Borussia Dortmund loses to 'Gladbach, Bayern Munich close to title

AP, Saturday 15 Mar 2014

Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund's Sebastian Kehl and Nuri Sahin (R) react during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund March 15, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Ten-man Borussia Moenchengladbach held on for a 2-1 victory at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, putting Bayern Munich tantalizingly close to the Bundesliga title.

Raffael put 'Gladbach ahead in the 31st minute and Max Kruse broke his goal drought in 2014 to make it 2-0 in the 40th.

Midfielder Havard Nordtveit was sent off for his second yellow card in the 69th, eight minutes before Dortmund substitute Milos Jojic pulled one back from a deflected shot.

Bayern was hosting Bayer Leverkusen later, when a 17th consecutive win would put the defending champion 23 points clear of Dortmund with nine games remaining.

Mainz came from behind to win 4-2 at Hoffenheim, Werder Bremen drew 1-1 with Stuttgart, Eintracht Braunschweig drew 1-1 with Wolfsburg and Hertha Berlin lost 3-0 at home to Hannover.

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