Borussia Dortmund struggled greatly for long spells against a well-organised and defensively resolute VfL Wolfsburg side, and were slightly fortuitous to win. In the end they had more shots, 11-7, with Paco Alcácer converting the last two.

Winning run: Borussia Dortmund have won three matches in a row for the first time since the winter break and will head to Munich for next Saturday's top match brimming with confidence.

Back at the summit: BVB have returned to top of the table after being dislodged by Bayern two rounds ago.

Home streak: BVB are still yet to lose a Bundesliga home game under Lucien Favre (W12 D2) and have the best home record in the division by some distance, with 38 points on the board.

Home record: Borussia Dortmund have scored at least two goals in each of their 14 Bundesliga home games in 2018/19. The only other time they have scored at least twice in 14 consecutive home games was in 1980/81 under Udo Lattek.

Leaving it late: The Black & Yellows have more goals in the final quarter-hour of matches than any other Bundesliga club. Paco Alcácer scored another late free-kick, as he did against Augsburg in the first half of the season. He has the most goals in the final quarter-hour of matches (11) and the most long-range goals (four) of any player in the division.

Top provider: Jadon Sancho delivered his 18th assist of the Bundesliga season − no Borussia Dortmund player has ever set up that many goals in the first 27 rounds of a season since data collection began in 1992. No player in the entire division notched 18 assists in the Bundesliga last term.

Captain: Manuel Akanji wore the captain's armband for the first time in the absence of Reus and Piszczek.