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AWD-Arena (ATT 49,000) 22nd March 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: G Perl

Hannover Hannover 96 vs Borussia Dortmund B Dortmund

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B Dortmund 3

M Hummels (43)
R Lewandowski (52)
M Reus (90+1)

Dortmund keep hopes alive

Last Updated: 22/03/14 5:38pm

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Robert Lewandowski was on target again for Dortmund

Robert Lewandowski was on target again for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund extended the Bundesliga title race by a few more days and plunged Hannover into relegation danger with a 3-0 win

There was no indication of what was to come as Hannover made a bright start to the game - their first since their long-serving American defender Steven Cherundolo announced his retirement.

Andre Hoffmann went close to breaking the deadlock with a shot which rattled the frame of the goal from Szabolcs Huszti's free-kick.

Huszti's set-pieces continued to cause Dortmund problems, with Jurgen Klopp's men struggling to find an answer until two minutes before the break.

Against the run of play, Kevin Grosskreutz's cross was flicked on by Sokratis Papastathopoulos to Hummels, who was given the easy task of turning the ball in unchallenged from close range.

Hannover's resistance was broken again just seven minutes into the second half when Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave Lewandowski the one sight of goal he needed to net his 16th goal of the season, after leaving four Hannover defenders in his trail.

Huszti kept trying to create something for the hosts, but it was clearly not their afternoon.

In spite of their efforts, they were caught out once again in stoppage time when another delightful assist from Mkhitaryan set up Reus who rounded Ron-Robert Zieler before slotting the ball into the open goal.

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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