Dortmund Continue Down Championship Road


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Germany international winger KEVIN GROSSKREUTZ (19) of Borussia Dortmund gestures after scoring his fourth Bundesliga goal, and fifth of the season in all competitions, opposite Borussia Moenchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park, the former Westfalenstadion, in North-Rhine Westphalia. (Martin Meissner/AP)
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BOURSSIA DORTMUND reacted to going down a goal at home by equalizing in injury time of the first half and exploding for three goals after the break to blow out Bundesliga bottom-dwellers BORUSSIA MONECHENGLADBACH 4-1.

21-year-old Borussia Moenchengladbach striker MARCO REUS, after an aggressive run straight into the teeth of the Borussia Dortmund defense, released a swerving shot from outside the box that flew just past the fingertips of the diving goalkeeper ROMAN WEIDENFELLER into the right corner of the net.

Die Schwarzgelben, who attacked from the outset but had been denied by a pair of standout saves from visiting goalkeeper CHRISTOFER HEIMEROTH, brought the match back to level terms when 21-year-old Serbia World Cup defender NEVEN SUBOTIC headed the corner kick of 18-year-old newly-capped Germany international midfielder MARIO GOETZE to score his first Bundesliga goal this season.

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Serbia World Cup defender NEVEN SUBOTIC of Borussia Dortmund, whose only other goal this season came in the German Cup, outjumps his Borussia Moenchengladbach marker to head the equalizer during time added on to the first half at Signal Iduna Park. (Martin Meissner/AP)
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Goetze, who recently became the second youngest since World War II and the seventh most youthful player ever to be capped for Germany, assisted on the game-winner, as well; a perfectly weighted ball allowed Japan international midfielder SHINJI KAGAWA to run on and round Heimeroth for his seventh goal of this Bundesliga season soon after the halftime whistle.

Later, a clever backheel from Paraguay World Cup striker LUCAS BARRIOS allowed Germany international winger KEVIN GROSSKREUTZ to burst into the area and toe-poke past the beleaguered Heimeroth.

Barrios added a goal himself with a clinical finish following a great ball from Borussia Dortmund’s 32-year-old veteran Brazilian midfielder ANTONIO DA SILVA, a late substitute for Goetze who spent last season with FC Basel in Switzerland out on loan from SC Karlsruhe.

The Paraguayan now leads Borussia Dortmund with both eight goals in the Bundesliga as well as 13 goals in all competitions this season.

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Germany youth international striker FABIAN BAECKER and goalkeeper CHRISTOFER HEIMEROTH could be looking at football in the 2.Bundesliga next season if results for Borussia Moenchengladbach do not start improving immediately in the German top flight. (Juergen Schwarz/DAPD)
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