Jadon Sancho fired Borussia Dortmund 9 aspects obvious on the tip of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a gradual winner in a 2-1 derby triumph at Schalke, while a Robert Lewandowski double against Nuremberg helped champions Bayern Munich up to 2d.
England winger Sancho, who suffered a bereavement in mid-week, slotted the winner quarter-hour from time in Gelsenkirchen to seal Dortmund’s first away derby take for 5 years and withhold an unbeaten beginning that now stretches to 14 games.
Thomas Delaney’s seventh-minute header for Dortmund was cancelled out by a Daniel Caligiuri penalty correct after the hour place sooner than Sancho struck following a pretty one-two with Raphael Guerreiro.
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“The 2d purpose by Sancho was labored out incredibly well — we reside things admire that in coaching,” said Dortmund captain Marco Reus.
“We if truth be told deserved it, because of we dominated the sport for ninety minutes.
“We went off the boil in the 2d half, but showed the precise mentality in the discontinue.”
Bayern moved two places up into 2d above Borussia Moenchengladbach after an spectacular three-0 dwelling take against Nuremberg, with Lewandowski scoring twice in the opening half-an-hour sooner than Franck Ribery sealed the aspects eleven minutes into the 2d half.
Bayern will drop abet to third if Borussia Moenchengladbach beat Stuttgart at dwelling on Sunday.
“We didn’t let the leisure catch through (our defence) over the ninety minutes and hit the woodwork twice,” said coach Nico Kovac, whose space was beneath possibility correct two weeks in the past.
“I’m gay now we comprise one plot or the opposite saved our opponent goalless,” added Kovac, after his facet’s first orderly sheet in the league since gradual September.
Fourth-placed RB Leipzig misplaced ground in the title bolt after crashing to a shock three-0 defeat at Freiburg, a notoriously onerous space to catch an away result.
Germany striker Nils Petersen gave the hosts an early lead sooner than Luca Waldschmidt transformed a penalty correct sooner than the spoil. Captain Mike Frantz headed in their third to capture Freiburg to Twelfth.
Hoffenheim got here from in the abet of to seal a 2-2 plot at Wolfsburg consequently of Andrej Kramaric’s gradual equaliser, while Bayer Leverkusen sealed a 1-0 take over Augsburg after Lucas Alario’s purpose.
Werder Bremen are seventh following Friday’s three-1 dwelling take over bottom facet Fortuna Dusseldorf, with 18-yr-historic USA midfielder Josh Sargent capping his debut with the hosts’ third purpose when he got here on for the final quarter-hour.