BV Borussia Dortmund had two-goal hero Mladen Petrić to thank as a 3-0 victory left Werder Bremen with plenty to ponder before the start of the UEFA Champions League.
The forward struck with neat finishes in the 22nd and 32rd minutes of Friday night's Bundesliga match, to add to the two he hit for Croatia in Wednesday's 6-0 defeat of Andorra in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying. In between, Diego Klimowicz was also on target after racing away for his third league goal of the season as Dortmund turned on the style at the Westfalenstadion.
Although Bremen were able to stem the scoring they finished with ten men after Danish international Leon Andreasen was sent off and visiting coach Thomas Schaaf will be well aware it was the worst possible preparation ahead of the trip to Real Madrid CF on Tuesday night. Victory would have taken Bremen level on top with early pace-setters FC Bayern München but instead they remain in seventh while Dortmund, with three straight wins, move into second spot, a point behind the leaders who welcome FC Schalke 04 on Saturday.
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