Borussia Dortmund scored first-half targets via Emre Can and Mats Hummels earlier than a sensational effort by Jude Bellingham wrapped up a 3-1 victory at Arminia Bielefeld on Saturday.
Enjoying with out striker Erling Haaland, who’s sidelined for a number of weeks with a hip harm, Dortmund have been by no means troubled as they secured a seventh league win from 9 matches.
They continue to be in second place with 21 factors, one adrift of Bayern Munich who thumped Hoffenheim 4-0.
After Dortmund’s 4-0 midweek demolition by Ajax Amsterdam, the Ruhr valley membership have been determined to make amends though they have been lacking half a dozen gamers on prime of Haaland.
Dortmund have conceded extra Bundesliga targets this season than lowly Bielefeld who’ve but to win a sport. That they had a pair of early probabilities via Donyell Malen, however Bielefeld got here even nearer when Janni Serra pounced on a mistake by defender Marin Pongracic however didn’t beat ‘keeper Gregor Kobel.
Dortmund opened the scoring with Can’s Thirty first-minute penalty earlier than they doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time with defender Hummels’ beautiful 20-metre volley.
Central defender Hummels turned the one lively participant within the Bundesliga to attain at the very least one aim within the final 14 seasons.
Bellingham made positive of the three factors within the 73rd minute, dribbling previous three gamers after which delightfully chipping ‘keeper Stefan Ortega for a outstanding aim by the 18-year-old. A late penalty by Fabian Klos lower the deficit for the hosts however they continue to be second-bottom on 5 factors.
Bayern thrash Hoffenheim to stay prime
Bayern Munich prime scorer Robert Lewandowski struck once more because the German champions demolished Hoffenheim 4-0 on Saturday to stay prime of the Bundesliga, some extent forward of Borussia Dortmund.
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann was caught in quarantine after testing Positive for COVID-19 earlier this week however he arrange what he known as an ‘evaluation centre’ in his residence kitchen, after which handed on directions to his assistants.
The set-up paid dividends as Bayern nonetheless managed one other flurry of targets. No different crew in Bundesliga historical past has managed to attain 33 targets after 9 video games.
Serge Gnabry opened their account within the sixteenth minute after an earlier aim by the Germany worldwide was disallowed following a VAR assessment.
The Bavarians, who scored 5 instances towards Bayer Leverkusen final week and one other 4 targets to beat Benfica within the Champions League on Wednesday, struck once more on the half-hour mark, with Lewandowski spectacularly thundering in a shot from 20 metres to take his league season tally to 10 targets.
The Pole, who had missed a few straightforward probabilities earlier within the sport, has now scored 26 targets in 34 league matches within the calendar yr of 2021, simply six shy of the all-time Bundesliga document set by Gerd Mueller in 1972.
Late targets from substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Kingsley Coman sealed Bayern’s win and moved them as much as 22 factors, one forward of Dortmund, for Topmoeller’s second win this week as Nagelsmann’s alternative.
Midfielder Joshua Kimmich triggered some raised eyebrows after the sport confirming he had not but been vaccinated and was not planning to within the close to future.
Elsewhere, RB Leipzig took among the strain off Jesse Marsch with a 4-1 win over promoted Greuther Furth, but it surely was not so simple as the rating may point out.
Furth had the lead at half-time because of Branimir Hrgota’s penalty, given for Leipzig’s Nordi Mukiele leaping onto an opponent in an aerial duel. Yussuf Poulsen scored for Leipzig instantly after the break, earlier than targets from Emil Forsberg, Dominik Szoboszlai and Hugo Novoa.
Freiburg stayed in a shock third place after conserving their document because the league’s solely unbeaten crew in a 2-0 win over Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg, who began the season brightly below new coach Mark van Bommel, are actually on an eight-game winless run in all competitions.
Hertha Berlin have been additionally 1-0 winners towards Borussia Monchengladbach.
Serie A – Ibrahimovic on course in Milan win
Late targets from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ismael Bennacer spared AC Milan main embarrassment as they scraped a 4-2 win in Serie A at Bologna, who performed for greater than half an hour with 9 males.
Regardless of the numerical benefit, it appeared as if Milan was going to be held to a draw earlier than Bennacer scored six minutes from time and Ibrahimovic made positive of the win proper on the dying.
The match had appeared all however over at half-time with Milan 2-0 up and Bologna all the way down to 10 males after defender Adama Soumaoro was despatched off within the twentieth minute. However Bologna have been stage seven minutes into the second half following an personal aim from Ibrahimovic and a tremendous strike from Musa Barrow.
Nevertheless, Bologna obtained one other straight pink card as Roberto Soriano was despatched off within the 58th minute.
Stefano Colantuono had a nightmare begin as Salernitana coach together with his facet shedding 4-2 at residence to Empoli.
Colantuono changed Fabrizio Castori final week after only one win in eight matches, however his new crew have been 3-0 down inside quarter-hour after targets from Andrea Pinamonti, Patrick Cutrone and an own-goal from Stefan Strandberg.
Strandberg’s match bought even worse on the stroke of half-time because the Norwegian fouled Pinamonti, who transformed the ensuing penalty with a cheeky chip.
The house facet managed to enhance after the break and bought two targets again early on via Luca Ranieri and an own-goal from Empoli defender Ardian Ismajli.
Salernitana remained backside, three factors from security. Venezia are solely two factors off the relegation zone after shedding 3-1 at Sassuolo, who moved three factors above their opponents.
La Liga – Valencia late rally earns level
Valencia scored twice in stoppage time to earn a 2-2 draw towards Mallorca, who additionally completed with 9 males, of their La Liga conflict on the Mestalla.
Angel Rodriguez had put the guests in entrance with an personal aim from Mouctar Diakhaby, given following a prolonged VAR assessment, doubling the lead simply earlier than half-time.
Former Valencia midfielder Lee Kang-in was despatched off for a second warning within the fifty fifth minute and Los Che dramatically levelled in stoppage time via Goncalo Guedes’ deflected strike and Jose Luis Gaya’s acrobatic end.
As tempers boiled over following the ultimate whistle, Mallorca had each Antonio Sanchez and Rodrigo Battaglia proven pink playing cards.
Joselu scored twice as Alaves put an finish to their poor type and secured a powerful 2-0 win away at fellow relegation battlers Cadiz.
Dario Benedetto struck a late equaliser as Elche fought again to attract 2-2 towards Espanyol in Alicante.
Saturday’s late match noticed Athletic Bilbao beat Villarreal 2-1, with Iker Muniain’s 77th-minute penalty proving decisive, to maneuver as much as seventh.
Ligue 1 – Lille draw with Brest
Lille’s see-saw Ligue 1 season continued when the French champions might do no higher than a 1-1 residence draw towards Brest.
Jocelyn Gourvennec’s facet couldn’t maintain their benefit after Jonathan David’s opener was cancelled out by Romain Faivre earlier than the break in one other lacklustre efficiency at Stade Pierre Mauroy.
The end result left them in ninth place on 15 factors from 11 video games, 12 behind leaders PSG who journey to Marseille on Sunday. Brest are third from backside with six factors, having but to win a sport this season.
Elsewhere, Nantes beat Clermont 2-1 to climb as much as fifth on 17 factors, leaving the promoted facet in 14th place, 4 factors behind.