Bellingham stars as Dortmund put six past Wolfsburg

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Borussia Dortmund remain hot on the heels of leaders Bayern Munich after easing past hapless Wolfsburg, thanks to braces from Karim Adeyemi and Jude Bellingham at the close of the 31st round of the Bundesliga on Sunday.

BVB got off to a perfect start on home soil as Julian Ryerson raced down the left wing before whipping the ball into the path of Adeyemi, who broke the deadlock into the top left corner with only 14 minutes gone.

The Wolves tried to respond, but Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel was equal to Patrick Wimmer's effort following a one-on-one before Jakub Kaminski's follow-up shot was blocked by defender Mats Hummels in the 20th minute.

Dortmund punished Wolfsburg's wastefulness nine minutes later when Sebastien Haller made it two after latching onto Adeyemi's square pass from inside the box.

The visitors from Lower Saxony couldn't keep Dortmund at bay as the hosts tripled their advantage just before the break with Donyell Malen finishing off Julian Brandt's good build-up work.

The relentless hosts picked up where they left off and established a five-goal lead within five minutes in the second half, as Bellingham overcame Wolfsburg custodian Koen Casteels from a distance in the 54th minute before Adeyemi exchanged passes with Haller and wrapped up his brace.

Dortmund allowed itself the luxury of squandering a penalty as Adeyemi shot over the target from the spot with 65 minutes played.

Wolfsburg couldn't put up resistance, while Dortmund wasn't done with scoring and made it six through Bellingham, who slotted home with the outside of his foot in the 84th minute.

With the result, runner-up Dortmund sits one point adrift of front-runners Bayern with three rounds to spare.

"Today we staged a top performance in all areas. We were able to keep Wolfsburg busy and defended well. Despite our advantage, we kept our foot on the gas pedal, even after the break," Dortmund coach Edin Terzic said.

"We didn't have a chance today as we played too passively. We just reacted and deservedly lost 6-0. If you want to win here, you can't perform as we did. The best thing we can do now is to focus on the next game," said Wolfsburg coach Niko Kovac.

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