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Dortmund keeper still having problems sleeping after attack

Kristopher Love | 18 April, 2017, 02:42

Marco Reus scored two minutes into his comeback from a torn ligament to set Borussia Dortmund on its way to a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).

The Dortmund players held up Bartra's number five shirt to the fans after the match, and Tuchel said: "The gesture with the shirt in front of the stands was fantastic on behalf of the team".

"An emotional moment", Tuchel said.

Lewandowski will hopefully recover from a bruised shoulder for Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final return at Real Madrid.

Defenders Jedvaj and Omer Toprak cleared shots by David Alaba and Javi Martinez in rapid succession on 32 minutes. At first, it was believed the attack was the work of Islamic terrorists, but several inconsistencies have indicated the attack was meant to sway public opinion against Muslims.

Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso followed but even with the first-team regulars, Bayern couldn't make the extra man count.

Augsburg grabbed a lifeline in their battle against relegation by defeating Cologne 2-1 at WWK Arena.

Second-placed RB Leipzig are now eight points behind Bayern after their 4-0 home thrashing of Freiburg.

Hoffenheim were 2-0 up after Adam Szalai's double but Gladbach fought back to level at halftime.

Kerem Demirbay restored the home side's lead and Mark Uth added another before Mahmoud Dahoud kept 'Gladbach in the game.

Welt am Sonntag said police thought further attacks were possible, citing a document sent to regional police headquarters as saying that football games, rock concerts and cultural events were particularly at risk.

Martin Hinteregger and Paul Verhaegh netted inside the opening 25 minutes, before an own goal from Philipp Max gave Koln a glimmer of hope that failed to materialise into anything tangible. Relegation-threatened Mainz broke their fivematch losing streak with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin thanks to Danny Latza's victor to leave them 15th.