Borussia Dortmund 3-1 Hoffenheim: Kagawa great-double
Borussia Dortmund against Bayern Munich after a tight 3-1 win over TSG Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga continued action on Saturday (28/01/2012). Striker Shinji Kagawa scored twice for the host, while another goal scored by Kevin Grosskreautz.
An additional three points made Dortmund remain in second place with 40 points. They only lost on goal difference from Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga standings sementera. As for Hoffenheim, this defeat led them to the eighth position with 23 points.
Do not want much from Bayern, Dortmund appeared adamant against Hoffenheim. The result they were able to confine Hoffenheim defense and scored on the 16th minute through the action of Shinji Kagawa. Receiving feedback Sebastian Kehl, Kagawa shoot the ball into the middle of the goal can be driven without Hoffenheim goalkeeper, Tom Strake.
The hosts added advantage in the 31st minute. This time, turn the breaking goalkeeper Kevin Grosskreautz Strake. He found the net Hoffenheim by utilizing feedback from Jakub Blaszczykowski.
In the 44th minute, Grosskreautz able to score his second goal. However, a goal disallowed because the referee was in a position to assess Grosskreautz off-side when receiving the ball.
In the second half, not much changes. Dortmund continued to dominate. Late in the 55th minute, the hosts able to score their third goal through action after receiving Grosskreautz Kagawa.
Hoffenheim minimize the position in the 63rd minute after Fabian Johnson able to subdue the Roman Weidenfeller. This goal is the creation of Edson Braafheid.
Although not conceded again, Hoffenheim failed to add a goal until the long whistle sounded.
Dortmund: Roman Weidenfeller, Mats Hummels, Neven Subotic, Marcel Schmelzer, Lukasz Piszczek, Sebastian Kehl, Sven Bender, Kevin Grosskreutz (Iklay Gundogan 85), Jakub Blaszczykowski (Ivan Perisic 77), Robert Lewandowski (Lucas Barrios 77), Shinji Kagawa
Hoffenheim: Tom Starke, Janick Vestergaard, Daniel Williams, Edson Braafheid, Andreas Beck, Sebastian Rudy (Knowledge Musona 80), Sejad Salihovic, Tobias Weis, Fabian Johnson (Peniel Kokou Mlapa 77), Ryan Babel, Roberto Firmino