Hummels sees red as 10-man Dortmund lose 3-2 to Leipzig

Natalie Portman
By Natalie Portman 3 Min Read
origin 1Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels leaves the pitch after receiving a red card through the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park. Bernd Thissen/dpa

Ten-man Borussia Dortmund misplaced 3-2 at dwelling to RB Leipzig as their Bundesliga title ambitions suffered one other blow following their midweek German Cup exit.

German defender Mats Hummels was despatched off within the fifteenth minute for a last-man foul on Lois Openda after a prolonged video evaluation. Hummels was initially booked and Leipzig awarded a penalty, however then noticed red on evaluation as a result of the primary contact was simply exterior the penalty space and Leipzig had been awarded a free kick.

Ramy Bensebaini headed into his personal web to give Leipzig the lead within the thirty second minute. Niklas Süle, who got here on after Hummels’ dismissal to as soon as once more full a four-man defence, scored the equalizer on the far publish simply earlier than half-time.

But Christoph Baumgartner restored Leipzig’s lead with a faucet in within the 54th minute. Yussuf Poulsen made it 3-1 early in harm time, however Leipzig had been left sweating towards their struggling hosts after Niclas Füllkrug headed Dortmund’s second aim two minutes later.

Fourth-placed Leipzig are 4 factors forward of fifth-placed Dortmund, who had been overwhelmed within the cup by VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday. Dortmund are 10 factors off the highest and the deficit will develop to 13 factors if league leaders Bayer Leverkusen win towards third-placed Stuttgart on Sunday.

origin 1Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels (L) and Leipzig’s Lois Openda through the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park. Bernd Thissen/dpa
origin 1Dortmund’s Ramy Bensebaini kneels on the pitch through the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park. Bernd Thissen/dpa
origin 1Dortmund’s Ramy Bensebaini (Centre L) and Leipzig’s Lois Openda battle for the ball through the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park. Bernd Thissen/dpa
origin 1Dortmund’s Niklas Suele (R) celebrates scoring the primary aim of the match through the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig at Signal Iduna Park. Bernd Thissen/dpa

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