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Dortmund squeeze past Gladbach to extend lead

22 December 2018 12:18 GMT

Borussia Dortmund put back their shock 2-1 defeat at Dusseldorf to beat rivals Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 with Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus with  Christophe Kramer contentious goal.

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Lucien Favre: “It was a deserved victory. We had more possession and more chances. 2-1 is okay, it’s three points. Marco Reus has been superb in the first half of the season. He was always there and played almost every match, only missing out against Monaco in the Champions League. We’re happy to have a break now.”

Marco Reus: “At the beginning it was really difficult. For us it was important to be patient and to close down the gaps. Julian Weigl and Ömer Toprak did that brilliantly today. I’m proud of the team.

“They gave it their all. In the second half in particular, it was a show of desire. For Paco, Mario and me, it was difficult to close down and press. We analysed the match against Düsseldorf. We cannot allow ourselves a performance like that. But we’re only human. The first half of the season was energy-sapping. It’s good we have such strength in depth. We hope we’ll all stay fit and continue to deliver performances. Then much is possible.”

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