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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Marco Reus (27')
  • Raphaël Guerreiro (88')

Dortmund beat Union to keep Champions League hopes alive

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Dortmund picks up important win in their UCL hunt (1:05)

Borussia Dortmund scores a goal in either half to down Union Berlin 2-0 in the Bundesliga. (1:05)

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus and Raphael Guerreiro scored a goal apiece to beat visitors Union Berlin 2-0 on Wednesday and maintain their outside chances of securing a spot in next season's Champions League.

The hosts were awarded a controversial penalty after Reus went down in the box and although Erling Haaland's effort was saved, Reus stabbed home the rebound in the 27th minute.

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The Dortmund captain almost set up a second goal when he sent Giovanni Reyna through but the American's chip sailed wide.

Guerreiro did it better two minutes from the end, finishing a quick break to seal the three points for his team.

Union, whose keeper Andreas Luthe made a series of fine saves, twice hit the woodwork, including from a superbly-taken Max Kruse free kick in the 66th which diving Dortmund keeper Marwin Hitz palmed on to the post.

Dortmund moved to 52 points, four behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt, with the top four teams qualifying for next season's Champions League group stage.

VfL Wolfsburg, who face Dortmund on Saturday, tightened their hold on third place with a 3-1 win at VfB Stuttgart that lifted the Wolves to 57 points, one ahead of Eintracht and five clear of Dortmund.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 32 +52 74
2 RB Leipzig 32 +29 64
3 VfL Wolfsburg 32 +25 60
4 Borussia Dortmund 32 +25 58
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 32 +15 57
6 Bayer Leverkusen 32 +16 51
7 Borussia Monchengladbach 32 +7 46
8 FC Union Berlin 32 +6 46
9 SC Freiburg 32 +2 44
10 VfB Stuttgart 32 +2 42
11 TSG Hoffenheim 32 -3 39
12 Mainz 32 -16 36
13 Hertha Berlin 32 -10 34
14 FC Augsburg 32 -17 33
15 Werder Bremen 32 -17 31
16 Arminia Bielefeld 32 -28 31
17 FC Cologne 32 -27 29
18 Schalke 04 32 -61 13