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Signal Iduna Park (ATT 80,645) 15th March 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: D Aytekin

B Dortmund Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach M'gladbach

B Dortmund 1

M Jojic (78)

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M'gladbach 2

Raffael (32)
M Kruse (42)
H Nordtveit (S/O 70)

Double delight for Monchengladbach

Last Updated: 15/03/14 4:45pm

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Marcel Schmelzer closes down Raffael

Marcel Schmelzer closes down Raffael

Borussia Monchengladbach picked up their first win of 2014 as they completed a league double over Borussia Dortmund with a 2-1 win at the Westfalenstadion.

The visitors weathered a storm before Raffael put them in front and Max Kruse added a second for Lucien Favre's men before the interval.

Havard Nordtveit was sent off midway through the second half and Milos Jojic reduced the arrears with 13 minutes to go, but Dortmund were unable to find an equaliser as they lost to Gladbach for the second time this season.

Jonas Hofmann had the first shot of the game, but Gladbach missed a better opportunity in the 12th minute when Patrick Herrmann touched the ball forwards with his shoulder before flashing a shot wide of the far post.

Dortmund were otherwise in control of the game and Mats Hummels powered his way through in the 21st minute, winning a couple of rebounds before shooting straight at Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

From the resulting corner, Nuri Sahin's volleyed shot was deflected behind for another corner as Dortmund started to build up a head of steam.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rattled the crossbar with another effort before seeing a close-range header saved, albeit with the offside flag already raised.

But just like in the reverse fixture, when Gladbach withstood fierce pressure but still managed to win 2-0, they took the lead in the 31st minute when Herrmann's cross was touched in from close range by Raffael, who appeared to be trying to control the ball as he instead diverted it just inside Roman Weidenfeller's post.

Ten minutes later, Kruse received the ball inside the area, turned inside and then back out to his left, wrong-footing both Weidenfeller and Lukasz Piszczek before slotting the ball in.

For the second time this season, Dortmund found themselves two goals down to the Foals despite dominating the game.

Nordtveit did them a favour when he picked up a second yellow card in the 69th minute, and Dortmund turned up the heat even further.

They pulled one back when Jojic's volley from the edge of the area took a deflection on its way in and they thought they had found an equaliser when substitute Marvin Duksch scored, but the goal was ruled out for a foul by Robert Lewandowski on Ter Stegen.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 79
2 Wolfsburg 34 69
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 FC Augsburg 34 49
6 Schalke 34 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 46
8 Hoffenheim 34 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 43
11 Mainz 34 40
12 Cologne 34 40
13 Hannover 96 34 37
14 Stuttgart 34 36
15 Hertha Berlin 34 35
16 Hamburg 34 35
17 SC Freiburg 34 34
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 31