Leverkusen comeback to beat Dortmund 4-3

Bayer Leverkusen have come from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 in the German Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen have scored two late goals to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 and deal a blow to Dortmund's ambitions of winning the German title.

Kevin Volland scored twice for Leverkusen early on Saturday, but it was substitute Leon Bailey who secured the win, scoring off Volland's assist for 3-3.

A minute later the Jamaican's backheel fed Daley Sinkgraven to send in the cross for Lars Bender to head in the winning goal.

A win would have brought Dortmund level on points with leaders and defending champions Bayern Munich.

Dortmund now could end the weekend six points off the top if Bayern beat Leipzig on Sunday.

Leverkusen closed within two points off the Champions League places.

Volland gave Leverkusen the lead off a pass from Nadiem Amiri in the 20th minute, but the advantage lasted just two minutes as Mats Hummels headed in off Jadon Sancho's corner.

Sancho has assisted a goal in all four of Dortmund's league games in 2020, and the England winger has set up a league-leading 14 this season.

On his league debut for Dortmund since arriving from Juventus last week, midfielder Emre Can hit a majestic curling shot from 20 yards to give his new team a 2-1 lead.

Then it was Leverkusen's turn to level the score with Volland's volley at a corner.

Dortmund then went ahead after Achraf Hakimi cut in from the right flank to spot Raphael Guerreiro arriving at the far post to apply the finish and put Dortmund 3-2 up.

Leverkusen coach Peter Bosz's response was to send on Bailey, sparking the fightback for the 4-3 win.

Meanwhile, Schalke dropped behind Leverkusen to sixth after drawing with last-placed Paderborn 1-1.

Jurgen Klinsmann's Hertha Berlin continued to slide toward the relegation zone, finishing with 10 men in losing to Mainz 3-1 as Robin Quaison scored a hat trick. Hertha's Marius Wolf was sent off late when his raised arm made contact with an opponent.

Elsewhere, Freiburg beat Hoffenheim 1-0 on a penalty from Luca Waldschmidt.

Promoted Union Berlin rose to 11th with a 2-0 win over Werder Berlin, who dropped back into the automatic relegation zone in 17th.

Fortuna Dusseldorf's new coach, Uwe Rosler, drew his first league game in charge 1-1 with Wolfsburg as Fortuna moved above Werder to 16th.