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Borussia Dortmund kept the heat on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich ahead of the derby with a 2-0 win at 10-man Wolfsburg on Saturday as reported by

A sixth straight league victory for Dortmund was not nearly as impressive as last weekend’s crushing of rivals Schalke but again moved manager Lucien Favre’s challengers to within a point of Bayern prior to the late kick-off between the defending champions and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi got the goals in another important Borussia Dortmund win at Wolfsburg with much sought after English whiz kid Jadon Sancho making history by providing his 16th assist of the season thereby becoming the first Bundesliga player to be directly involved in 30 goals this season with 16 assists and 14 goals.

Sancho has assisted 16 goals in the current Bundesliga season, setting a new record for a Dortmund player since the beginning of detailed Opta data collection in 2004-05.

Moreover, the BVB starlet has scored 17 goals and provided 19 assists in all competitions this season, 11 more than any other English player in the Top 5 European Leagues.

Wolfsburg were picked apart by neat work down the right that freed Thorgan Hazard at the byline, with a low centre just evading a tumbling Erling Haaland and instead reaching Guerreiro at the far post for a simple tap-in.

Dortmund settled the match as substitute Jadon Sancho raced into the final third and fed Hakimi for a simple second.

A VAR review saw Felix Klaus dismissed for a challenge on Manuel Akanji, bringing an end to any faint hopes of a Wolfsburg comeback.

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