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Stoeger off to winning start with Dortmund

  • Published at 06:27 am December 13th, 2017
Stoeger off to winning start with Dortmund
New coach Peter Stoeger led Borussia Dortmund to their first victory in 10 games on Tuesday, as his side picked up a hard-fought 2-0 win away to Mainz. It was victory at the first attempt for Stoeger, who replaced Peter Bosz as head coach of the struggling side on Sunday. A disciplined defensive performance saw Dortmund battle to victory and pick up their first clean sheet in the Bundesliga since September, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shinji Kagawa scoring their goals. "We are very happy, and also relieved," Stoeger told Sky Sports. "It was obviously difficult, because we didn't have much time to discuss everything ahead of the game. In the second half, we restored a bit of order, and we could have wrapped it up earlier than we did." Having struggled in the first half, Dortmund took the lead on 55 minutes as Kagawa's free-kick was knocked onto the post and Sokratis lashed the ball in on the rebound. Kagawa doubled the lead two minutes from time, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holding the ball up on the counter-attack before setting up the Japanese international. "I think it would be too easy to put everything down to the new coach," said Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer after the game. "Every player fought today, and that was important. That, and our quality, was what got us the win." The three points saw Dortmund jump back into the top four after Borussia Moenchengladbach went down 1-0 away at Freiburg. Nils Petersen scored the winner for Freiburg from 12 yards in the 20th minute after the video assistant referee intervened to give the home side a penalty. Gladbach's defeat allowed Eintracht Frankfurt to leapfrog over them into fifth place as they came from behind to win 2-1 away to Hamburg. Kyriakos Papadopoulos headed in an early opener for Hamburg, but Frankfurt quickly rallied. A ferocious shot from Marius Wolf levelled the scores before Mijat Gacinovic put Frankfurt ahead midway through the first half. The home side found the net in the second half, but the offside flag denied Hamburg the equaliser and Dennis Diekmeier a first goal in 197 Bundesliga appearances. Earlier, second-place RB Leipzig also dropped points, as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Wolfsburg. Marcel Halstenberg's second-half equaliser saved a point for Leipzig after Paul Verhaegh had put Wolfsburg ahead from the penalty spot early on. Leipzig also ended the game with 10 men as Dayot Upamecano was shown a second yellow card at the death for a foul on Victor Osimhen. Second-place Leipzig trail leaders Bayern Munich by seven points and have won just one of their last five league matches. Bayern entertain bottom club Cologne, who are still to win a game in the Bundesliga this season, on Wednesday as third-placed Schalke host Augsburg. RESULTS VfL Wolfsburg 1 (Verhaegh 15-pen) RB Leipzig 1 (Halstenberg 52) Freiburg 1 (Petersen 20-pen) Borussia Moenchengladbach 0 Hamburg 1 (Papadopoulos 9) Eintracht Frankfurt 2 (Wolf 16, Gacinovic 24) Mainz 0 Borussia Dortmund 2 (Papastathopoulos 55, Kagawa 89)
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