MX23RW : Wednesday, October 24 05:50:28
Feb 2, 2018 at 7.30pm UK at ​RheinEnergieStadion (Köln)
Attendance: 50,000
FC Koln
2-3
DortmundBorussia Dortmund
Zoller (60'), Mere (70')
Jojic (41'), Hector (90')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Batshuayi (35', 62'), Schurrle (84')
Dahoud (34')

Result: Michy Batshuayi scores brace in Borussia Dortmund win

Michy Batshuayi scores twice and has another disallowed as Borussia Dortmund record a 3-2 win over FC Koln in the Bundesliga.

Michy Batshuayi scored twice and had another disallowed as Borussia Dortmund recorded a 3-2 win over FC Koln in the Bundesliga on Friday night.

Batshuayi joined Dortmund on loan from Chelsea on Wednesday afternoon, and the Belgium international was given his debut at the tip of the German side's attack.

Koln fought back on two separate occasions to level the scores in the second period, but Dortmund netted a third six minutes from time to secure all three points in the five-goal thriller.

Shinji Kagawa came close to sending the away side ahead in the 16th minute, but the former Manchester United midfielder saw his effort from outside the box hit the crossbar.

The visitors did take the lead 10 minutes before the break, however, when Batshuayi found a route past Timo Horn after excellent work from Jeremy Toljan.

The on-loan Chelsea forward tapped another Toljan cross into the back of the net in the 44th minute, but this time the goal was disallowed for offside.

Koln were level on the hour when Simon Zoller headed home from close range. Dortmund needed just two minutes to regain the lead though as Batshuayi netted his second of the match when he slid the ball under Horn.

The hosts levelled the scores at 2-2 in the 69th minute when Jorge Mere headed a corner past Roman Burki, but Dortmund snatched all three points six minutes from time when Andre Schurrle found the back of the net following a powerful run.

The result has seen Dortmund jump from fifth into second position in the Bundesliga table, while Koln remain rooted to the foot of the division having suffered their 14th defeat of the 2017-18 campaign.

KOLN (4-4-2): Horn; Sorensen, Mere, Heintz, Hector; Jojic, Oszan, Hoger (Pizarro 87'), Clemens (Zoller 46'); Guirassy (Cordoba 63'), Terodde

DORTMUND (4-3-3): Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Toljan; Dahoud (Guerreiro 63'), Weigl, Kagawa; Pulisic (Sancho 72'), Batshuayi, Schurrle (Akanji 88')

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund86202781920
2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach85211991017
3Werder Bremen8521158717
4Bayern Munich8512159616
5RB Leipzig8431169715
6Hertha Berlin8431138515
7Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt84131912713
8Hoffenheim83141413110
9Augsburg8233141319
10Wolfsburg82331114-39
11Freiburg82331014-49
12Mainz 05823348-49
13Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen8224915-68
14Nuremberg8224819-118
15Hannover81341016-66
16Schalke 04Schalke8206511-66
17Stuttgart8125617-115
18Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf8125618-125

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