Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke 04 – Football Match Report – October 24, 2020

Borussia Dortmund cantered to a 3-0 win over Schalke 04 in the Ruhr valley derby on Saturday to pile on the misery for their neighbours who have now gone 21 Bundesliga games without a win.

Schalke, one off the bottom of the table, managed to keep Dortmund at bay for 55 minutes until Manuel Akanji broke their resistance.

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Erling Haaland, with his fifth league goal of the season, then added a second and Mats Hummels completed the scoring.

The win was a relief for Dortmund after their 3-1 defeat to Lazio in the Champions League on Tuesday and lifted them to third in the table with 12 points, behind Bayern Munich in second on goal difference.

Schalke, without a league win since beating Borussia Moenchengladbach on Jan. 17 and without a goal in their last three derbies, have one point.

Only 300 fans watched the game at Dortmund’s 80,000 capacity stadium after local authorities lowered the limit due to a surge in COVID-19 cases.

Raphael Guerreiro went close and Mahmoud Dahoud struck the bar from 30 metres as Dortmund dominated the first half.

Dortmund finally broke through from a corner when Guerreiro’s shot was saved by Frederik Roennow and Akanji, who has recovered from a COVID-19 infection, was quickest to the rebound.

A superb combination between Haaland and Jadon Sancho led to the second six minutes later. The Norwegian played the ball to Sancho who raced forward and sent a perfect through ball to Haaland who lofted it over Roennow.

Hummels completed the win with a powerful header from Guerreiro’s corner in the 78th minute.

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