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Borussia Dortmund is reluctant to let Bayern Munich escape definitively in the race for the title and was six points behind the Bavarian team, after beating Stuttgart 0-2 this Friday, in a clash in which the Norwegian Erling Haaland he failed to break his goalscoring drought, but was decisive again after setting up Julian Brandt for the opener.

Never before has the Nordic star, who has been weighed down this year by injuries, had accumulated five consecutive league games without scoring, since his arrival in the Bundesliga in January 2020 from Austrian Salzburg.

A circumstance that did not, however, lead Haaland to fall into anxiety, as he demonstrated twelve minutes into the play that gave rise to Borussia Dortmund’s first goal.

Despite having an option to shoot, the Norwegian striker did not rush and served the ball so that Julian Brandt, who replaced the injured Giovanni Reyna one minute into the game, completely alone made it 0-1.

A goal that rewarded the good start of the game for Marco Rose’s men, who seemed to jump onto the field ready to make us forget the harsh defeat (1-4) they conceded last week against Leipzig.

In fact, before Brandt’s goal, Dortmund had a great opportunity to get ahead on the scoreboard in the shoes of Portuguese Raphael Guerreiro, who saw his shot crash off the outside of the post.

It was not the only occasion for the locals who, after 17 minutes, were able to double their lead with a spur shot by Marco Reus that forced local goalkeeper Florian Muller to shoot reflexes.

But if Borussia Dortmund made clear their ability to generate danger, they also again showed the defensive problems that have characterized them throughout the season, despite the fact that Marco Rose forgot about the defense of three central defenders that he lined up against Leipzig to form with four defenders.

A change that did not prevent Stuttgart from enjoying a couple of chances to equalize the score, the clearest at 23 minutes in an action by the Egyptian Omar Marmoush who stung the ball excessively in his attempt to overcome the desperate exit of the visiting goalkeeper Gregor Kobel.

Likewise, winger Pascal Stenzel came close to equalizing, crashing a ball into the upper part of the crossbar in the 62nd minute, an action that once again made the defensive facilities granted by Dortmund palpable.

But not even that way did Stuttgart manage to score, which will have to continue fighting to get away from the relegation positions from which only one point separates those of the American Pellegrino Matarazzo.

Quite the opposite of Borussia Dortmund who definitively sentenced the contest with nineteen minutes remaining with a goal from Julian Brandt, who established the final 0-2 with a powerful right foot from outside the area.

Where is Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga?

After 29 games played, they are in second position with 66 points and a goal difference of +28, behind Bayern Munich, which is the leader, adding 66 units.