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Bundesliga Wrap: Dortmund move top, Hertha held

18 August 2013 20:10

Borussia Dortmund moved top of the Bundesliga on Sunday with a 2-1 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig at Signal Iduna Park.

New signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his top-flight debut for Dortmund, with last season's runners-up frustrated for much of the game as they struggled to break down the visitors' defence.

However, Jurgen Klopp's men eventually edged ahead thanks to second-half goals from two substitutes.

Jonas Hofmann, who came on for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was the first to strike after 75 minutes before Jakub Blaszczykowski's replacement, Marco Reus, added another from the penalty spot.

Kevin Kratz grabbed a late goal for the visitors from a corner but this proved to be no more than a consolation.

The result leaves Dortmund top of the pile, while Braunschweig are still waiting for their first win back since their return to the Bundesliga.

Sunday's other game saw a four-goal thriller at the Grundig-Stadion, as Nuremberg and Hertha Berlin drew 2-2.

After their 6-1 win against Eintracht Frankfurt a week ago, Hertha found themselves a goal down at half-time thanks to a Josip Drmic effort in the 40th minute.

However, it looked as though the newly promoted side may pick up consecutive wins when Sami Allagui and Ronny put them 2-1 ahead.

It was not to be though, as Hiroshi Kiyotake struck a minute from time to claim a second consecutive draw for his side.

Nuremberg now sit in 11th place after two games, while Jos Luhukay's side are sixth.

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Competition
Bundesliga
Date
18 August 2013
Game week
2
Kick-off
17:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 1
Venue
Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund)
Attendance
80200

Goals

J. Hofmann 75'
(assist by M. Hummels) 
1 - 0
M. Reus (PG) 86'  
2 - 0
2 - 1
89' K. Kratz
 (assist by M. Boland)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11 86'
7 75'
34
4
5
20
37
# Player Bookings
10
24
9
1
5
6
20

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Bundesliga table

# Team MP D P
1 30 +62 78
2 30 +35 61
3 30 +18 58
4 30 +13 51
5 30 +8 50
6 30 +17 49
7 30 -1 47
8 30 -4 42
9 30 +3 40
10 30 -4 37
11 31 -14 35
12 31 -16 35
13 30 -24 33
14 30 -17 32
15 30 -13 28
16 30 -16 27
17 30 -23 26
18 30 -24 25

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