Union Berlin stuns Borussia Dortmund in Bundesliga

Chidi Nwoke

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Marius Butler scores celebrates goal against Borussia Dortmund

Promoted Union Berlin stunned title contenders Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Saturday, to earn their first ever Bundesliga victory, and a historic win that upset the Bundesliga favourites.

​Borussia Dortmund were looking to continue their perfect start to the Bundesliga season, with two wins from two.

While Dortmund arguably started the better team, it was Union Berlin who broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute. A quick corner was played into the feet of Marius Bulter, who fired it hard and low into the bottom corner to give Die Eisernen a shock lead in Berlin.

However Union were only ahead for three minutes, as Jadon Sancho low cross into the box found Paco Alcacer who was in the right place at the right time to slide in and poke the ball home as Dortmund drew level.

Jadon Sancho (L) and Paco Alcacer (R)

Union restored their advantage early into the second half, thanks to Bulter’s fantastic finish. The hosts broke away, and while Roman Burki saved Sebastian Andersson’s initial effort, Bulter pounced on the rebound and struck it into the bottom corner to put the hosts in front once again.

​Union all but wrapped up the win with a neat finish from Andersson, who deservedly got himself on the scoresheet.

Die Eisernen worked the ball forward as Sheraldo Becker crossed it into the box, and Andersson’s deft touch guided the ball home to wrap up the win for Union Berlin.

Union Berlin’s Sebastian Andersson scores their third goal against Dortmund

Union maintained their good performance and defended well against the Bundesliga favourites.

Dortmund were promising going forward but weren’t clinical enough, and were lacking the cutting edge.

A lack of shape in defense was what cost them in Berlin, as BVB were absolutely stunned by the Bundesliga debutants in a frustrating evening for Lucien Favre’s side.

Other Bundesliga results

Bayer Leverkusen 0-0 Hoffenheim

FC Bayern Munchen 6-1 Mainz 05

Schalke 04 3-0 Hertha BSC

Freiburg 1-2 FC Koln

Wolfsburg 1-1 Paderborn 07

 

Chidi Nwoke.