Bundesliga Dortmund defeats Pederborn, creates history by hitting a hat-trick

Ruben Hill
June 3, 2020

Bayern now lead the league by 10 points with second placed Borussia Dortmund visiting bottom club Paderborn late Sunday.

Also head coach Hansi Flick claimed his 22nd win in his first 25 games, bettering the start made by Pep Guardiola when he took charge in 2013.

"If something interesting comes up at some point that I enjoy, I'll think about it", he said.

Only Bayern's players and staff were there to cheer the kind of dominant win which would normally put Bayern fans in a party mood.

The goal-hungry hitman made it 4-0 five minutes after the break with another predatory finish, steering the ball in at the near post with a superb back-heel from Serge Gnabry's low cross.

Alphonso Davies completed the rout two minutes later after weaving his way past three defenders and firing a low shot past Kastenmaier, who pulled off several fine saves in the final 30 minutes to deny Bayern an even bigger victory.

Earlier, Leonardo Bittencourt increased the pressure on David Wagner's Schalke and breathed life into Werder Bremen's Bundesliga survival battle.

Midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt scored a first-half victor.

"We have taken seven points from the last three games, but if you look at the table, we are still behind".

Bundesliga Dortmund defeats Pederborn, creates history by hitting a hat-trick
Bundesliga Dortmund defeats Pederborn, creates history by hitting a hat-trick

Bremen have spent more seasons in the Bundesliga than any other club, but now sit second from bottom.

Hertha beat Augsburg 2-0 to make it 10 points from four games since the Bundesliga resumed in empty stadiums this month.

Schalke and US national team midfielder Weston McKennie played wearing an armband referencing the death of George Floyd.

"To be able to use my platform to bring attention to a problem that has been going on too long feels good!", tweeted 21-year-old McKennie.

"We have to stand up for what we believe in and I believe that it is time that we are heard!"

Elsewhere, Javairo Dilrosun's cute finish midway through the first half set Socceroo Mathew Leckie's Hertha Berlin on their way to a 2-0 win over Augsburg, who remain in relegation danger. Five minutes to the end of regular time, Daichi Kamada restored Frankfurt's lead before Lucas Torró was sent off in the stoppage time after receiving a second yellow card.

In a match held at Opel Arena, Hoffenheim registered a 1-0 victory over hosts Mainz thanks to Ihlas Bebou's first-half strike.

Robert Lewandowski ended his scoring drought against Fortuna Dusseldorf with a double on Saturday as Bayern Munich continued their march towards an eighth successive Bundesliga title with a 5-0 win.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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