Borussia Dortmund maintained their 100% start to the Bundesliga season with a 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen on Friday.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski scored the winner for Dortmund at the Westfalendstadion to ensure they remain at the peak of the German League ahead of Bayern Munich’s clash with Nurnberg on Saturday.
Dortmund failed to see away a plethora of chances that would have had them extend the lead as Nuri Sahin volleyed over before substitute Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed another from close range.
Bremen’s new signing Franco Di Santo came closest for an equaliser, but his late powerful strike was kept out.
Early on, Jakub Blaszcyzkowski lashed an effort against the underside of the bar with Bremen sitting deep inside their own half, forgetting their defensive responsibilities.
Dortmund got the deserved lead ten minutes into the second-half as Marco Reus’s square ball was poked into the net from close range by Lewandowski for his second goal of the season.
I am happy that Lewandowski scored. He was rewarded for having worked as hard as a bull tonight.
Sahin volleyed over following a scramble in the box and Aubameyang saw his low shot denied by Bremen goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz after racing towards goal.
Former Wigan Athletic forward Di Santo almost denied Jurgen Klopp’s men a third successive victory of the new Bundesliga season, when his powerful drive was blocked by goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller.