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Reus goal gives Dortmund win over Leverkusen

Published on: 06 August 2022

Marco Reus has now scored 154 goals in 358 games for Borussia Dortmund

Marco Reus' first-half goal was enough as Borussia Dortmund started their Bundesliga campaign with a slender win over Bayer Leverkusen.

The goal came after 10 minutes with Reus rushing in to scramble home on the goalline after Karim Adeyemi's effort was saved by Lukas Hradecky's legs.

In added-on time Hradecky was sent off for handling outside his area after a lengthy VAR review.

The win follows Bayern Munich's 6-1 opening-game victory on Friday night.

The game was Dortmund's first since Erling Haaland joined Premier League champions Manchester City and they are currently without his replacement - former West Ham and Ajax striker Sebastien Haller - who is having chemotherapy for a testicular tumour.

Adeyemi was also replaced after 23 minutes with an injury but Dortmund, who finished second behind Bayern Munich last year, saw out the game to start the season positively.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsB Dortmund

Formation 4-3-3

1Kobel24Meunier15Hummels4Schlotterbeck13Guerreiro8Dahoud11Reus22Bellingham27Adeyemi18Moukoko21Malen

    1Kobel24Meunier15Hummels4SchlotterbeckBooked at 72mins13GuerreiroSubstituted forWolfat 84'minutes8Dahoud11Reus22Bellingham27AdeyemiSubstituted forT Hazardat 23'minutesBooked at 43mins18MoukokoSubstituted forBrandtat 69'minutes21MalenSubstituted forCanat 84'minutes

Substitutes

    7Reyna10T Hazard17Wolf19Brandt23Can30Passlack32Kamara33Meyer44Coulibaly

B Leverkusen

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Hrádecky30Frimpong4Tah12Tapsoba3Hincapié8Andrich25Palacios38Bellarabi10Demirbay19Diaby14Schick

    1HrádeckyBooked at 90mins30Frimpong4TahBooked at 26mins12Tapsoba3HincapiéBooked at 56minsSubstituted forBakkerat 79'minutesBooked at 90mins8AndrichSubstituted forAránguizat 13'minutes25PalaciosBooked at 37minsSubstituted forAmiriat 79'minutes38BellarabiSubstituted forHlozekat 45'minutes10DemirbaySubstituted forAzmounat 66'minutes19Diaby14Schick

Substitutes

    5Bakker6Kossounou7Sampaio Filho9Azmoun11Amiri17Pohjanpalo20Aránguiz23Hlozek40Lunev

Referee:Dr. Felix BrychAttendance:81,365Match StatsHome TeamB DortmundAway TeamB LeverkusenPossessionHome45%Away55%ShotsHome15Away8Shots on TargetHome4Away3CornersHome3Away3FoulsHome11Away13Live TextPost update

Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

90'+6'Full Time

Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

90'+5'Booking

Mitchel Bakker (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90'+5'Post update

Foul by Mitchel Bakker (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

90'+5'Post update

Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'+5'Post update

Attempt missed. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

90'+2'Dismissal

Lukás Hrádecky (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the red card.

90'+2'Post update

VAR Decision: Card upgraded Lukás Hrádecky (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

90'Post update

Hand ball by Lukás Hrádecky (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

90'Post update

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Jude Bellingham tries a through ball, but Marius Wolf is caught offside.

88'Post update

Attempt saved. Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

87'Post update

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Jonathan Tah.

85'Post update

Attempt missed. Marius Wolf (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

84'Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Emre Can replaces Donyell Malen.

84'Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Marius Wolf replaces Raphaël Guerreiro.

83'Post update

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Mats Hummels tries a through ball, but Julian Brandt is caught offside.

82'Post update

Charles Aránguiz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82'Post update

Foul by Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund).

81'Post update

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Charles Aránguiz.

80'Post update

Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Nadiem Amiri tries a through ball, but Sardar Azmoun is caught offside.

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Source: bbc.com

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