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Borussia Dortmund 6-0 Wolfsburg: Adeyemi and Bellingham star in huge win
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Karim Adeyemi scored twice and provided an assist against Wolfsburg
Karim Adeyemi scored twice and provided an assist against Wolfsburg

Karim Adeyemi and Jude Bellingham starred as Borussia Dortmund maintained the pressure on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich with a commanding 6-0 victory over Wolfsburg.

Adeyemi struck twice and provided an assist for Sebastien Haller, though a missed penalty denied him a hat-trick at Signal Iduna Park.

Bellingham joined Adeyemi in grabbing his brace while Donyell Malen completed the scoring, moving Dortmund to within a point of Bayern following their 10th straight home league win.

Meanwhile, seventh-placed Wolfsburg suffered only their second defeat in 10 games as they missed the opportunity to climb into the top six.

Dortmund broke through in the 14th minute when the unmarked Adeyemi headed in Julian Ryerson's deflected cross.

After Patrick Wimmer and Jakub Kaminski were denied in quick succession, the hosts doubled their lead as Adeyemi turned provider with an inviting cross for Haller to tuck away inside the six-yard box.

Dortmund made it 3-0 eight minutes before the break, Julian Brandt springing the offside trap before squaring for Malen to slot into the empty net.

Bellingham got in on the act nine minutes after the restart. The England midfielder embarked on a strong run individual run before his powerful 25-yard strike was brilliantly tipped onto the crossbar by Koen Casteels, only for the looping ball to spin back over the line.

Adeyemi grabbed his second soon after, sliding into the empty net after Haller intercepted Sebastiaan Bornauw's loose pass and put the ball on a plate for his team-mate.

But the winger was unable to complete his hat-trick from the penalty spot on 65 minutes, blazing over after Kilian Fischer felled Bellingham. 

Nevertheless, Dortmund did get their sixth goal four minutes from time, Brandt neatly flicking a long ball into the path of Bellingham, who made no mistake from close range.

What does it mean? The joy of six for Dortmund

Dortmund scored six goals for the second time in four home games as they cruised past Wolfsburg at Signal Iduna Park, having also thrashed Koln 6-1 in March.

Terzic's side once again closed the gap on Bayern Munich to just a single point with three games remaining, with the Bundesliga title race looking like it will go right to the wire.

Adeyemi at the double

Adeyemi continued his impressive form in 2023, in which he now has six goals and five assists. No other player in the Bundesliga has registered at least five goals and assists this calendar year.

However, he will have been disappointed not to mark a brilliant individual performance with a hat-trick, with his penalty certainly one to forget.

Bellingham brace

The England international produced another brilliant display in the middle of the park, netting twice while registering a game-high tally of 76 touches.

The teenager now has 13 goals this season with his most recent taking Dortmund's tally to 48 after 15 home league games this term. They have only previously managed more at this stage of a season once, in 1963-64 (54).

What's next?

Dortmund resume their title challenge next Saturday when they welcome Borussia Monchengladbach to Signal Iduna Park, with Wolfsburg hosting Hoffenheim on the same day.


BundesligaBorussia DortmundWolfsburgJude BellinghamKarim Adeyemi
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