Borussia Dortmund were denied the prospect to move level on points with the Bundesliga after a 4-3 loss to Bayer Leverkusen on Sat night.
Dortmund were without the services of talisman Marco Reus, who is about to miss subsequent four weeks with injury, though January signing Emre can was handed a start in middle.
The guests were looking to restore from the midweek shock exit within the DFB Pokal, however they didn’t get off to the most effective begin when Kevin Volland place Leverkusen ahead on twenty minutes with a neat volley.
The joy was short-lived though as Dortmund were back on level terms two minutes later when defender Mats Hummels nodded home Jadon Sancho’s corner.
The turnaround was complete for the away side eleven minutes later as Emre Can marked his initial start for the club with an outstanding curling end from distance.
The turbles turned all over again as Volland completed his brace to bring Leverkusen level simply two minutes before the halftime break.
Dortmund had the ball within the back of the net eight minutes after the break though Jadon Sancho, however the strike was disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee.
The guests weren’t to be denied after the hour mark as Raphael Guerreiro place his side back ahead with a neat end into rock bottom corner.
Leverkusen responded with a modification for the final 20 minutes as Moussa Diaby made way for Leon Bailey as the home side went in search of an equaliser.
The modification paid off because the home side pulled level through Bailey’s strike within the 81st minute, just minutes before the substitute had a goal disallowed for offside.
Leverkusen then went ahead with eight minutes left within the contest as Lars Bender nodded home a cross from Daley Sinkgraven to seal three points for the home side, who move up to fifth spot.
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