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Dreisamstadion (ATT 24,000) 27th October 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: M Fritz

Freiburg SC Freiburg vs Borussia Dortmund B Dortmund

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N Subotic (54)
M Gotze (83)

Dortmund back to winning ways

Last Updated: 27/10/12 6:55pm

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Marco Reus: In action for Dortmund

Marco Reus: In action for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund got back to winning ways in the Bundesliga a week after their derby defeat to Schalke by beating Freiburg 2-0 in the snow at the Dreisamstadion.

Although the home team dominated the first half, Neven Subotic headed Dortmund in front 10 minutes after the interval.

Mario Gotze then added a second late on as Dortmund built on their midweek Champions League win over Real Madrid by moving back up to fourth in the domestic standings.

Winter arrived in the Bundesliga as the snow fell in the Black Forest, and the slippery conditions seemed to favour the hosts.

Jurgen Klopp's Dortmund are used to playing a slick passing game, but staying on their feet is a fundamental condition which could not be guaranteed in the snow.

Freiburg's arguably more robust approach was therefore more effective and they had the best chances of the first half, spreading panic inside the Dortmund half after 15 minutes when Subotic cleared for a corner.

Daniel Caligiuri's header from the set-piece was diverted on to the post by Dortmund's midweek hero Marcel Schmelzer.

The visitors struggled to get control of the situation inside their own penalty area and every attack looked like it would end in a goal for Freiburg.

Fallou Diagne sent their next big chance over the crossbar in the 32nd minute before the snow came to Dortmund's rescue, stopping a square pass from Julian Schuster which would have presented an open goal for a team-mate.

Dortmund's first real effort of the game resulted in the opening goal in the 54th minute.

Marco Reus' free-kick found Subotic, who guided a header into the far corner using the curl on the ball to beat Oliver Baumann.

Roman Weidenfeller denied Freiburg an immediate equaliser with a brave save before a second Dortmund goal ended home hopes.

Robert Lewandowski set up Gotze, who slid the ball into the far corner of the net to earn Dortmund all three points.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 17 45
2 Wolfsburg 17 34
3 Bayer Leverkusen 17 28
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 17 27
5 Schalke 17 27
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 17 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 17 23
10 SC Paderborn 07 17 19
11 Cologne 17 19
12 Mainz 17 18
13 Hertha Berlin 17 18
14 Hamburg 17 17
15 Stuttgart 17 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Borussia Dortmund 17 15
18 SC Freiburg 17 15