the winner just after the hour when Sebastian Kehl scored from close range. Dortmund are eight points clear of Bayern, whose 0-0 draw with 1. FSV Mainz 05 was their second blank in three days. 

At the other end of the table, ten-man Hertha BSC Berlin boosted their survival hopes by rallying from two goals down to draw 3-3 with sixth-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Hertha are a point behind 1. FC Köln, third from bottom, while Leverkusen lost ground on fifth-placed VfL Stuttgart, who on Friday stretched their unbeaten league sequence to nine matches with a 4-1 home win against SV Werder Bremen.

Elsewhere, Hamburger SV won 1-0 against Hannover 96, and 1. FC Nürnberg and FC Augsburg triumphed at 1. FC Kaiserslautern and VfL Wolfsburg respectively.

Last updated: 05/12/13 7.11CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2011/12

Matches
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Last updated: 19/04/2012 12:13 CET

14/04/2012

BayernBayern0-0MainzMainz

Venue: Munich

14/04/2012

HamburgHamburg1-0HannoverHannover

Son 12

Venue: Hamburg

14/04/2012

LeverkusenLeverkusen3-3HerthaHertha

Schürrle 44, Kiessling 51, 84

Lasogga 63, Tunay Torun 71, 77

Venue: Leverkusen

14/04/2012

WolfsburgWolfsburg1-2AugsburgAugsburg

Helmes 27

Oehrl 13, Langkamp 88

Venue: Wolfsburg

14/04/2012

SchalkeSchalke1-2DortmundDortmund

Farfán 9

Piszczek 17, Kehl 63

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

14/04/2012

KaiserslauternKaiserslautern0-2NürnbergNürnberg

Didavi 43, Pekhart 73

Venue: Kaiserslautern

13/04/2012

StuttgartStuttgart4-1BremenBremen

Gentner 37, Harnik 45+1, 53, Cacau 89

Rosenberg 25

Venue: Stuttgart

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