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Signal Iduna Park (ATT 80,645) 20th April 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: F Meyer

B Dortmund Borussia Dortmund vs Mainz Mainz

B Dortmund 2

M Reus (1)
R Lewandowski (87)

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Mainz 0

Dortmund ease to victory over Mainz

Last Updated: 20/04/13 6:10pm

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Marco Reus is mobbed after netting the opener

Marco Reus is mobbed after netting the opener

Borussia Dortmund warmed up for their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid with a 2-0 victory over Mainz to seal their place in Europe's top competition again next season.

Marco Reus and Robert Lewandowski, who scored for the 12th game in a row, earned Jurgen Klopp's men all three points in a game they dominated, yet almost threw away in the second half.

Mainz arrived with a weakened side due to injuries and, despite a valiant attempt, were unable to return with anything tangible for their efforts.

Reus gave Dortmund a flying start with a goal after just 33 seconds.

The Germany international scored into an open goal after Christian Wetklo made a hash of Mats Hummels' long ball forwards.

Dortmund continued to attack with Reus denied by Wetklo, who showed quick reactions also to prevent Neven Subotic from scoring a second for the home side.

Lewandowski, seeking to score for the 12th game in a row, thought he had done that in the 29th minute when he put the ball past Wetklo, but the offside flag was raised and the goal did not count.

Marcel Schmelzer went close twice and Reus could have added a second as Dortmund tried to finish Mainz off as soon as possible to enable them to focus on their Champions League tie with Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Former Real forward Adam Szalai gave the Westphalians something to think about in the 73rd minute as Mainz threatened an equaliser.

But Lewandowski got the goal which keeps him on course to catch Gerd Muller's record of scoring in 16 consecutive games with a 90th-minute goal securing all three points.

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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

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