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Dortmund routs Leverkusen in Bundesliga, Bayern lead grows


              Dortmund's  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , center, celebrates a goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund a...

              Dortmund's scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, center, celebrates with a somersault while Marc Bartra, left,  and Ousmane Dembele . right...

              Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele, second right, scores against Leverkusen goalie  Bernd Leno, right, during the German Bundesliga soccer matc...

              Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele, left, celebrates the opening goal  during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and ...

              Dortmund's Marco Reus sits injured alongside Raphael Guerreiro, left,  curing the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortm...

Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , center, celebrates a goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund a...

Dortmund's scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, center, celebrates with a somersault while Marc Bartra, left, and Ousmane Dembele . right...

Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele, second right, scores against Leverkusen goalie Bernd Leno, right, during the German Bundesliga soccer matc...

Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele, left, celebrates the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and ...

Dortmund's Marco Reus sits injured alongside Raphael Guerreiro, left, curing the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortm...

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund routed Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 in the Bundesliga while Bayern Munich stretched its lead on Saturday.

Ousmane Dembele scored one and set up another, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed two to take his tally to a league-leading 21 and overtake Robert Lewandowski's league total for Dortmund.

Dembele fired the home side into an early lead, gathering the ball from Charles Aranguiz's attempted block, taking a touch beyond another defender and dispatching past the despairing Bernd Leno inside the left post.

Aubameyang took advantage of some static Leverkusen defending to make it 2-0 from close range midway through the first half. It was his 74th Bundesliga goal for Dortmund, matching Lewandowski's tally.

Dortmund suffered a blow before the break when Marco Reus went off with an apparent thigh injury — Thomas Tuchel's side faces a 1-0 deficit to Benfica in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

Another blow followed after the interval, when Kevin Volland pulled one back for the visitors, who were fortunate Karim Bellarabi wasn't sent off for a dangerous tackle on Dembele. Bellarabi already had a yellow card.

But Dortmund, which missed chances to score on counterattacks, finally scored again through Aubameyang, set up at the far post by the busy Dembele.

Wendell pulled one back with a fine free kick to make it exciting again, before Christian Pulisic sealed it with his third of the season. Andre Schuerrle scored a late penalty and Raphael Guerreiro gave the score a flattering look as Dortmund consolidated third place.

Borussia Moenchengladbach hosted Schalke in the late game.

COLOGNE 0, BAYERN MUNICH 3

Franck Ribery wrapped up a convincing win that moved Bayern seven points clear of Leipzig, which was held to 2-2 at Augsburg on Friday.

Javi Martinez got the visitors underway after 25 minutes with his first goal of the season, swept home from Arturo Vidal's cross.

Thomas Mueller set up Juan Bernat to make it 2-0 with a deflected shot after the break, and Ribery claimed his first goal since returning from a thigh injury in the last minute, set up by Bernat.

HOFFENHEIM 5, INGOLSTADT 2

Sebastian Rudy — who is joining Bayern next season — fired Hoffenheim ahead with a fine strike in off the post inside 20 minutes. Almog Cohen equalized before the break, and an own goal from Niklas Suele on the hour-mark gave the visitors an unlikely lead.

Rudy set up Adam Szalai for an immediate response, and Andrej Kramaric put the home side in front before Szalai and Benjamin Huebner completed the scoring for Hoffenheim to consolidate fourth.

MAINZ 1, WOLFSBURG 1

Andries Jonker's tenure of Wolfsburg got off to a good start thanks to a familiar face.

Mario Gomez was lurking at the back post to score after a corner with 20 minutes played. Gomez, who played under Jonker in his five games as interim coach at Bayern, has 10 goals in six games with the Dutchman in charge.

Jhon Cordoba equalized minutes later after good work from Levin Oztunali.

Jonker was appointed on Monday after Valerien Ismael was sacked the day before. He is Wolfsburg's third coach of the season.

WERDER BREMEN 2, DARMSTADT 0

A late Max Kruse penalty and an injury time strike from the Werder Bremen forward were enough to sink bottom side Darmstadt on coach Torsten Frings' return to his former side.

Bremen climbed two points above Wolfsburg, which is just one place above the relegation zone. Darmstadt was 11 points from safety.


Updated : 2021-05-07 16:35 GMT+08:00