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Leipzig lose 2-0 to BVB

Champions League qualification almost secured despite defeat | Poor first half, improved in the second | Haaland double | Sabitzer off injured

The day's top fixture goes to BVB! The Bulls fall to a 2-0 home defeat against Borussia Dortmund, which sees them secure second place for the season. Leverkusen's 2-0 defeat away at Hertha means that Leipzig are virtually qualified for next season's Champions League due to their vastly superior goal difference. There would need to be a goal difference swing of 27 for Leipzig to drop out of the top four.

The Bulls started well enough and threatened through Patrik Schick (8'). But BVB grew into the game quickly and started to dominate possession of the football. Dortmund were on top and made their pressure tell. Erling Haaland opened the scoring after a smart assist from Gio Reyna (30').

Leipzig were much improved after the break and pinned Dortmund back in their own half for large swathes of the second period. But chances were few and far between, even though the Bulls through themselves forward. Erling Haaland grabbed his and Dortmund's second at the death - Leipzig lose 2-0.

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Last home game for Timo Werner and Ethan Ampadu: we said our goodbyes before they head to West London.

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8': Schick latches on to a brilliant pass from Emil Forsberg. But the Czech striker's shot in high and flies over the crossbar.
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11': Dortmund are in the asendancy and on the hunt for the opening goal. Thorgan Hazard, Gio Reyna and Erling Haaland are looking particularly dangerous.
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15': Dortmund continue to pile pressure on Leipzig. Gulácsi twice denies Haaland with some fabulous goalkeeping.
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30': Goal for Dortmund. A great team goal for the guests is converted by Haaland. 1-0 to Dortmund.
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39': Nagelsmann is forced into a change. Sabitzer goes off with a knock and is replaced by Dani Olmo.

40': Emil Forsberg with a brilliant pass to Timo Werner, but the striker couldn't finish past BVB 'keeper Roman Bürki. We're 1-0 down at the break, but Dortmund could have had more.

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47': 20-year-old Matheu Morey is free in front of goal, but his effort is off target. Let-off for Leipzig.
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52': Huge save. Gulácsi's quick reflexes save the Bulls once again.
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60': Leipzig are looking better now, as Angelino pops up in space on the right. But the Spaniard's cross doesn't find a Leipzig player in the box.
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70': Mukiele puts a ball into the Dortmund box where Schick, Olmo and Werner are waiting. But Dortmund manage to scramble it clear.
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80': We're pushing hard for the equaliser. But our crosses are too inaccurate and our deadball delivery is wayward.
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91': We're giving it our all, Schick rises to ride it home, but his effort is over the bar.
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93': BVB score. Haaland converts on the break. 2-0 to Dortmund at full time.

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