Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Mönchengladbach (Bundesliga)


A late brace from Igor de Camargo took some of the gloss off a comfortable 3-2 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach this afternoon, which temporarily increased Dortmund’s lead at the top to seven points after Schalke dropped points in Düsseldorf.

Marco Reus opened the scoring after eight minutes when he pounced on a poor header from Jens Hegeler to slide Dortmund in front, before Ivan Perisic doubled the lead with his fifth goal of the season following good work from Julian Schieber. Dortmund came in at the break looking good for the 2-0 lead, and were only denied extending it just 22 seconds after the interval by a tight offside decision.

Moritz Leitner took advantage of BMG ‘keeper Marc ter Stegen’s hesitation at a corner and beat him to Neven Subotic’s flick-on to score his first-ever goal for Dortmund with his first touch of the game, having come on as a substitute a minute earlier.

De Camargo was a half-time introduction for the visitors, but it took him until the final six minutes to make an impact, and he took his chances well. Firstly pouncing on his own rebound after a fine save from Weidenfeller, before a run that took him past Subotic and allowed him to slot home a second to set-up a nervous final three minutes.

                       Reus 8     de Camargo 83, 87
                   Perisic 31
                   Leitner 75
                                               Att: 80,720
  Bundesliga, Signal Iduna Park. Dry 8°C. Referee: J. Drees


 1. R.Weidenfeller (c)    6.9  |  1. Marc-André ter Stegen 5.8
 2. Andreas Beck          7.0  | 24. Tony Jantschke        6.7²
 4. Neven Subotic         8.2  | 16. Havard Nordtveit      6.9
15. Felipe Santana        7.5  | 15. Alvaro Domínguez      7.0
 3. Marcel Schmelzer      6.8  | 17. Oscar Wendt           6.7
 6. Sven Bender           7.0³ |  7. Patrick Herrmann      6.7
28. Kostas Katsouranis    7.0¹ | 34. Granit Xhaka          7.0
11. Marco Reus            7.6  |  6. Jens Hegeler          7.4
24. Ivan Perisic      [Y] 7.6² | 18. Juan Arango           7.5
 7. Viktor Fischer        7.0  | 11. Alexander Soderlund   6.9¹
23. Julian Schieber       7.6  | 19. Mike Hanke            7.8
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20. Mitchell Langerak      .   | 13. Benjamin Kirsten       . 
 8. Ilkay Gündogan        6.8¹ |  2. Matthias Zimmermann   7.0²
17. Marc Hornschuh         .   |  4. Roel Brouwers          .
18. Moritz Leitner        7.3³ |  5. Ragnar Klavan          .
19. Kevin Großkreutz       .   |  8. Derk Boerrigter        .
22. Julian Koch            .   | 10. Igor de Camargo   [*] 8.7¹
26. Dennis Praet          6.9² | 14. José Rivas             .

Match report by @realtimeFM:

[00] It’s the first game here at Signal Iduna Park for three weeks, and the first of three home games in the next seven days. Win, lose, or draw, Dortmund know they’ll stay top but in hosting the 5th-placed side, it’s a great opportunity to pull away from the pack.

[00] Four changes for Dortmund from the last time out: Santana and Schmelzer in for Hummels and Taiwo in the back four, Katsouranis starts ahead of Gündogan in midfield, and Ivan Perisic returns to the starting eleven ahead of Kevin Großkreutz.

[00] The visitors get us underway!

[01] Dortmund win the first cornerof the match after just 50 seconds. Domínguez intercepts a ball to Reus and tries to head it back to Marc ter Stegen but puts it well wide of his own goal.

[02] Arango heads away Reus’s delivery toards the near post.

[04] Arango gets on the end of a long-ball forwards but he’s closed down by the BVB centre-backs and Andreas Beck is on hand to clear away.

[05] Corner Dortmund, Fischer’s coss deflected over. Reus puts the ball into the box twice, but Arango and Hegeler get them away.

[08] 1-0 DORTMUND! Sven Bender and Andreas Beck combine to whip the ball into the box. Jens Hegeler’s header only flicks it on towards the far post where Marco Reus pounces and slots home from six yards out.

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Marco Reus 8′)

[11] Oscar Wendt is getting treatment from the BMG physios. The left-back hit the deck hard after a challenge from Andreas Beck.

[17] BVB working the ball into the box well, Beck getting forward to support Marco Reus down the right.

[18] Marco Reus has six options to pick out with a cross, but Nordtveit gets a vital touch to send it behind. BVB pouring forwards. Corner.

[21] Julian Schieber and Tony Jantschke collide in midair and the BMG man came off worse there. Both visiting full-backs carrying knocks now.

[23] Ivan Perisic goes down under a challenge from Jens Hegeler and incurs the wrath of the referee, who cautions him for diving. Game becoming a little bit feisty, some strong challenges creeping in.

[24] Perisic finds Santana with a free-kick delivered from wide on the left but the BVB centre-back heads straight at Ter Stegen.

[26] Patrick Herrmann fizzes a ball right across the face of goal from the right but Mike Hanke can’t get on the end of it at the far post. Let off for Dortmund there, who might be commiting too many men forward.

[30] On the half-hour mark, Sliskovic has put Mainz 1-0 up at home to Nürnberg.

[31] 2-0 DORTMUND! Sven Bender intercepts a sloppy BMG throw and finds Julian Schieber. His through-ball bisects the centre-backs and Ivan Perisic hits it first time past the ‘keeper from 18 yards out.

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Ivan Perisic 31′)

[35] No one is on the end of Reus’s ball right across the six-yard box. Schieber did well to pick him out on the overlap.

[38] With everyone expecting a ball floated into the box, Perisic has a cheky shot from a free-kick which Ter Stegen gets behind and gathers before Reus pounces on the rebound.

[42] BVB break forwards, Julian Schieber pulls his marker wide allowing Kostas Katsouranis to have a crack from 25 yards out. Ter Stegen pushes it away.

[43] Düsseldorf ‘keeper Robert Almer has put through his own goal to give Schalke a 1-0 lead.

[44] Two minutes will be added on. Dortmund finishing the half on the attack.


HALF TIME: Borussia Dortmund 2-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Bundesliga)

[HT] Scores from the other afternoon kick-offs: Düsseldorf 0-1 Schalke, Fürth 0-0 Bochum, Hannover 0-0 Freibur, Mainz 1-0 Nürnberg. Wolfsburg host Bayern Munich tonight.

[HT] A change for both sides at the break. Ilkay Gündogan comes on for Kostas Katsouranis (7.0) for Dortmund. Igor de Camargo replaces Alexander Soderlund (6.9) up front for the visitors.

[46] Marco Reus slams the ball home from close range just 22 seconds after the break, but the flag’s up to deny him his seventh goal of the season. Close call, but correct.

[48] Ter Stegen saves well from Schieber, Xhaka robs Fischer of the loose ball and clears away. BMG can counter here if they get the ball forwards quickly.

[48] They win a corner, Santana with a great sliding challenge on De Camargo.

[50] The tannoy announces a full-house sell-out crowd of 80,720.

[53] De Camargo gets on the end of a free-kick but his header is way off-target.

[54] Dennis Praet comes on for Ivan Perisic (7.6) for Dortmund.

[56] Gündogan clears the ball away from off the Dortmund goal line, Arango got a touch in the box that bamboozled Weidenfeller.

[58] Praet forces Ter Stegen into a fingertip save with a drive from 15 yards.

[60] A quickfire double in Mainz has seen them extend their lead over Nürnberg to 3-0. Perchtold made it two a moment ago, before a penalty for Ivanschitz. Mainz will go 6th with the current results.

[62] De Camargo chips Weidenfeller from the edge of the box, seeing his effort come back off the underside of the crossbar, but he’s offside.

[65] Praet and Schieber working well to create opportunities on the edge of the area, but BMG getting an extra man behind the ball.

[69] Gelashvili has put Bochum 1-0 up at Fürth.

[69] Domínguez misses an interception and Schieber is clear through on goal, his heavy touch forces him wide and Reus can’t get on the end of his square ball. BMG counter quickly but De Camargo snatches at a shot and sends it high and wide from 20 yards out.

[70] Marc Ter Stegen is at full-stretch to tip Schieber’s drive wide. It’s end to end stuff here. Praet nodded down a ball from Schmelzer. There’s definitely another goal in this match. Corner to Dortmund.

[70] Oh! That was so nearly it. Dennis Praet’s corner is flicked onto the bar at the near post by Felipe Santana.

[74] Moritz Leitner replaces Sven Bender (7.0) for Dortmund.

[75] Another corner for Dortmund. Arango conceded a free-kick for a debatable foul on Reus. Praet’s ball towards the six-yard box headed behind.

[75] 3-0 DORTMUND! It’s a scrappy one but Moritz Leitner wheels away in celebration. Praet’s corner is flicked on by Subotic, and Leitner bravely throws himself into the mix ahead of Ter Stegen and gets Dortmund’s third with his first touch. That’s his first goal for the club.

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 1-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Moritz Leitner 75′)

[77] Drama in Düsseldorf. Papadopoulos has been sent-off for Schalke for a professional foul, with Rafael crashing home an equaliser from the free-kick.

[77] Corner for Mönchengladbach, but it comes to nothing. Subotic and Santana winning everything in the air at the back for Dortmund.

[79] Dennis Praet curls a 25-yard free-kick around the wall but Ter Stegen palms it away.

[84] GOAL MÖNCHENGLADBACH! Juan Arango chips the ball over Santana for Igor de Camargo to run on to. Weidenfeller saves his first shot with his feet but is powerless to stop the Belgian drilling home the rebound.

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Igor de Camargo 84′)

[85] That’s only the second goal that Dortmund have conceded at home in the league this season. The other was on 5th October when Kim Ojo equalised for Hannover before BVB ran out 5-1 winners.

[87] The ball drops to Gündogan on the edge of the box but he hammers it over the bar.

[87] GOAL MÖNCHENGLADBACH! Igor de Camargo sets up a grandstand finish at Signal Iduna Park by slotting underneath Weidenfeller from a tight angle. Mike Hanke nodded an Xhaka pass forwards into the path of De Camargo, who takes it round Subotic and beats Weidenfeller at his near post.

GOAL! Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Igor de Camargo 87′)

[88] BMG have made their second change, Matthias Zimmermann has come on for Tony Jantschke (6.7) as they seek a dramatic equaliser.

[90] Three minutes will be added on.

[92] Dortmund happy to hold on to the ball, they’re soaking up the time well. Hanke had a half-chance but saw the flag go up as he started to chase Zimmermann’s long ball forwards.


FULL-TIME: Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Borussia Mönchengladbach (Bundesliga)


A good game here that exploded into life in the final fifteen minutes. Igor De Camargo’s brace flattered Mönchengladbach who had created very little until he struck twice in the final ten minutes. Dortmund will temporarily be seven points clear after ten-men Schalke were held to a 1-1 draw in Düsseldorf.