We went there: Alcacer sends Dortmund back on top

After a tense – but goalless – 90 minutes, Paco Alcácer’s rocket of a free kick pushed Dortmund over Wolfsburg. Alcacer’s second goal moments later, along with Bayern Munich’s 1-1 draw in Freiburg, put Dortmund back on top of the league.

With Marco Reus out of the line-up because of the birth of his child, Dortmund occasionally struggled up top, unable to find the final piece until the very end. Wolfsburg nearly stole the show with two second-half chances that nearly worked in their favor. Wolfsburg coach Bruno Labbadia said afterwards that it was an “extremely bitter defeat.”

Photos courtesy of our man in Germany, @Kai_Dambach

VfL Wolfsburg

Casteels, De Asevedo Furtado, Weghorst, Klaus (Steffen, 67′), Gerhardt, Mehmedi (Ginczek, 81′), Roussillon, Guilavogui (C), Brooks, Arnold, Knoche

Unused subs:  Pervan, Verhaegh, Brekalo, Uduokhai, Rexhbecaj

Coach: Bruno Labbadia

Borussia Dortmund

Bürki, Zagadou, Diallo (Hakimi, 49′, Bruun Larsen, 74′), Delaney, Sancho, Alcacer, Götze (Dahoud, 84′), Guerreiro, Akanji (C), Wolf, Witsel

Unused subs: Hitz, Schmelzer, Weigl, Toprak

Coach: Lucien Favre

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