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.

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Dortmund's Jadon Sancho, right, scores the opening goal against Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, right, scores the opening goal against Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Moenchengladbach's Oscar Wendt, left, and Dortmund's Mario Goetze challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Moenchengladbach’s Oscar Wendt, left, and Dortmund’s Mario Goetze challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Moenchengladbach's Christoph Kramer, left, scores his side's first goal against Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Moenchengladbach’s Christoph Kramer, left, scores his side’s first goal against Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Dortmund's Marco Reus, left, just scored his side's second goal against Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Dortmund’s Marco Reus, left, just scored his side’s second goal against Moenchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Dortmund's Marco Reus, right, celebrates after he scored his side's second goal after an assist by Dortmund's Mario Goetze, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Dortmund’s Marco Reus, right, celebrates after he scored his side’s second goal after an assist by Dortmund’s Mario Goetze, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Moenchengladbach's fans burn fireworks during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Moenchengladbach’s fans burn fireworks during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, Dec. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Source: The Associated Press

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