Dortmund 2-3 Werder: The River Islanders raid Signal Iduna Park thanks to Burke late winner

Dortmund vs Bremen
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Werder Bremen enjoyed a mesmerising away victory against Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park on Saturday. Dortmund were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the SC Freiburg away (3-1), the other to Bayer Leverkusen at home (1-0). Werder, on the other hand, secured a point against Stuttgart in their previous match. After today’s result, Dortmund are in 4th place, with 6 points from 3 matches, while Werder sit in 10th, with 2 points from 3.

Dortmund started the match well, when Julian Brandt gave Dortmund the lead just before halftime

Die Borussen took the lead in the second half, thanks to a goal from Raphael Guerreiro, 77 minutes in. However, Werder weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Lee Buchanan at the 89 minute mark. The momentum was now with The River Islanders, who then scored again through a goal from Niklas Schmidt, at 90 minutes to establish a 2-2. However they weren’t finished yet and Oliver Burke made it 3-2 just before the final whistle to make it 3-2.

Substitutions for Dortmund included Emre Can, Thorgan Hazard, Niklas Sule, Giovanni Reyna and Youssoufa Moukoko for Mahmoud Dahoud, Julian Brandt, Mats Hummels, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Anthony Modeste, repectively. Werder brought on Romano Schmid, Niklas Schmidt, Lee Buchanan, Oliver Burke and Ilia Gruev, to replace Jens Stage, Leonardo Bittencourt, Anthony Jung, Marvin Ducksch and Christian Gross.

There were bookings for Anthony Modeste, Emre Can, Marius Wolf and Marco Reus from Dortmund, and Niclas Fullkrug, for Werder.

Dortmund will next travel to Hertha, while Werder will face Eintracht Frankfurt at home.

Technical card:
Borussia Dortmund:Gregor Kobel, Marius Wolf, Nico Schlotterbeck, Mats Hummels (Niklas Sule, min.62), Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt (Thorgan Hazard, min.62), Mahmoud Dahoud (Emre Can, min.18), Marco Reus, Jude Bellingham, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (Giovanni Reyna, min.63) and Anthony Modeste (Youssoufa Moukoko, min.81)
Werder Bremen:Jiri Pavlenka, Amos Pieper, Milos Veljkovic, Marco Friedl, Mitchell Weiser, Christian Gross (Ilia Gruev, min.81), Jens Stage (Romano Schmid, min.62), Leonardo Bittencourt (Niklas Schmidt, min.69), Anthony Jung (Lee Buchanan, min.70), Niclas Fullkrug and Marvin Ducksch (Oliver Burke, min.81)
Stadium:the Signal Iduna Park
Goals:Julian Brandt (1-0, min. 45), Raphael Guerreiro (2-0, min. 77), Lee Buchanan (2-1, min. 89), Niklas Schmidt (2-2, min. 90) and Oliver Burke (2-3, min. 90)