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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Danny Latza (83')
  • Marco Reus (3')

Borussia Dortmund pegged back by late Mainz equaliser

Marco Reus celebrates after opening the scoring for Borussia Dortmund in a 1-1 draw against Mainz. DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images

Danny Latza headed a late equaliser as Mainz clinched a 1-1 home draw against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.

Marco Reus struck an early goal for Dortmund, who would have climbed up to third in the table with victory, but Mainz midfielder Latza's 83rd-minute header denied the visitors back-to-back league wins.

Reus, recently linked with a move to Premier League title-chasers Arsenal, fired Dortmund ahead in the third minute when he got on the end of a swift counter-attack to convert Andre Schurrle's assist.

Schurrle went close to extending Dortmund's lead in the second half but his goal-bound shot was saved in the bottom corner by Mainz goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

Latza headed home Levin Oztunali's cross to secure the hosts a second-successive league draw, while the home side went close to snatching victory in stoppage time when substitute Pablo De Blasis fired narrowly wide.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 12 +22 29
2 Schalke 04 12 +6 23
3 RB Leipzig 12 +5 23
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 12 0 21
5 Borussia Dortmund 12 +13 20
6 TSG Hoffenheim 12 +6 20
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 +2 19
8 Hannover 96 12 0 18
9 Bayer Leverkusen 12 +7 17
10 FC Augsburg 12 +2 16
11 VfB Stuttgart 12 -3 16
12 Mainz 12 -4 15
13 VfL Wolfsburg 12 -1 14
14 Hertha Berlin 12 -3 14
15 Hamburg SV 12 -10 10
16 Werder Bremen 12 -6 8
17 SC Freiburg 12 -17 8
18 FC Cologne 12 -19 2

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