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Bundesliga wrap: Front-runners notch wins

SoccerNews in Bundesliga 2 Apr 2011


Borussia Dortmund maintained their seven point lead at the top of the Bundesliga after a come-from-behind 4-1 win against Hannover.

Juergen Klopp’s side had taken just one point from their last two games, but their victory on Saturday ensures they their buffer remains intact with seven games remaining.

Hannover, currently fourth and fighting hard for a maiden Champions League berth, looked set to extend Dortmund’s winless run to three games when Mohammed Abdellaoue put them ahead just before the hour mark at the Signal-Iduna-Park.

But the goal sparked Dortmund into action, and it took just two minutes for Mario Gotze to draw them level.

Five minutes later Lucas Barrios gave them the lead, and the Paraguayan striker doubled his tally on 73 minutes to all but seal the match.

Kevin Grosskreutz got in on the act seven minutes from time to cement the victory and keep Dortmund seven points clear of Leverkusen following the challengers 1-0 win at Kaiserslautern.

Sidney Sam struck the winner for Leverkusen in the 74th minute at the Fritz-Walter-Stadion to maintain their pursuit of Dortmund, but time appears to be running out for Jupp Heynckes’ side.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Bayern Munich overtook Hannover in third position after they beat Borussia Moenchengladbach 1-0 at the Allianz Arena.

Arjen Robben delivered a 73rd minute goal to defeat the Bundesliga’s bottom side.

Sami Allagui’s second-half goal gave Mainz a 1-1 draw against Freiburg, while Werder Bremen also came from a goal down in their 1-1 draw with Stuttgart.


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