Borussia Dortmund, with the Portuguese Raphael Guerreiro in great plan, thrashed, this Saturday, Cologne by 6-1, for the German League, putting strong pressure on rival Bayern Munich, who only plays on Sunday.
After this Saturday’s game, of the 25th round of the Bundesliga, Dortmund has 53 points, one more than Bayern, who have a difficult visit to Leverkusen.
With a goal and two assists in the first half hour, Raphael Guerreiro was instrumental in the home team’s offensive festival, which will play the game of the year in Germany on April 1 against the Bavarians.
This Saturday, as a midfielder, Guerreiro opened the scoring in the 15th minute, served by Donyell Malen. The Portuguese international then set up goals for Ivorian Sébastien Haller (17) and Marco Reus (32), a player who became, with a total of 159 goals, the club’s second top scorer, 18 behind the historic Alfred Preissler.
It didn’t take long for the 4-0, pointed out by Mallen, in the 36th minute, after which Selke reduced, in the 42nd minute.
In the second half, the attacking tendency in the Westfalenstadion, once again full, did not change and yielded two more goals.
Haller (69 minutes) and Reus (70) scored twice, to the delight of over 81,000 spectators.
In the early afternoon, RB Leizig lost 1-0 at ‘modest’ Bochum, with a goal by Masovic, in the 48th minute.
Still third in the league, eight points behind leader Dortmund, Leipzig can leave the podium as early as Sunday, for Union Berlin or Freiburg.
André Silva was a starter at Leipzig, without effectiveness in his attack.
Also today, Augsburg and Schalke 04 drew 1-1, with the Portuguese Renato Veiga playing the second half for the home team.
Hoffenheim beat Hertha 3-1, a result that allows them to hand over the red lantern to Stuttgart, the new bottom of the Bundesliga.
Stuttgart, with Gil Dias and Tiago Tomás in the team, lost 1-0 against Wolfsburg.