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Manchester United cast-off popped up with a crucial goal for Dortmund yesterday

Shinji Kagawa came off the bench to grab a winner against Wolfsburg.

Image: Associated Press

BORUSSIA DORTMUND HAD Shinji Kagawa to thank for keeping tabs on Bundesliga leaders Bayern after a thrilling finale to their clash with Wolfsburg on Saturday.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are five points behind the Bavarians after a last-gasp 2-1 victory.

Marco Reus had given the hosts a 32nd-minute lead and that goal looked set to be enough for Dortmund until Ricardo Rodriguez equalised deep in injury time.

But, the former Manchester United midfielder, who had come on as a 55th-minute substitute, popped up with the last kick of the game to steer home Henrikh Mhkytaryan’s superb first-time pass.


Dortmund have responded to successive defeats (3-1 league loss to Hamburg and 1-0 Europan reverse to Krasnodar) with back-to-back league wins and the reaction from the club’s official Twitter account said it all.

It’s safe to say that it doesn’t need a translation.

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