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German Bundesliga

Coface Arena (ATT 34,000) 30th November 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: D Aytekin

Mainz Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund B Dortmund

Mainz 1

M Choupo-Moting (pen 74)
E Soto (S/O 78)

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B Dortmund 3

P Aubameyang (70)
R Lewandowski (pen 78, pen 90+4)

Dortmund spot on

Last Updated: 30/11/13 4:48pm

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Sven Bender and Niki Zimling tussle for the ball

Sven Bender and Niki Zimling tussle for the ball

Robert Lewandowski moved to the top of the Bundesliga scoring charts with two penalties securing Borussia Dortmund a 3-1 win at Mainz.

Pierre Aubameyang put the visitors in front in the 70th minute, but Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting soon levelled for the hosts, who had been unlucky to fall behind.

Their fortune then took another turn for the worse when Elkin Soto kept Lewandowski's goalbound shot out with his hand, earning a red card before the Pole converted.

Lewandowski then scored again from the spot to clinch the victory with his 10th goal of the campaign.

Mainz headed into the game having recently picked up form and moved to the fringes of the top six, and they appeared keen on inflicting a third straight defeat on Dortmund.

Zdenek Pospech and Johannes Geis both tested Roman Weidenfeller, who dealt with the shots with varying degrees of conviction before looking more comfortable to keep out Shinji Okazaki's acrobatic effort.

Lewandowski wasted a rare chance for Dortmund, whose coach Jurgen Klopp soon made an adjustment to his side by introducing Nuri Sahin for Sven Bender.

Even after altering their tactics, the visitors still spent much of the time chasing the ball as Klopp's former club gave them the runaround at the Coface Arena.

Klopp made two more changes at the interval with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Sebastian Kehl brought on for Marco Reus and Jakub Blaszczykowski, yet Mainz continued to cause the greater problems with Choupo-Moting sending a shot just beyond the far post.

Dortmund then took the lead against the run of play when Aubameyang sent an unstoppable free-kick into the top-left corner from 25 yards.

The first penalty of the game went Mainz's way when Lukasz Piszczek blocked Yunus Malli inside the penalty area, and Choupo-Moting beat Weidenfeller from 12 yards.

Parity lasted only four more minutes before Lewandowski rounded Loris Karius, but Soto reached out with his hand to turn the Pole's shot behind.

He was shown a red card and Lewandowski was given another chance to score, and he took it.

Lewandowski then sealed the triumph after being brought down by Karius inside the area, scoring his second penalty of the afternoon with the last kick of the game.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 31 76
2 Wolfsburg 31 62
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 60
4 Bayer Leverkusen 31 58
5 Schalke 31 45
6 FC Augsburg 31 43
7 Werder Bremen 31 42
8 Hoffenheim 31 41
9 Borussia Dortmund 31 40
10 Mainz 31 37
11 Cologne 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 36
13 Hertha Berlin 31 34
14 Hamburg 31 31
15 SC Paderborn 07 31 31
16 SC Freiburg 31 30
17 Hannover 96 31 30
18 Stuttgart 31 27