20 May 2017
Game week
2 - 1
4 - 3
Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund)


0 - 1
7' Z. Junuzović (G) (assist by: U. Garcia)
M. Reus (G) 32' (assist by: S. Kagawa)
1 - 1
P. Aubameyang (G) 42' (assist by: O. Dembélé)
2 - 1
2 - 2
46' F. Bartels (G) (assist by: M. Kruse)
2 - 3
68' M. Kruse (G) (assist by: Z. Junuzović)
M. Reus (PG) 75'
3 - 3
P. Aubameyang (PG) 89'
4 - 3


Minute   Description
That's all from us this afternoon. Thanks for joining us for this fixture, and the season, as the Bundesliga comes to a close in typical fashion with Dortmund triumphing by four goals to three.
What a fantastic end to this match! Dortmund win and secure third place, not to mention Aubameyang is crowned top goalscorer in the league.
90'+3 Dembele comes off for Bender.
90'+2 Veljkovic gets a yellow for a rash foul on Aubameyang.
90'+1 A counter-attack from Dortmund almost ends in a match-killing goal, but Wiedwald comes out to collect as Reus tries to clip a cross to the back post.
89' GOAL! Aubameyang sends Dortmund into the group stages of the Champions League and possibly secures himself top scorer in the league as he tucks past Weidwald.
88' Bargfrede gets a yellow for his foul in the box.
PENALTY! Bargfrede makes a foul in the box and hands Dortmund the opportunity to take the lead late on in this fixture.
87' Kagawa gets a yellow card.
A free-kick from Moisander, which was attempted to get into the Dortmund box, was cut horrifically short and the home side launch a counter-attack.
86' Eggestein comes on for Sane who seems to be carrying a knock.
84' Wiedwald is there yet again for Bremen. A combined effort from Sane and the goalkeeper stop Reus from stabbing home from close range.
82' CLOSE! Aubameyang's pace takes him away from the Bremen defence and he tries to find Reus at the back post, but it's just in front of the German and he slides into the post as he stretches for it.
80' Bremen seem fearless! The visitors are chucking men forward on the attack as they feel they can get another in this fixture. The away side have been fabulous to watch this afternoon.
78' SAVE! Once again it's Wiedwald to the rescue as Kagawa shoots from the edge of the box and the goalkeeper gets down to his right to tap the shot around the post.
77' SAVE! Guerrerio causes problems on the left side again and the ball eventually breaks to Pulisic on the right, but as the American tried to fire in Wiedwald pushed the effort away.
75' GOAL! Reus scores and brings Dortmund level. Wiedwald guesses the right way but he lifts the ball over the goalkeeper. The hosts are back into third.
74' PENALTY! Another twist in this match as Reus goes down following a challenge from Gnabry and the referee points to the spot.
72' Bargfrede comes on for Grillitsch.
As things stand in the league Bremen find themselves in seventh position, which should Dortmund win the DFB Pokal would be a Europa League position, and Dortmund sit in fourth.
Substitution Nuri Şahin Gonzalo Castro Randon
70' SAVE! Wiedwald to the rescue as a cross was clipped to the back post and Pulisic heads it goal bound and the goalkeeper tips it over the crossbar.
68' Junuzovic gets the assist following a fantastic through ball to Kruse.
GOAL! Bremen take the lead! Fantastic scenes in Dortmund. Kruse chips over Burki but despite the Swiss keeper getting a touch the ball nestles into the far corner.
65' Almost a chance! The ball breaks to Kagawa on the edge box and the Japanese international tries to curl the ball into bottom corner but it goes wide.
63' This match has been rather scrappy recently! The referee has had to dip into his cards twice in quick succession as Dortmund look to try and get a firmer hold on this match.
62' Sahin collects a yellow for a foul on Grillitsch.
61' Dembele gets a yellow.
60' Great footwork from Reus in the box almost finds Dembele but Moisander comes out and applies pressure on the winger and Bartra eventually fires the ball into the Yellow Wall behind the goal.
58' Bartels gets a yellow for a foul on Reus.
It appears as if the midfield of Bremen are dropping deep to reduce space in front of the defence so Dortmund are unable to play around the edge of the box.
56' Bremen have started this half much brighter! Dortmund aren't getting the chances they were able to craft in the first 45 as the visitors look much tighter at the back.
53' CHANCE! Another opportunity for Bremen as Gnabry carries the ball and finds Kruse in the box, but a heavy touch from the striker allowed Bartra to slide in and make the tackle.
51' STAT: Dortmund have not lost at home in the Bundesliga in over two years.
49' Bremen are maintaining their reputation as the Bundesliga's most exciting side with more goal pouring from their matches. Hoffenheim are currently level with Augsburg, so Dortmund remain in third place, but they'll be chasing another.
46' Fantastic work from Kruse to bring a long ball down and carry the ball to the byline before cutting inside and putting the chance on a plate for Bartels.
GOAL! Bremen are level. What a fantastic start to the second half. Bartels is left with an easy tap in at the back post following fantastic work from Kruse.
Dortmund get the second half underway.
An attacking sub for Bremen as Gnabry comes on for Gebre Selassie.
Pulisic comes on for Dortmund.
45'+1 HALF TIME! Bremen took the lead, but Dortmund's class has shown. Bremen haven't done a lot wrong, but the hosts have displayed their class in front of the home support.
45' Looks as if Dortmund are going to be heading into the break with a lead. The hosts have been the better side thus far and certainly deserve their two goals this afternoon.
42' Dembele gets his 12th assist of the a season with a fantastic chip over the Bremen defence to set Aubameyang free in the box.
GOAL! What a way to get your 30th Bundesliga goal of the season. Aubameyang spins with the ball over his head to volley first time past Wiedwald. Fantastic, fantastic goal.
40' Good play from Bremen on the counter-attack again. Gebre Selassie gets up the right flank and attempts to cut back to a green shirt in the middle, however his effort was too close to Burki and he gathered well.
38' CLOSE! Fantasitc play from Dembele and Kagawa, but just as the Japanese international shoots Wiedwald comes out and spreads himself to get a hand on the effort and push the shot wide.
36' Free-kick in a dangerous position for Dortmund! Junuzovic brings Reus to the floor, but the forward's shot from the set-piece was over the crossbar.
34' Dortmund's approach in this match is going to be interesting to see now. Bremen were finding some room on the counter as they pushed men forward, now they may become more cautious when on level terms.
32' Fantastic vision from Kagawa to slide a ball through the middle of the Bremen defence and give Reus the opportunity to score.
GOAL! Reus gets Dortmund back on level terms after Garcia becomes lazy and plays the German onside as he tucks past Wiedwald.
30' Bremen have done well to take a bit of sting out of this Dortmund attack. The hosts are trying to mount constant pressure on the visitors but are unable to do so currently.
28' CLOSE! A corner from Demeble was whipped into the middle and Ginter done well to rise over Veljkovic and connect with it, but his header goes just wide of Bremen's goal.
26' Bremen find their way into the Dortmund penalty area yet again. Grillitsch does well on the right side and manages to cut the ball back to Bartels, but the striker fired his effort over Burki's crossbar.
24' Dortmund are being reduced to long shots by Bremen currently. Dembele finds some room on the edge of the box but fires his effort high over the crossbar.
22' A penalty cry from the home support! Aubameyang goes to ground as a cross is delivered into the box and falls to the floor following pressure from Moisander, but the referee waves play on.
20' Confidence is clearly flowing through Guerreiro this afternoon as the winger unleashed a strike from range but Wiedwald push his long-ranged drive over the crossbar.
18' Bremen have to be careful when Dortmund attack on the left side. The hosts have look particularly dangerous when attacking Gebre Selassie and Veljkovic this afternoon.
15' CROSSBAR! Guerreiro plays a fantastic ball over to Reus who is able to drive into the box, but the German international decided to shoot from an acute angle but was only able to find the woodwork.
13' STAT: Bremen haven't won in Dortmund since 2007 where Miroslav Klose and Diego scored for the visitors.
11' Sokratis gets a yellow card against his former club.
Once again Dortmund have joy down the left side as Guerreiro puts in yet another fantastic delivery. However, unfortunately for the hosts there was no yellow shirt getting on the end of it.
9' CHANCE! It should be 1-1 as Aubameyang rises highest in the Bremen box but his free header is directed wide of Wiedwald's goal.
7' Garcia gets the assist after his effort is blocked.
GOAL! Bremen lead in Dortmund and it's Junuzovic. The captain stabs home a loose ball in the Dortmund box after Durm made a fantastic tackle on Garcia. Everybody in the stadium thought Burki made a save, but technology ruled the ball crossed the line.
Dortmund are getting a lot of joy on the wings in the early exchanges, but the crosses into the middle are being cleared well by the towering defenders in the middle for Bremen.
5' CHANCE! Another opportunity for Aubameyang as the ball breaks to the striker on the back post but Wiedwald rushed off his line to narrow down the angle and make a save.
3' Almost an early opportunity for Aubameyang! A cross into the box from Guerrerio finds the striker in the area, but he comes under pressure from Moisander and the Swedish defender was able to hack the ball clear.
1' Bremen get us underway!
Just a couple of minutes until kick-off! The players are in the tunnel, the fans are in their seats and the atmosphere is building.
Both managers have opted for a few changes to their respective starting XIs from their previous fixture. Sahin and Durm return to the side for BVB, meanwhile Nouri has dropped Gnabry to the bench for Grillitsch and brought in Garcia and Moisander at the back.
Subs: Kainz, Pizarro, Gnabry, Drobny, Eggestein, Bargfrede.
Werder Bremen (3-5-2): Wiedwald; Moisander, Sane, Veljkovic; Garcia, Delaney, Junuzovic, Grillitsch, Gebre Selassie; Bartles, Kruse.
Subs: Weidenfeller, Bartra, Bender, Mor, Rode, Pulisic, Castro.
Borussia Dortmund (4-1-4-1): Burki; Schmelzer, Ginter, Sokratis, Durm; Sahin; Guerreiro, Reus, Kagawa, Dembele; Aubameyang.
Meanwhile, Werder Bremen could put up a fight if their last two fixtures are anything to go by. With 15 goals in their last two matches, the away team have been value for money in the Bundesliga recently.
Dortmund find themselves fighting for automatic qualification for Champions League, therefore Thomas Tuchel will be expecting a strong performance for his side with Hoffenheim currently settling for fourth due to goal difference.
Hello and welcome to the live text commentary between Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen. We’ll be guiding you through all the action as it happens at Signal Iduna Park.


T. Delaney
O. Dembélé
N. Şahin
M. Kruse
M. Reus
M. Veljkovic
Raphaël Guerreiro
Z. Junuzović
P. Aubameyang
N. Moisander
U. Garcia
F. Bartels
T. Gebre Selassie
S. Kagawa
S. Papastathopoulos
L. Sané
F. Grillitsch
M. Ginter
E. Durm
R. Bürki
F. Wiedwald

Additional info

G. Perl
T. Stein
Fourth official
F. Badstübner

Match Stats

Borussia Dortmund Werder Bremen
56 Attacks (Dangerous) 30
9 Corners 3
17 Fouls 15
17 Free Kicks 21
6 Goal Kicks 12
4 Offsides 1
1 Shots (blocked) 0
7 Shots (off target) 4
5 Shots (on target) 3
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
11 Throw Ins 18

Regular Season

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