Borussia Dortmund regained the winning tone along with their Norwegian top scorer Erling Haaland, with a tough win over host Armenia Bielefeld 1-0 on Sunday in the 26th stage of the Bundesliga.
After a 1-1 draw away to Augsburg, Marco Reus’s side cut their lead from defending champions Bayern Munich to seven points, taking advantage of the Bavarian club’s 1-1 draw to Hoffenheim on Saturday.
Dortmund’s victory over a guest who suffered the absence of six players and coach Frank Kramer due to coronavirus infections, which also kept Mats Hummels and Portugal’s Rafael Guerrero out of the team, owes to Marius Wolff, who scored the only goal of the game in the 21st minute after the ball arrived from Belgian Thorgan Hazard following a free-kick.
The second half saw Haaland enter in the 63rd minute in place of Dutchman Donyell Malen, marking the Norwegian’s first return to action since an adductor injury he sustained on January 22.
Double loss to Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen fell in their stronghold to their neighbor Koln by losing 1-0.
Leverkusen had a chance to secure third place in the Champions League next season, but Swiss coach Gerardo Seoane’s side failed to overcome Koln to receive the seventh defeat of the season after failing to make up for a 67th-minute goal from substitute Kingsley Schindler.
Leverkusen’s balance froze at 45 points in third place.
Ecstatic from Thursday’s 2-1 away win over Real Betis in the Europa League final, Eintracht Frankfurt turned the tables against Bochum after a goal by Sebastian Polter (19) to achieve the tenth victory of the season thanks to two goals from Serbian Erhan Masovic (46 own goal) and Japanese Daichi Kamada (52), to raise his score to 37 points in ninth place against 32 for the guest in eleventh place.