Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dortmund back at Bundesliga top after beating Mainz

Borussia Dortmund returned to the top of the Bundesliga on Sunday after a hard-earned 2-0 win at title-rivals Mainz with the winning goals coming from teenager Mario Götze and striker Lucas Barrios.

Dark-horses Mainz had a penalty saved but were ultimately outgunned by Jürgen Klopp's young team in a tense, sell-out affair at Mainz's Bruchwegstadion.

"We implemented our tactics well against strong opponents and it was a good win for us," beamed Klopp. "However, we should have taken the lead earlier and the penalty save was a key moment in the game. After that, we had luck on our side."

With only a quarter of the season gone, Klopp said thoughts of Dortmund winning a seventh Bundesliga title have not even entered his head.

The win gives Dortmund a one-point lead over Mainz, who drop to second after ten league matches.

With the guests enjoying a few chances in the build up, Dortmund opened the scoring on 26 minutes when 18-year-old Götze pounced on Mainz defender Niko Bungert's mistake and fired home.

Mainz battled to force the equaliser and were awarded a penalty by referee Michael Weiner on 47 minutes when Serbia defender Neven Subotic fouled Hungarian Adam Szalai in the penalty area.

To read more: http://www.thelocal.de/sport/20101101-30875.html

Source photo: http://www.thelocal.de/sport/20101101-30875.html

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