Dortmund widen Bundesliga lead with win over Mönchengladbach

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Dortmund (Germany), Dec 22 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund increased their lead in the Bundesliga with a 2-1 victory over second-place Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Halfway through the 34-match season, Dortmund will head into the winter break with 42 points, nine more than Mönchengladbach, who will fall to third if Bayern Munich win on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt, reports Efe.

The hosts started positively and created three chances inside the first 20 minutes here on Friday.

Dortmund lost Paco Alcacer to injury in the 31st minute but went on to opening the scoring with three minutes left in the half on a goal by Jadon Sancho, who blew past four Mönchengladbach defenders before letting loose from inside the area.

Mönchengladbach, with only one shot up to that point, managed to equalize in first-half stoppage time, as Christoph Kramer converted his own rebound.

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The eventual match-winner for Dortmund came in the 54th minute, when Marco Reus scored off a cross from Mario Götze.

Reus had a chance to make it 3-1 a minute later on a free kick, but his strike hit the post.

–IANS

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