Bundesliga match report Werder Bremen v Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund’s chances of winning the Bundesliga title took a massive knock after letting slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Werder Bremen on Saturday evening.

Dortmund Christian Pulisic back in to the side in place of suspended midfielder and captain Marco Reus.

It did not take long for Pulisic to make an impact as he opened the scoring for the visitors in the sixth minute after weaving his way to the box and slotted home a lovely finish, 0-1.

Mario Gotze almost doubled the lead for Lucien Favre’s charges in the 14th minute with a curling shot from the centre of the box that was saved by Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka.

Dortmund were relentless in attack after the half-hour mark and Jadon Sancho also came close to finding the second goal but missed wide with a curling shot.

Paco Alcacer finally found the two goal cushion for Favre’s men four minutes before the break with a sensational free-kick from outside the box to settle the nerves for Favre’s men going to the break.

The Black and Yellow were threatening to get third goal in the early stages of the second stanza and Pulic came close ten minutes after the break with a glancing header that missed slightly over the following a great delivery by Gotze.

Alcacer found the back of the net for the visitors on the hour-mark but he was denied his brace as he was unfortunately flagged offside and Bremen pulled a goal back with 20 minutes remaining courtesy of a strike from outside the box by Kevin Mohwald, 1-2.

Claudio Pizarro brought the hosts level with a quarter of an hour remaining after curling a right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top corner, 2-2.

Favre made his first substitutions with seven minutes remaining to get fresh legs in on a double-change as Jacob Bruun Larsen replaced Gotze and Mahmoud Dahoud came on for Thomas Delaney.

The substitution did not help in finding the late winner in the closing stages as the 2-2 stalemate damaged Dortmund’s chances of winning the the league, they are now four points behind leaders Bayern Munich in second place with two matches to play while Bremen remained ninth with 47 points and are also left with two matches to play.