Dortmund secured a 4-1 win over Stuttgart on Sunday afternoon as they consolidated second place in the Bundesliga ahead of Wolfsburg.
Although their defensive frailties were exposed late in the first half, the hosts were in clinical mood in attack again with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang undoubtedly stealing the show as he made it 25 goals in all competitions already this season with his second of the game late on.
That handed Thomas Tuchel’s side a commanding 2-0 lead, but Daniel Didavi ensured that there was a degree of anxiousness at Signal Iduna Park heading into the break and as he tapped home to reduce his side’s deficit.
While that appeared to have given the visitor’s a lifeline and a way back into the encounter, an own-goal from Georg Niedermaier just after the hour mark put Dortmund back in control as they saw out the game before Aubameyang struck again late on.
With Wolfsburg set to take on Augsburg on Sunday evening, the pressure will now be on them to cut into the eight-point gap that exists between them and Dortmund in the race to secure second spot.
Bayern Munich arguably appear set for yet another Bundesliga title having collected 40 points from their first 14 games of the season, winning 13 with one draw, and so it looks as though their rivals will have to aim for second place at best.
Nevertheless, there is still plenty of time to go in the campaign for things to change as Dortmund do their best to keep up the pressure on Pep Guardiola’s side.
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