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Bruchwegstadion (ATT 34,000) 24th November 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: K Kircher

Mainz Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund B Dortmund

Mainz 1

M Caligiuri (4)

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B Dortmund 2

M Reus (11)
R Lewandowski (43)

Dortmund make progress

Last Updated: 24/11/12 5:55pm

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Dortmund took all three points at Mainz

Dortmund took all three points at Mainz

Borussia Dortmund moved up to second in the Bundesliga courtesy of a 2-1 win at Mainz.

Marco Caligiuri put the hosts in front as early as the fourth minute, but Marco Reus equalised eight minutes later.

Robert Lewandowski earned Dortmund all three points as they took full advantage of a draw between Schalke and Eintracht Frankfurt to leap above both of them into second, nine points adrift of league leaders Bayern Munich.

Mainz stunned the defending champions by taking the lead in the fourth minute with Elkin Soto sending the ball into the path of Caligiuri, who blasted a volley into the net after the ball had sat up for him.

Dortmund levelled in the 12th minute, however, with Reus picking his spot in the far corner from outside the penalty area.

The visitors gained in confidence from the swift equaliser and Reus and Mario Gotze started getting their act together to create a string of chances.

But it was Andreas Ivanschitz who almost put Mainz in front again against the run of play in the 33rd minute, but his shot was too weak to cause Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller any problems.

And he was made to pay for squandering the chance as the visitors took the lead two minutes before the interval.

Gotze sent Lewandowski clean through on goal and the Poland international wonderfully lifted the ball over the onrushing Christian Wetklo from outside the penalty area.

Mainz did not give up and their coach Thomas Tuchel made attacking changes to his side with Marcel Risse coming on.

He had the best chance to equalise in the 54th minute, but after that miss, Dortmund shut up shop to hold on to their narrow advantage.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 61
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
5 Wolfsburg 30 50
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 49
7 Mainz 30 47
8 FC Augsburg 30 42
9 Hoffenheim 30 40
10 Hertha Berlin 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 35
12 Werder Bremen 30 33
13 Hannover 96 30 32
14 SC Freiburg 30 32
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 30 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 25

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