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Dortmund beats Schalke 2-1 in Ruhr derby, Bayern keeps pace

APTOPIX Germany Soccer Bundesliga

Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho celebrates in front of Schalke fans after scoring his side’s second goal against Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Faehrmann during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund at the Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)


BERLIN (AP) Borussia Dortmund kept its nine-point advantage over Bayern Munich with a 2-1 Ruhr derby win at Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

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Jadon Sancho sealed the unbeaten visitors’ 11th win from 14 games with a fine finish in the 74th minute, restoring Dortmund’s lead after Daniel Caligiuri equalized from the penalty spot. Thomas Delaney had given Dortmund an early lead.

Bayern, which is chasing an unprecedented seventh consecutive title, kept pace and moved second with a 3-0 win over promoted Nuremberg in their Bavarian Derby in Munich.

Also, Freiburg defeated Leipzig 3-0 at home, Bayer Leverkusen earned a 1-0 win at home over Augsburg, and Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim drew 2-2.

Hertha Berlin was hosting Eintracht Frankfurt later Saturday.


Borussia Dortmund1411303914256-1-05-2-036
Bayern Munich148332818103-3-15-0-227
RB Leipzig147432413115-2-02-2-325
Eintracht Frankfurt147253017133-1-24-1-323
Hertha BSC Berlin14653222024-2-12-3-223
1899 Hoffenheim14644302193-2-23-2-222
Werder Bremen14635242313-2-33-1-221
VfL Wolfsburg14545202002-3-33-1-219
FSV Mainz 05135351214-23-2-22-1-318
Bayer Leverkusen145362025-53-1-32-2-318
SC Freiburg144551922-33-3-21-2-317
FC Schalke 04144281520-53-0-41-2-414
FC Augsburg143472023-31-3-22-1-513
VfB Stuttgart13328926-172-1-31-1-511
1. FC Nürnberg142571433-192-3-20-2-511
Hannover 96132381528-132-1-30-2-59
Fortuna Düsseldorf142391432-182-0-50-3-49


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