Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Borussia Monchengladbach: Julian Brandt’s quickfire double secures comeback win in German Cup second round

Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt scored twice in three minutes late in the second half to help his side beat Borussia Monchengladbach in the German Cup. 

Dortmund came from a goal down and beat the visitors 2-1 on Wednesday in the second round.

Germany midfielder Brandt fired in a deflected effort in the 77th minute after Marcus Thuram gave the Bundesliga leaders a deserved lead six minutes earlier.

Julian Brandt scored twice in quick succession to give Borussia Dortmund the win

Julian Brandt scored twice in quick succession to give Borussia Dortmund the win

Brandt was then left completely unmarked in the box to head an 80th-minute the winner.

His performance offered his club some respite after a string of bad league results dropped them down to fifth in the table.

In a bad tempered finale Gladbach coach Marco Rose was sent off for dissent in stoppage time.

Marcus Thuram had given Borussia Monchengladbach the lead away from home

Marcus Thuram had given Borussia Monchengladbach the lead away from home

Brandt was left completely unmarked to head home the winner in the 80th minute

Brandt was left completely unmarked to head home the winner in the 80th minute

RB Leipzig hammered VfL Wolfsburg, who are still unbeaten in the league, 6-1 with Timo Werner scoring twice, while Werder Bremen beat second tier Heidenheim 4-1.

On Tuesday holders Bayern Munich were made to sweat before beating VfL Bochum 2-1.

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