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Reus lifts Dortmund, Bayern are held

Published: Saturday 29 March 2014, 20.23CET
Marco Reus's treble earned Borussia Dortmund a 3-2 win away to ten-man VfB Stuttgart, and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim ended FC Bayern München's 19-game Bundesliga winning streak.

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Published: Saturday 29 March 2014, 20.23CET

Reus lifts Dortmund, Bayern are held

Marco Reus's treble earned Borussia Dortmund a 3-2 win away to ten-man VfB Stuttgart, and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim ended FC Bayern München's 19-game Bundesliga winning streak.

Marco Reus's hat-trick ensured that Borussia Dortmund reclaimed second place in the Bundesliga while FC Bayern München's 19-game league winning streak came to an end against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Chinedu Obasi scored one and set up Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for the other as FC Schalke 04 prevailed 2-0 at home to Hertha BSC Berlin on Friday to steal a march on Dortmund – and they looked set to cling onto second after Jürgen Klopp's side went 2-0 down inside 20 minutes at VfB Stuttgart. Christian Gentner pounced on a defensive mistake before Martin Harnik tapped in after superb work from Ibrahima Traoré.

Reus then came to the rescue, however, finishing from Jonas Hofmann's ball after 30 minutes and converting from the spot after Georg Niedermeier was dismissed for a foul on Robert Lewandowski in the box, before clinching the points with a deflected shot seven minutes from time. With fourth-ranked Bayer 04 Leverkusen drawing 1-1 at home to rock-bottom TSV Eintracht Braunschweig, it was a result that further strengthened Dortmund's position in the chase for a UEFA Champions League berth.

Bayern had claimed the title on Tuesday with a 3-1 triumph at Hertha but were somewhat upstaged by Hoffenheim as they returned home to Munich. Anthony Modeste fired the visitors in front but Claudio Pizarro struck twice either side of a Xherdan Shaqiri effort to put Josep Guardiola's team 3-1 up. However, Sehad Salihović replied for Hoffenheim before the interval and Roberto Firmino levelled 15 minutes from the end.

Elsewhere, a Naldo strike from fully 40 metres earned VfL Wolfsburg, in fifth, a 2-1 victory at home to Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FSV Mainz 05 kept up their chase for a European spot with a 3-0 home win against FC Augsburg. SC Freiburg got the better of fellow strugglers 1. FC Nürnberg in the late game, Felix Kraus's 65th-minute effort securing a 3-2 home success.

Last updated: 29/03/14 22.28CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 29/03/2014 20:24 CET

29/03/2014

FreiburgFreiburg3-2NürnbergNürnberg

Krmaš 23, Mehmedi 53 (P), Klaus 65

Pogatetz 6, Drmic 45 (P)

Venue: Freiburg im Breisgau

29/03/2014

MainzMainz3-0AugsburgAugsburg

Bungert 23, Hitz 38 (og), Geis 83

Venue: Mainz

29/03/2014

LeverkusenLeverkusen1-1BraunschweigBraunschweig

Kiessling 53 (P)

Reichel 47

Venue: Leverkusen

29/03/2014

BayernBayern3-3HoffenheimHoffenheim

Pizarro 31, 40, Shaqiri 34

Modeste 23, Salihović 44, Barbosa de Oliveira 75

Venue: München

29/03/2014

StuttgartStuttgart2-3DortmundDortmund

Gentner 9, Harnik 19

Reus 30, 68 (P), 82

Venue: Stuttgart

29/03/2014

WolfsburgWolfsburg2-1Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt

Olić 69, Naldo 89

Aigner 11

Venue: Wolfsburg

28/03/2014

SchalkeSchalke2-0HerthaHertha

Obasi 16, Huntelaar 46

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

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