Monday, January 30, 2012

Munich and Dortmund Stay Close in Germany

Bayern Munich, the leader in Germany’s Bundesliga, held on to first place with 2-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday, and the defending champion Borussia Dortmund remained in second on goal differential after a 3-1 win against Hoffenheim.

The top scorer Mario Gómez scored from 7 yards out for Munich to break the deadlock with his 17th league goal of the season. Arjen Robben added another in stoppage time to lift Munich to 40 points from 19 games.
Dortmund stayed close to Munich as the Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored twice and Kevin Grosskreutz added another against Hoffenheim.

Kagawa scored in the 16th minute and Grosskreutz doubled the lead in the 31st minute as Dortmund quickly took control of the match. 

Kagawa added another goal in the second half, scoring from close range after a one-two combination with Grosskreutz. Fabian Johnson cut the deficit for the visitors. Hoffenheim had two Americans on the field — Timmy Chandler and Johnson — and one on the bench in the youngster Joe Gyau, who did not play.-


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