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Last updated: 12/21/18 9:46 pm
Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus scored with Borussia Dortmund who beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1, with nine points in the Bundesliga top division.
The battle of the first two was decided by the good blow of Sancho and the conversion of Reus to a sublime help by Mario Gotze. Christoph Kramer equalized for the Foal shortly before the break.
Bayern, who are now nine points behind Dortmund, can take full control of second place with a positive result from Saturday's trip with Eintracht Frankfurt, but Dortmund will still be in control of the title race for the new year.
Reus enjoyed the best first chance, from which visiting goalkeeper Yann Sommer denied him closely.
Florian Neuhaus tried to answer for Monchengladbach with a first action, but it was BVB to take the lead in the 42nd.
When Louis Beyer lost possession in midfield, Raphael Guerreiro capitalized, finding Reus for a cut to substitute Gotze.
The World Cup winner replenished Sancho and England's 18-year-old England overtook Oscar Wendt before turning over to Sommer for a good result.
Yet the Foals were ahead in the first half when Kramer's header from a cross by Denis Zakaria was dismissed only because the ball fell to his feet, allowing him to return home.
However, 10 minutes after the break, Sancho cleverly unlocked Gotze for a race that allowed the wing to deliver a perfect low-pass cross for Reus to take him to 2-1.
Reus then hit a post from a free kick while Dortmund pushed to close the game.
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