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German Bundesliga

Weserstadion (ATT 42,000) 14th October 2011 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: F Meyer

W Bremen Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund B Dortmund


B Dortmund 2

I Perisic (42, S/O 47)
P Owomoyela (71)

Dortmund overcome Bremen

Perisic scores before being sent off in 2-0 away win

Last Updated: 14/10/11 9:53pm

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Ivan Perisic: Mixed night

Ivan Perisic: Mixed night

Borussia Dortmund claimed a 2-0 victory over Werder Bremen in Bundesliga action on Friday night despite playing most of the second half with ten men.

Defending champions Dortmund have started to click into gear over the past few weeks and headed to the Weserstadion in search of a third straight victory.

But it was always going to be a tough test against a Bremen side that started the night in second place and could have drawn level with leaders Bayern Munich by winning at home.

There was nothing to choose between the teams early on before Dortmund took the lead in the 42nd minute thanks to Ivan Perisic.

Perisic then went from hero to villain just a couple of minutes after the interval as he was sent off for a second bookable offence, leaving Bremen with plenty of time to capitalise on their numerical advantage.

The hosts could not find an equaliser, though, and it was instead Dortmund who scored next as Patrick Owomoyela struck from point-blank range.

Dortmund held firm until the final whistle to climb above Bremen and go second in the standings ahead of the rest of the weekend's games.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 16 42
2 Wolfsburg 16 31
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 16 27
4 Bayer Leverkusen 16 27
5 Schalke 16 26
6 FC Augsburg 16 24
7 Hoffenheim 16 23
8 Hannover 96 16 23
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 16 22
10 Cologne 16 19
11 Mainz 16 18
12 SC Paderborn 07 16 18
13 Hertha Berlin 16 18
14 Hamburg 16 16
15 Stuttgart 16 16
16 Borussia Dortmund 16 15
17 SC Freiburg 16 14
18 Werder Bremen 16 14