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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 33 +52 75
2 RB Leipzig 33 +29 65
3 Borussia Dortmund 33 +27 61
4 VfL Wolfsburg 33 +25 61
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 33 +14 57
6 Bayer Leverkusen 33 +16 52
7 FC Union Berlin 33 +6 47
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 33 +6 46
9 VfB Stuttgart 33 +3 45
10 SC Freiburg 33 +2 45
11 TSG Hoffenheim 33 -3 40
12 FC Augsburg 33 -15 36
13 Mainz 33 -18 36
14 Hertha Berlin 33 -10 35
15 Arminia Bielefeld 33 -28 32
16 Werder Bremen 33 -19 31
17 FC Cologne 33 -27 30
18 Schalke 04 33 -60 16