Mainz 1-3 Borussia Dortmund: Win clinches Champions League spot



Erling Braut Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus
Could Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho stay at Dortmund now?

Borussia Dortmund clinched a place in the Champions League for the 10th time in 11 seasons by beating Mainz on the penultimate day of the league season.

The achievement could be a boost to their hopes of keeping star players like Erling Braut Haaland and Jadon Sancho in Germany next season.

Dortmund were seven points off the top four in early April but have won their six Bundesliga games since.

Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus and Julian Brandt scored in a 3-1 win.

Robin Quaison scored a last-minute consolation penalty for hosts Mainz.

It caps a great week for Dortmund, who beat RB Leipzig 4-1 to win the German Cup on Thursday.

“Not many people believed in us,” Dortmund captain Reus said.

“The team deserves an incredible compliment. We have shown a really strong mentality in the last few weeks.

“When we have to, we are capable of great things.”

Line-ups

Mainz

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 37Dahmen
  • 4St. Juste
  • 42Hack
  • 19Niakhaté
  • 35Barreiro Martins
  • 22da CostaSubstituted forFernandesat 45′minutes
  • 6LatzaSubstituted forKohrat 84′minutes
  • 5BoëtiusSubstituted forStögerat 72′minutes
  • 18Brosinski
  • 9GlatzelSubstituted forQuaisonat 45′minutes
  • 21OnisiwoSubstituted forSzalaiat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Quaison
  • 8Öztunali
  • 16Bell
  • 17Stöger
  • 20Fernandes
  • 23Mwene
  • 28Szalai
  • 31Kohr
  • 41Liesegang

B Dortmund

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Bürki
  • 24Meunier
  • 16Akanji
  • 15Hummels
  • 13GuerreiroSubstituted forSchulzat 84′minutes
  • 22BellinghamSubstituted forDelaneyat 87′minutes
  • 8Dahoud
  • 32ReynaSubstituted forBrandtat 76′minutes
  • 11ReusSubstituted forT Hazardat 84′minutes
  • 7SanchoSubstituted forCarvalhoat 84′minutes
  • 9Haaland

Substitutes

  • 6Delaney
  • 10T Hazard
  • 14Schulz
  • 19Brandt
  • 20Carvalho
  • 23Can
  • 30Passlack
  • 36Knauff
  • 40Drljaca

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