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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Thomas Meunier (73')
  • Levin Öztunali (57')

Borussia Dortmund rescue point against bottom club Mainz

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Klinsmann: I expected Dortmund to step up vs. Mainz (1:01)

Jurgen Klinsmann says Borussia Dortmund won't challenge Bayern with performances like they had against Mainz. (1:01)

Borussia Dortmund had to come from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw against struggling Mainz 05 on Saturday that kept them in fourth place, four points off the top.

Dortmund, who missed a late penalty, did everything right in the first half but somehow failed to score, with Jude Bellingham also hitting the woodwork.

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Mainz struck with their first chance after the break as Levin Oztunali picked up the ball in midfield, charged towards the Dortmund goal, beat one defender and then released an unstoppable left-footed missile from 25 metres out.

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Marco Reus botches his penalty attempt

Marco Reus misses a golden opportunity to give Dortmund the lead from the penalty spot.

Mainz then hit the post a little later before Thomas Meunier levelled in the 73rd minute with his first goal for the club.

Marco Reus then failed to put Dortmund in the driving seat, firing his penalty wide a minute later before Mainz hit the post again in the 78th in an exciting finale.

Dortmund are fourth on 29 points, with Bayern, who face Freiburg on Sunday, in top spot on 33.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 23 +35 52
2 RB Leipzig 23 +23 50
3 VfL Wolfsburg 23 +18 45
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 23 +14 42
5 Borussia Dortmund 23 +17 39
6 Bayer Leverkusen 23 +15 37
7 FC Union Berlin 23 +10 34
8 SC Freiburg 23 +2 34
9 Borussia Monchengladbach 23 +4 33
10 VfB Stuttgart 23 +8 32
11 TSG Hoffenheim 23 -3 27
12 Werder Bremen 22 -6 26
13 FC Augsburg 23 -12 26
14 FC Cologne 23 -20 21
15 Hertha Berlin 23 -16 18
16 Arminia Bielefeld 22 -23 18
17 Mainz 23 -21 17
18 Schalke 04 23 -45 9