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Dortmund leapfrog Leverkusen into second

Published: Sunday 3 February 2013, 20.12CET
Borussia Dortmund beat Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-2 to climb above their opponents into second spot, after 1. FC Nürnberg edged out VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1.

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Published: Sunday 3 February 2013, 20.12CET

Dortmund leapfrog Leverkusen into second

Borussia Dortmund beat Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-2 to climb above their opponents into second spot, after 1. FC Nürnberg edged out VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1.

Robert Lewandowski made the difference against Bayer 04 Leverkusen as Borussia Dortmund surrendered a two-goal lead before prevailing 3-2 to climb above their opponents into second spot in the Bundesliga.

The contest was just three minutes old when Marco Reus combined with Lewandowski and finished with aplomb. Jakub Błaszczykowski's coolly converted penalty made it two, before Stefan Reinartz gave Leverkusen hope 13 minutes after the restart.

The same player levelled soon after, but in the blink of an eye Dortmund were back in front courtesy of Lewandowski. Błaszczykowski added fuel to the drama by missing a second penalty, yet his blushes were spared as the visitors held on for a fourth consecutive league success that moved them within 12 points of leaders FC Bayern München.

In Sunday's early kick-off, VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach tasted defeat for the first time in 2013 at 1. FC Nürnberg. First-half strikes from Timmy Simons and Tomáš Pekhart put the hosts in control, while Patrick Herrmann's second goal in as many games for Mönchengladbach proved in vain.

Last updated: 04/12/13 7.12CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

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Last updated: 08/02/2013 11:19 CET

03/02/2013

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-3DortmundDortmund

Reinartz 58, 62

Reus 3, Błaszczykowski 9 (P), Lewandowski 63

Venue: Leverkusen

03/02/2013

NürnbergNürnberg2-1MönchengladbachMönchengladbach

Simons 4 (P), Pekhart 30

Herrmann 58

Venue: Nürnberg

02/02/2013

HamburgHamburg0-2Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt

Lakić 22, 36

Venue: Hamburg

02/02/2013

HoffenheimHoffenheim2-1FreiburgFreiburg

Volland 10, 26

Kruse 4

Venue: Sinsheim

02/02/2013

DüsseldorfDüsseldorf3-1StuttgartStuttgart

Kruse 10, 37, Fink 76

Gentner 60

Venue: Dusseldorf

02/02/2013

WolfsburgWolfsburg1-1AugsburgAugsburg

Naldo 23

Morávek 25

Venue: Wolfsburg

02/02/2013

SchalkeSchalke1-2FürthFürth

Bastos 47

Klaus 52, Djurdić 90+2

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

02/02/2013

MainzMainz0-3BayernBayern

T. Müller 41, Mandžukić 50, 57

Venue: Mainz

01/02/2013

BremenBremen2-0HannoverHannover

Petersen 85, 88

Venue: Bremen

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