Bundesliga: Dortmund Thrash Schalke As RB Leipzig Is Held

Borussia Dortmund moved a point behind Bayern Munich in the table with a resounding 4-0 win over cross town rivals Schalke 04.

In a strangely silent atmosphere at the Signal Iduna Park, Julian Brandt provided a play-making masterclass as the second placed team made light work of David Wagner’s team.

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European Wunderkid Erling Halland opened the scoring after the half hour mark following a great cross from Thorgan Hazard. Brandt involved with a sumptuous pass to release Hazard.

The home side were tow goals up minutes later when Brandt set up Raphael Guerreiro for a smart finish heading into the break.

Hazard made it three goals shortly after half time. Julian Brandt again with the assist following a quick break and brave work from Halland.

Schalke offered nothing in attack and Raphael Guerreiro finished the scoring late on. 

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Elsewhere in the German top flight, RB Leipzig’s title challenge suffered a major blow after being held to a 1-1 draw at home by mid-table Freiburg.

Wolfsburg beat Augsburg 2-1, Hoffenheim lost 3-0 at home to Hertha Berlin while Paderborn  served up a boring goalless draw with Fortuna Dusseldorf.

On Sunday, Bayern Munich who have won the league in seven consecutive will be away to Union Berlin while Mainz entertain FC Koln.

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