MX23RW : Wednesday, January 16 02:28:27
Oct 31, 2015 at 2.30pm UK at ​Weserstadion
Werder Bremen
1-3
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Ujah (32')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Reus (9', 72'), Mkhitaryan (44')

Half-Time Report: Henrikh Mkhitaryan secures advantage for Borussia Dortmund

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's header earns Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 half-time lead against Werder Bremen.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has struck just before the break to give Borussia Dortmund a 2-1 lead over Werder Bremen.

Bremen's midfielder Fin Bartels (L) vies with Dortmund's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa during the German first division Bundesliga football match Werder Bremen vs Borussia Dortmund in Bremen, northern Germany, on October 31, 2015.© Getty Images

It took Dortmund just nine minutes to take the lead as their clinical attack broke at pace with Mkhitaryan, whose low cross could only be parried by Felix Wiedwald, which allowed Marco Reus to fire home from close range.

Thomas Tuchel's side dominated for long spells after breaking the deadlock, and they threatened to double their advantage when Mkhitaryan's powerful strike was beaten away by Wiedwald.

Werder came back into the game impressively to equalise with a patient passing move as the hosts worked the ball into the box, before Anthony Ujah slotted in after Florian Grillitsch's effort had been charged down.

Viktor Skrypnyk almost saw his team take a surprise lead into the interval when Janek Sternberg found the space to deliver a cross which Zlatko Junuzovic could only head wide.

However, the lead belonged to Dortmund once again as Mats Hummels produced an inch-perfect cross to give Mkhitaryan the easy task of heading home.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund17133144182642
2Bayern Munich17113336181836
3Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach17103436181833
4RB Leipzig1794431171431
5Wolfsburg178452722528
6Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1783634231127
7Hoffenheim176743223925
8Hertha Berlin176652627-124
9Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen177372629-324
10Werder Bremen176472829-122
11Freiburg175662125-421
12Mainz 05175661722-521
13Schalke 04Schalke175392024-418
14Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf175391933-1418
15Augsburg173682529-415
16Stuttgart1742111235-2314
17Hannover1725101735-1811
18Nuremberg1725101438-2411

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