Borussia Dortmund recorded back-to-back Bundesliga away wins for the first time since late August as BVB bounced back from a goal down to beat FSV Mainz 2-1.
Mainz and Borussia Dortmund were hopeful of turning around some patchy recent Bundesliga form as the 05ers were winless in five league matches, while BVB ended a two-match losing streak with a narrow 4-3 win against Augsburg on Saturday.
Immediately, Mainz showed their attacking intentions and ended their nine-match run without scoring a first-half goal at home against Dortmund when Jae-Sung Lee met Edimilson Fernandes’ corner with a powerful header past Gregor Kobel after just 90 seconds.
The tables had turned as Dortmund usually found themselves as the fast-starters after scoring in the opening 20 minutes in four of their last six matches.
Aware his side were losing a grip on the game, Edin Terzić made a host of substitutions and two super-subs combined for the winner in the 92nd minute when Sébastien Haller’s knock down was tapped in by Giovanni Reyna as the forward scored the winner for a second consecutive match.
Dortmund will hope that another late Reyna winner will give them momentum to stay in the Champions League spots as successive league wins helped Terzić side move up to third place.