Dortmund beats Gladbach 2-1 in duel of Bundesliga’s top 2
Substitute Mario Goetze led Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach to stretch his side’s Bundesliga lead to nine points over the second-placed visiting side on Friday.
Goetze, who came on for the injured Paco Alcacer in the first half, set up Jadon Sancho’s deadlock-breaking goal in the 42nd minute, then made Marco Reus’ winner in the 54th after Christoph Kramer equalized in first-half injury time.
Dortmund, which slipped to its first defeat of the season at Fortuna Duesseldorf on Tuesday, was already guaranteed to top the standings at the Bundesliga’s winter break.
Defending champion Bayern Munich can move second, six points behind Dortmund, with a win at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.