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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Manuel Akanji (55')
  • Erling Haaland (61')
  • Mats Hummels (78')

Dortmund canter home in Ruhr derby to pile on Schalke misery

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Borussia Dortmund cantered to a 3-0 win over Schalke 04 in the Ruhr valley derby on Saturday to pile on the misery for their neighbours who have now gone 21 Bundesliga games without a win.

Schalke, one off the bottom of the table, managed to keep Dortmund at bay for 55 minutes until Manuel Akanji broke their resistance.

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Erling Haaland, with his fifth league goal of the season, then added a second and Mats Hummels completed the scoring.

The win was a relief for Dortmund after their 3-1 defeat to Lazio in the Champions League on Tuesday and lifted them to third in the table with 12 points, behind Bayern Munich in second on goal difference.

Schalke, without a league win since beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on Jan. 17 and without a goal in their last three derbies, have one point.

Only 300 fans watched the game at Dortmund's 80,000 capacity stadium after local authorities lowered the limit due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Raphael Guerreiro went close and Mahmoud Dahoud struck the bar from 30 metres as Dortmund dominated the first half.

Dortmund finally broke through from a corner when Guerreiro's shot was saved by Frederik Roennow and Akanji, who has recovered from a COVID-19 infection, was quickest to the rebound.

A superb combination between Haaland and Jadon Sancho led to the second six minutes later. The Norwegian played the ball to Sancho who raced forward and sent a perfect through ball to Haaland who lofted it over Roennow.

Hummels completed the win with a powerful header from Guerreiro's corner in the 78th minute.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 8 +16 19
2 Borussia Dortmund 8 +13 18
3 Bayer Leverkusen 8 +7 18
4 RB Leipzig 8 +11 17
5 FC Union Berlin 8 +10 15
6 VfL Wolfsburg 8 +4 14
7 Borussia Monchengladbach 8 0 12
8 VfB Stuttgart 8 +4 11
9 Werder Bremen 8 0 11
10 FC Augsburg 8 -1 11
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 8 -2 11
12 TSG Hoffenheim 8 -1 8
13 Hertha Berlin 8 -3 7
14 SC Freiburg 8 -10 6
15 Mainz 8 -11 4
16 Arminia Bielefeld 8 -12 4
17 FC Cologne 8 -6 3
18 Schalke 04 8 -19 3