Borrusia Dortmund eked out a narrow win over Hoffenheim at home in what is quickly becoming a trend this season.

Marco Reus scored the only goal of the game as their 1-0 win over Hoffenheim briefly takes Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga table. Dortmund sits atop on 12 points, two points clear of second-placed champions Bayern Munich who visit Union Berlin today (Saturday).

In a dominant first-half display, the hosts went ahead in the 16th minute when Reus finished off a nifty team move to put his side ahead. They failed to capitalise on the momentum as Hoffenheim stayed within touching distance of the leaders.

There was even more misery for the hosts as teenager Jamie Bynoe-Gittens dislocated his shoulder just before half-time joining Mo Dahoud, who will require surgery for his own shoulder injury and will be sidelined for months.

The tide changed considerably in the second half and Hoffenheim started to impose their will much more albeit without finding an equaliser.

Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann then kept his side in the contest by denying Thorgan Hazard and Anthony Modeste’s rebound shot in sequence in the 67th minute. Despite each team’s efforts, neither could find another goal as the final whistle blew.

For Edin Terzic and Dortmund an avoidance of the meltdown against Werder Bremen is seen as an improvement in performance.

Their next assignment is a Champions League meeting with FC Copenhagen.

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