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Dortmund's Karim Adeyemi in a duel with Union professional Andras Schaefer


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Borussia Dortmund has taken an important step in the fight for the Champions League places.

RB Leipzig still has Dortmund breathing down their necks with a win in Bochum.

Darmstadt 98 experienced a collective blackout against Augsburg in the first half.

Mainz also missed out on gaining breathing room in the relegation battle.

Frankfurt benefited from a slapstick goal in Heidenheim.

At Borussia Dortmund, the ups and downs in the Bundesliga continue on matchday 24.

After the home defeat against Hoffenheim the previous week, BVB made amends with a 2-0 (1-0) away win at Union Berlin.

However, Dortmund were once again unable to convince in terms of play.

Karim Adeyemi paved the way to success with a remarkable goal in the 41st minute.

Up until then, the guests had already failed several times against the strong Union keeper Frederik Rönnow, who was then powerless against the striker's long-range shot.

Nevertheless, Union was the better team for large parts of the first half, but the Berliners were too rare.

A strong quarter of an hour before the break was enough for BVB to take the lead.

After the change, Union applied pressure, but it was no longer enough to equalize.

Instead, BVB made everything clear in the final phase with Ian Maatsen's 2-0 win.

RB Leipzig stole the points from VfL Bochum, who are strong at home.

A few days before the Champions League second leg at Real Madrid, Leipzig got themselves in the right mood with their 4.1 (1:1) away win.

RB remains lurking in fifth place, one point behind Borussia Dortmund.

Maximilian Vittek had given the home team the early lead, but needed the active help of RB goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi, who let the Bochum player's free kick from 25 meters slip over his arms.

Leipzig was not very shocked and initially scored an offside goal through Xavi Simons.

Then Dani Olmo did better and scored a remarkable equalizer.

The game finally turned around in the second half.

First, substitute Loïs Openda shot the guests into the lead; goalkeeper Andreas Luthe, who was replacing the suspended Manuel Riemann, didn't look entirely innocent.

Just minutes later the game was over after an own goal from Ivan Ordets.

As if that wasn't enough, Yussuf Poulsen increased the score again a minute later to make it 4-1 - three goals within four minutes.

The red card for Moritz Kwarteng completed the needed day for Bochum.

Mainz 05 missed a break in the relegation battle.

Against Borussia Mönchengladbach, Mainz were superior for long stretches, but it was only enough to make it 1-1.

05 attacker Jonathan Burkardt gave the hosts an early lead and it was an expression of clear dominance.

The Gladbachers couldn't put anything together offensively in the first half, Mainz were the masters of the house.

All the more surprising was the equalizer shortly after the break.

With the first promising attack, Nathan Ngoumou made it 1-1 with a header in the 55th minute following an assist from Florian Neuhaus.

After that, Borussia was suddenly the better team.

But it wasn't enough for them to win either.

Dominik Kohr from Mainz received a yellow-red card in the final phase and will miss Munich next week.

Staying in the league is becoming increasingly difficult for SV Darmstadt 98.

The newcomer was embarrassed in the 0:6 (0:5) against FC Augsburg and is still at the bottom of the table with just 13 points.

The FCA climbed to tenth place thanks to the sweeping victory.

The SVD had no chance from the start and was behind after just 60 seconds after a major mistake.

Defender Jannik Müller played a pass to Augsburg's Philipp Tietz, completely unchallenged.

The ex-Darmstadt native got the ball in the penalty area and easily took the lead.

Things didn't get any better for Darmstadt after that.

After further errors in defense, the ball found its way to Augsburg's Ruben Vargas, who sent Fredrik Jensen on his way.

The Finn stayed cool and increased the score to 2-0 (12th).

Darmstadt also delivered further slapstick performances in defense afterwards.

Klaus Gjasula played a back pass that was far too short towards keeper Marcel Schuhen.

Ermedin Demirović intervened and made it 3-0 (20th).

Even after that, Darmstadt played completely unsettled.

After another bad pass in midfield, Augsburg quickly switched gears and Vargas made it 4-0 (24th).

Darmstadt's coach Torsten Lieberknecht changed twice after that, but things didn't get any better.

In the 29th minute, Demirović made it 5-0.

In the second half, FCA took it easy.

Only in the final phase did Tietz score his sixth goal (84th).

A long ball had undermined the entire defense.

Augsburg achieved its highest Bundesliga victory to date.

Previously, they managed a 6-0 win against VfB Stuttgart in 2019.

Eintracht Frankfurt secured its place in the top group of the Bundesliga with a 2-1 (1-0) win at 1. FC Heidenheim.

Thanks to the success, Frankfurt remains in sixth place, while Heidenheim slips to eleventh place.

Eintracht benefited from a curious own goal by Heidenheim's Benedikt Gimber.

Eintracht Frankfurt initially did not live up to their role as favorites and played error-prone.

Niels Nkounkou had the best chance for Eintracht, whose crooked cross flew dangerously towards the goal, but was defused by keeper Kevin Müller (20th).

Around 20 minutes later, Müller looked unhappy.

Heidenheim defender Benedikt Gimber played a back pass to Müller.

The ball bounced just in front of the keeper, Müller missed and Eintracht took the lead with their own goal (39th).

The active but too harmless Heidenheimers were unable to fight back before the break.

In the second half, Nkounko immediately stepped up and scored after a nice dribble to make it 2-0 (49th).

After a triple substitution, Heidenheim also found his way back into the game.

Substitute Marvin Pieringer was not properly attacked and scored the goal (59th).

After that, Frankfurt was the more active team, but missed the third goal.