Wolfsburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund: Visitors edge to vicotry against 10-man Wolfsburg

Borussia Dortmund edged to a nervy 2-0 win against 10-man Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, with Jadon Sancho having a hand in the second goal.

Wolfsburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund: Visitors edge to vicotry against 10-man Wolfsburg

Borussia Dortmund edged to a nervy 2-0 win against 10-man Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga, with Jadon Sancho having a hand in the second goal.

The England international was again named on the bench, but came on as a 65th-minute substitute, making a driving run through midfield before laying the ball off for Achraf Hakimi's strike (78).

It doubled Borussia Dortmund's lead after Raphael Guerreiro opened the scoring in the first half (32). Wolfsburg missed a number of glorious chances in a much-improved second period and had Felix Klaus sent off late on following a VAR review after raking his studs down Manuel Akanji's leg.

The result keeps Dortmund in touching distance of first place Bayern Munich - who they host on Tuesday evening - while Wolfsburg stay in sixth after Freiburg lost 1-0 to Werder Bremen.

How Dortmund fought for victory

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Image: Dortmund took all three points from the Volkswagen Arena on Saturday

Both sides had a sight of goal in an even opening 20 minutes. Kevin Mbabu - who assisted the 91st-minute winner against Augsburg last weekend - whipped in a cross but Mats Hummels was ahead of the returning Wout Weghorst to nod it away.

Thorgan Hazard then curled a superb effort goalwards after a nice lay-off from Hakimi, but it just skimmed the top corner.

Dortmund found the breakthrough just after the half-an-hour mark. There was some wonderful link-up play between Julian Brandt, Hakimi and Hazard before the latter flashed the ball through the area, aiming for Erling Haaland. However, as he went to shoot, he tumbled to the floor, but luckily, Guerreiro was waiting just behind to sweep the ball home.