Borussia Dortmund successfully made it 5 wins from their last 6 games in the Bundesliga with a convincing 5-1 thrashing of VfL Wolfsburg.
It was the visitors who had the first opening inside 15 minutes when the ball fell to Chris with space in the penalty area only for the defender to get a lack of power in his header to make for an easy save by Roman Weidenfeller. Moments later, Mario Götze went up the other end to open the scoring, through the legs of defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos and into the bottom corner.
Shinji Kagawa doubled the home side’s advantage on the stroke of half time. The visitors appeared to have a lifeline on the hour when Alexander Hleb pulled one back. This was the Belarusian’s first Bundesliga goal in nearly 7 years.
The final half hour saw Dortmund show their superiority against a shaky defence. First, Götze’s corner was flicked on by Lukasz Piszczek and nodded over the line by Sven Bender to make it 3-1. 5 minutes later, Kagawa sent through Robert Lewandowski with a beautiful pass with the outside of his boot. The Polish striker dinked the ball in for his 8th goal of the season. Piszczek later setup Mario Götze for a close range finish to complete the rout.
Lucas Barrios and Shinji Kagawa both missed opportunities to extend Dortmund’s lead in this match, whilst Kevin Großkreutz shaved the outside of the post in the first half.
The defending champions have cut the deficit at the top to 2 points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who travel to FC Augsburg tomorrow after an exciting performance at home to struggling Wolfsburg.