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09 February 2020 04:32

Bayer vs Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund missed the chance to go level on points with league leaders Bayern Munich on Saturday, suffering a two-minute collapse as Bayer Leverkusen came from behind. Bayer Leverkusen came from behind to stun Borussia Dortmund in a thriller on Saturday Emre Can marked his first start for Borussia Dortmund with a long-range screamer Bender headed in the winner, Bayer's second goal in two minutes, stunning Dortmund Can made his debut in a brief substitute appearance against Werder Bremen in the DFB Pokal, with the former Liverpool man on-loan from Juventus until the end of the season. He certainly made a good impression on Dortmund fans' first proper look at the midfielder in yellow and black, but his bright start won't be what those supporters will be dwelling on after this match. Undeterred by Can's strike, Leverkusen were back level two minutes before halftime as Dortmund failed to clear a corner and Volland struck his second goal of the game. The former Liverpool man, Can, fired in in the first-half, but it wasn't enough for Dortmund Kevin Volland scored a double, terrorising Dortmund with his pace and deadly finishing Erling Haaland failed to score in a Dortmund match for the first time, and was quiet Jadon Sancho thought he scored in the second half but it was ruled-out for a foul off the ball Steve Nicol feels Dortmund's defense is "all over the shop" heading into a UCL clash with PSG.

Bayer Leverkusen scored twice in two minutes to complete a thrilling comeback as they beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on Saturday, denying their visitors a chance to go second in the Bundesliga table. Kevin Volland swept a shot past Roman Buerki and into the far corner to give Leverkusen the lead in the 20th minute, but Mats Hummels deftly headed home from a corner to put the visitors back on level terms two minutes later. Emre Can then gave Dortmund the lead with a wonder strike in the 33rd minute, picking up the ball well outside the box before unleashing a brilliant dipping shot that curled into the net past the despairing dive of Lukas Hradecky. Undeterred, Leverkusen were back level two minutes before halftime as Dortmund failed to clear a corner and Volland struck his second goal of the game. Dortmund went ahead again in the 65th minute with a superb team goal, working the ball quickly in from the right before Achraf Hakimi set up Raphael Guerreiro for a simple side-footed finish.

The visitors looked to be cruising to victory until goals from Leon Bailey and Lars Bender in the 81st and 82nd minutes put Leverkusen back in the driving seat, with Dortmund failing to recover from the one-two punch. The defeat left Dortmund third in the table on 39 points from 21 games, three points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who play second-placed RB Leipzig (41 points) on Sunday. Leverkusen remain fifth on 37. play 1:38 Nicol: Erling Haaland fell flat on his face Steve Nicol says Erling Haaland's inexperience was on display during Dortmund's 4-3 loss to Bayer Leverkusen. Earlier in the day, Paderborn's Klaus Gjasula scored a superb header to earn them a 1-1 draw away to Schalke 04 while a Robin Quaison hat-trick gave Mainz a 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin.

Schalke's Ahmed Kutucu had given them the lead in the 63rd minute but midfielder Gjasula rescued a point for bottom-of-the-table Paderborn when he scored with a powerful header from a corner with nine minutes remaining. Sweden international Quaison earned Mainz a valuable away win, scoring in the 17th and 82nd minutes before a Dedryck Boyata effort gave Hertha some hope. Quaison, however, netted his third from the spot in the 90th minute to put the game beyond doubt. A Luca Waldschmidt penalty gave Freiburg a narrow 1-0 win at home to Hoffenheim, while Wolfsburg had Marin Pongracic sent off as they drew 1-1 with Fortuna Duesseldorf and Marius Bulter scored twice as Union Berlin beat second-from-bottom Werder Bremen 2-0. Emre Can is at it again as he marked his Borussia Dortmund debut with a simply amazing goal against Bayer Leverkusen. [MORE: Bundesliga schedule] Can, 26, joined Dortmund from Juventus on transfer deadline day and on he delivered a moment of pure magic on his debut for the Bundesliga title contenders. The former Leverkusen midfielder picked up the ball 35 yards out and with nothing else on he curled home a superb shot into the top corner as the home fans could only stand and applaud the genius of the former Bayern Munich and Liverpool midfielder. Watch the goal in the video below as Can is used to scoring goals of an audacious variety. He has hardly played all season long at Juve and if this is what a rusty Can can do, imagine what a fit Can can do. Try and say that 10 times fast…