Mainz 0-1 Borussia Dortmund: Late Axel Witsel strike moves visitors

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
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The late Axel Witsel goal is enough to move the visitors ahead in the Bundesliga on the final day. The German champions were behind in the standings at half-time‚ but they managed to hold on for the win. The breakthrough came when Bayern Munich were beaten by Fortuna Dusseldorf. It is a good result for Dortmund‚ who are now nine points clear of the second-placed Frankfurt and eight points behind the league leaders. Dortmund were in the lead at the end of the first half‚ but the game ended goalless at half-time. The scoreless draw is the result of a draw‚ which leaves Dortmund with only one win from seven league matches. This result could be crucial in the title race‚ as the hosts are now just one point behind the leaders. The game was dominated by the visitors‚ but late Axel Witsel's side took the lead and moved into the top six. Despite enjoying 60 percent of the ball‚ Dortmund had little to worry about in this match.

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The hosts managed to manage only four shots on target in the first half‚ while the visitors had just three in total. The late Axel Witsel goal was the difference and helped the visitors close the gap at the top of the table. It was a hard-fought match‚ and both teams need to take pride in their performance.