• Germany's news in English
 
app_header_v3

1-1 draw for Dortmund and Düsseldorf

The Local · 28 Nov 2012, 07:06

Published: 28 Nov 2012 07:06 GMT+01:00

Bayern host second-placed Dortmund on Saturday in the clash of the Bundesliga titans and with Munich playing on Wednesday night at Freiburg, Dortmund missed both the chance to shorten the gap and earn their fifth-straight victory.

Both Schalke 04 and Eintracht Frankfurt, in the pack chasing Bayern, suffered shock defeats and Bayern can go 11 points clear with a victory at Freiburg.

Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp left out midfield stars Mario Götze and Ilkay Gundogan, plus defender Mats Hummels, who were all carrying knocks.

The move back-fired as Stefan Reisinger equalised on 78 minutes from a superb cross by Australia's Robbie Kruse after Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski – Kuba for short – had put the defending champions Borussia ahead on 43 minutes.

"We did not have many goal chances and we failed to convert the few we had," said Klopp. "At half-time, I told them any success Düsseldorf had was because we allowed them to counter-attack us.

"Düsseldorf should be happy with the point, they hit us very well on the counter."

Düsseldorf were reduced to 10 men when ex-Dortmund midfielder Ivan Paurevic was shown an 87th-minute red card after earning a second booking when he brought down Borussia defender Lukasz Piszczek.

After the final whistle, Fortuna's jubilant players were banned from giving interviews to German Sky Sports.

"We aren't giving Sky any interviews today, they have belittled us in the past," explained Düsseldorf's director of sport Wolf Werner, while angrily pulling captain Andreas Lambertz away from the cameras.

Schalke suffered a 3-1 defeat at Hamburg as midfielder Maximilian Beister slammed home the hosts' opener – which was recorded at 117km per hour – on 52 minutes, then helped set up Latvia striker Artjoms Rudnevs three minutes.

Hamburg defender Dennis Aogo had earlier kept his side in the game when he cleared a shot off the line while Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar netted a 79th-minute penalty at the second attempt.

Hamburg midfielder Milan Badelj netted a 92nd-minute penalty to consign Schalke to their third defeat in their last five Bundesliga games as they remain third.

"This phase of the season, where we have so many games, is a factor, but that is no excuse," said Schalke 04 Huub Stevens, whose side have qualified for the knock-out phase of the Champions League.

Story continues below…

Frankfurt stay fourth despite their 3-1 defeat at Mainz having been out-played and Bayer Leverkusen can jump to second from fifth if they win at Werder Bremen on Wednesday.

Hanover 96 moved up into sixth, amongst the European places, with a 2-0 win at home to second-from-bottom Greuther Fürth with goals by Senegal striker Mame Diouf and Swiss defender Mario Eggimann.

In Wednesday's other games, Borussia M'gladbach are home to VfL Wolfsburg, Augsburg are at VfB Stuttgart while Nuremberg host Hoffenheim.

AFP/jcw

The Local (news@thelocal.de)

Your comments about this article

Today's headlines
Man gets life in jail for murder of two young children
Silvio Schulz. Photo: DPA

A former security guard was handed a life sentence Tuesday for murdering two children, one of them a four-year-old Bosnian boy snatched from a crowded migrant registration centre last year.

Munich shooting
German Turks mourn Munich shooting victims
Flowers for the victims. Photo: DPA

Seven of the nine victims were Muslim.

Doctor killed in Berlin hospital shooting: police
Police at the scene in southern Berlin. Photo: DPA

A doctor has died after being shot at a Berlin hospital by an elderly man, Berlin police said on Twitter on Tuesday.

The Local List
Enter if you dare: Berlin's best abandoned haunts

These hidden spots are steeped in shadows of their past and just begging to be explored...

Berlin refugee teen prepares to swim at the Olympics
Photo: DPA

Eighteen-year-old refugee Yusra Mardini has pulled a boat of 20 refugees from the middle of the Aegean to the Greek shore. Now she's preparing to swim at the Olympics.

Opinion
There still hasn’t been an Isis attack on Germany
The attack site in Ansbach. Photo: DPA

The last week has been brutal and shocking, but we need to stay calm and keep the events we have witnessed in perspective, argues Jörg Luyken.

How plainclothes cops caused panic at Munich shooting
Photo: DPA

Plainclothes officers can help in fight against gun attacks. But Munich showed that they can lead to confusion in efforts to track down the real attackers.

Immigration and integration Germany's 'biggest challenge'
Migrants queuing at a reception centre in Bavaria. Photo: DPA

Eighty-three percent of Germans see immigration as Germany's "biggest challenge" - that's twice as many as a year ago, and more than in any of the other countries surveyed.

Ansbach suicide attack
Sleepy Bavarian town left shocked by suicide attack
Ansbach. Photo: DPA

Residents of Ansbach were left reeling Monday after a Syrian suicide bomber blew himself up outside a music festival, shattering the sleepy calm of this picture-postcard southern German city.

Rapturous reception at Wagner fest's opening night
Bayreuther festival 2016, Parsifal. Photo: DPA

Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, got off to a rapturous start on Monday with a brand new production of the composer's last opera, "Parsifal", enthusiastically received by the first-night audience.

Sponsored Article
Why you should attend an international job fair
DPA
Gallery
IN PICTURES: How Munich responded to shooting spree
Sponsored Article
Avoid hidden fees when sending money overseas
Lifestyle
10 rookie errors all Brits make when they arrive in Germany
National
Bavaria train attack: Were police right to shoot to kill?
Sponsored Article
Why Swiss hospitality graduates are in demand
National
How to get German citizenship (or just stay forever)
Sponsored Article
Five things Americans should know about voting abroad
Technology
Brexit will turn Berlin into 'Europe’s startup capital'
Travel
Six soothing day trips to escape the bustle of Berlin
International
'Germany needs to make UK come to its senses'
Features
Six odd things Germans do in the summer
Sponsored Article
Why expats choose international health insurance
Travel
These 10 little-known German towns are a must see
Features
How two gay dads cut through German red tape to start a family
Sponsored Article
Health insurance for expats in Germany: a quick guide
National
Five things to know about guns in Germany
Sponsored Article
Avoid hidden fees when sending money overseas
Culture
10 things you need to know before attending a German wedding
National
Eight weird habits you'll pick up living in Germany
Lifestyle
Six reasons 'super-cool' Berlin isn't all it's cracked up to be
Sponsored Article
Why Swiss hospitality graduates are in demand
Society
Only one country likes getting naked on the beach more than Germany
Lifestyle
23 ridiculously fascinating things you never knew about Berlin
Sponsored Article
Why you should attend an international job fair
Culture
8 German words that perfectly sum up your 20s
Lifestyle
Can't make it past the door at Berlin's most famous club? Help is at hand
Business & Money
Why Frankfurt could steal London's crown as Europe's finance capital
Features
6 surprising things I learned about Germany while editing The Local
Culture
Five sure-fire ways to impress Germans with your manners
10,756
jobs available
Toytown Germany
Germany's English-speaking crowd