Borussia Dortmund hammer Wolfsburg 5-1 at home

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"Dortmund's Marco Reus plays a pass against Wolfsburg during Saturday's match" (Credit to Borussia Dortmund Facebook.)
"Borussia Dortmund players celebrate a goal vs Wolfsburg during Saturday's match" (Credit to Borussia Dortmund Facebook.)
“Borussia Dortmund players celebrate a goal vs Wolfsburg during Saturday’s match” (Credit to Borussia Dortmund Facebook.)

With the German Bundesliga 2015-16 season quickly coming to a close, Borussia Dortmund still had their eyes on the league crown. Their opponent on Saturday was VFL Wolfsburg who were just knocked out of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League two weeks ago.

Sitting seven points behind league-leaders Bayern Munich, with only two matches left after this weekend, Borussia Dortmund knew they had to win their remaining matches to have a chance at the league title.

Within the first ten minutes of today’s match, they had a comfortable 2-0 lead. Shinji Kagawa‘s right-footed shot found the bottom left corner after seven minutes, while Adrian Ramos‘ right footed shot two minutes later found the bottom right corner. Henrikh Mkhitaryan was credited with the assist on the first goal, while Kagawa assisted on Ramos’ goal.

Marco Reus gave Dortmund a 3-0 lead in the 59th minute after his right footed shot found the bottom right corner. Ramos got his first assist of the match on the goal by the German international.

In the 77th minute, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made it 4-0 for Dortmund after he headed home Mkhitaryan’s cross into the bottom right corner. A minute later, he doubled his tally on the day after he again headed home Marcel Schmelzer‘s cross to the bottom left corner to make it 5-0 Dortmund.

In the 86th minute, Andre Schurrle got Wolfsburg a consolation goal after his right footed shot found the bottom right corner following a fast break. Max Kruse was credited with the assist to make it 5-1. At the final whistle, Borussia Dortmund had a convincing 5-1 victory at home which kept the pressure on Bayern Munich at the top of the table. Munich would later draw 1-1 vs Borussia Monchengladbach.Borussia

Dortmund held the advantage in possession 64% to 36%. Wolfsburg keeper Diego Benaglio made five saves, while Dortmund keeper Roman Burki made three saves.

Thomas Tuchel‘s side are now five points behind Bayern in the standings with two matches remaining for each side this season. Dortmund’s final two matches are away at Frankfurt, and at home versus Koln. Bayern has a semifinal second leg match-up at home against Atletico Madrid this Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League. Following that, they travel to Ingolstadt and they host bottom-side Hannover on the final day of the season.

These two will also meet one another in the DFB Pokal Cup final on May 21st. There chances may look slim to claim the Bundesliga crown this season, however Borussia Dortmund will look to win out this season for any chance to do so.

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