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Dortmund close in on Bundesliga title

Borussia Dortmund have closed in on a second successive Bundesliga title, as they defeated bitter city rivals Schalke 2-1 at the Gelsenkirchen yesterday evening. The victory leaves Dortmund 8 points ahead of Bayern Munich.

Schalke have been amongst the top places in the Bundelsiga this year, and are still hopeful of securing a 3rd place finish and guaranteed Champions League qualification.

However, their fiercest rivals Dortmund made light work of their win yesterday thanks to goals from team captain Sebastian Kehl and Lukasz Piszczek. Jefferson Farfan had put Schalke in front early on, but his side could not hold their lead.

The victory over Schalke guaranteed a 25 game undefeated streak - a Bundesliga record - as Dortmund continue their march to domestic success.

Manager Jurgen Klopp said after the game: "It's madness. We couldn't imagine beforehand that we would achieve this.

"Today was a character test of the highest level. But this team is never satisfied and is incredibly greedy."