Borussia Dortmund cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over SC Freiburg on Friday night, thanks to a brace from Donyell Malen and a dominant performance. The win puts Dortmund fourth in the Bundesliga table, while Freiburg slip to seventh after their third consecutive defeat.
The game was briefly overshadowed by a protest against private investment in the Bundesliga. Tennis balls and fake gold coins were thrown onto the pitch, causing a 12-minute stoppage in the first half. Despite the interruption, Dortmund took complete control of the match.
Malen opened the scoring with a powerful finish after a flowing move involving Marcel Sabitzer and Niclas Füllkrug. The Dutchman doubled his tally before half-time with another clinical strike, again set up by Füllkrug.
Dortmund remained on top in the second half, creating numerous chances with Jamie Bynoe-Gittens and Füllkrug coming close to adding to the scoreline. Freiburg had a brief spell of hope late on, but Maximilian Philipp’s shot was the only real threat they could muster.
Füllkrug capped off a superb individual performance with Dortmund’s third goal in the closing stages, heading home a delightful cross from Ian Maatsen.
Malen was deservedly named Man of the Match for his two goals and overall impact on the game.