Video: Dortmund Defeated Mainz To Go Top

Borussia Dortmund have dethroned Mainz from the top of the Bundesliga table after victory over Mainz in the top-of-the-table clash at the Bruchwegstadion. Former Mainz boss Jürgen Klopp's charges ran out 2-0 winners, their fifth away win of the season both setting a new record for the best ever start to a Bundesliga campaign. Youngster Mario Götze put Dortmund in front with his second goal of the season. The 18-year-old was again involved in the visitors' second goal, teeing up Lucas Barrios for his fifth of the campaign.

The hosts passed up the chance to equalise three minutes into the second half when Eugen Polanski's penalty was saved by Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller as Mainz slipped to their second defeat of the season. Thomas Tuchel's side had the bit between their teeth from the outset as they charged forward and put their guests under immediate pressure. But Dortmund weathered the early storm and created the first chance of the game in the 14th minute, Barrios missing the target with just Christian Wetklo to beat.

Dortmund went ahead in the 26th minute when Gotze capitalised on a Sven Bungert error and slotted into the bottom-left corner past Wetklo from 15 yards. Barrios went close to doubling the visitors' advantage when he hit the post after a corner. Mainz were given a golden opportunity to level early in the second period when Neven Subotic was adjudged to have fouled Adam Szalai in the box. Polanski stepped up to take the spot-kick, but Weidenfeller guessed right and made the save, parrying the ball out to Lewis Holtby, who failed to make anything of the rebound.

The home side continued to look for an equaliser and were caught out on the break in the 67th minute when Barrios finally found the target and extended Dortmund's lead. He was sent through by Gotze and dribbled the ball around Wetklo before sliding it across the line. Mainz could not summon up the strength to respond and had to accept their second defeat of the campaign which saw them relinquish top spot to their opponents. Dortmund performed admirably throughout the match and proving to be a true title contender.

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