Borussia Dortmund beaten 3-2 at home by Hoffenheim


Maximilian Beier slots in the goal for TSG Hoffenheim

Maximilian Beier slots in the goal for TSG Hoffenheim

Borussia Dortmund suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Hoffenheim after a second-half double from Maximilian Beier on Sunday left the hosts' hold on fourth place in the Bundesliga in jeopardy.

Dortmund remain on 41 points, one clear of RB Leipzig in fifth, and six adrift of third-placed VfB Stuttgart, who played out a 1-1 home draw with Cologne on Saturday.

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Hoffenheim opened the scoring after two minutes when Ihlas Bebou stole the ball from the Dortmund defence to run into the box and slot home from a tight angle.

Dortmund grabbed the equaliser in the 21st through Donyell Malen's close-range volley from a corner flicked on by Marco Reus and Nico Schlotterbeck's towering header off a free kick made it 2-1 to the hosts four minutes later.

Hoffenheim's win over Borussia Dortmund leaves them in seventh place in the Bundesliga.

Beier equalised in the 61st minute with a deflected shot from the edge of the box and the 21-year-old scored his second three minutes later with a tap-in to restore the visitors' lead.

Dortmund captain Emre Can came close to a stoppage-time leveller but his close-range header went wide as his side fell to their first defeat in 2024.

Hoffenheim are seventh on 30 points after 23 games.