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Borussia Dortmund optimistic of Mats Hummels fitness for Bayern Munich clash

Borussia Dortmund optimistic of Mats Hummels fitness for Bayern Munich clash
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The former Bayern centre-back went off with an Achilles problem for Emre Can at the half-time and is a doubt for Tuesday's 'Der Klassiker'.

Borussia Dortmund hope to have Mats Hummels fit for Tuesday's crucial clash with Bayern Munich after the defender went off injured in a 2-0 victory at Wolfsburg.

Dortmund ensured they would go into the midweek visit of the leaders still within four points after goals in each half saw off the sixth-placed team at the Volkswagen Arena.

But they suffered a blow when former Bayern centre-back Hummels, who has 70 caps for Germany, went off for Emre Can at the halfway stage.

Sporting director Michael Zorc said on his club's website: "Overall, it was a deserved win with a good first half. In the end we also comfortably saw out the win.

"Right after the break, we had a slight phase of weakness. Wolfsburg were dominant and had one or two chances to score.

"Maybe we had to reorganise ourselves after Mats Hummels' injury-enforced exit. He has had problems with the Achilles tendon for some time, but we hope that he can play again on Tuesday.

"Overall, it was a decent performance. Playing in Wolfsburg is never easy."

Raphael Guerreiro put the visitors in front in the 32nd minute and Achraf Hakimi fired home after a 78th-minute counter-attack – with the help of a strong run from substitute Jadon Sancho – before the late dismissal of Felix Klaus ended any Wolfsburg hopes.

Wolfsburg head coach Oliver Glasner said on his club's website: "We're obviously disappointed as we had big plans but didn't quite deliver them on the pitch.

"We were well organised and gave away very few goalscoring opportunities, but we were too error-prone when we had possession. In that respect, Dortmund deserved the half-time lead.

"We did better after the break and I'm pleased with the performance there, especially the first 25 minutes. We needed to equalise during that period but then conceded the second goal on the counter."

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1Bayern MunichBayern29214486285867
2Borussia DortmundDortmund29186580354560
3RB Leipzig291610374314358
4Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach29175757352256
5Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen29175754361856
6Wolfsburg2911994136542
7Hoffenheim29126114048-842
8Freiburg29108113841-338
9Hertha Berlin29108114350-738
10Schalke 04Schalke29910103446-1237
11Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt29105144953-435
12FC Koln29104154656-1034
13Augsburg2987144056-1631
14Union BerlinUnion Berlin2994163452-1831
15Mainz 052984173762-2528
16Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf2969143158-2727
17Werder Bremen2967163062-3225
18SC PaderbornSC Paderborn2947183261-2919

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