Borussia Dortmund's U19s recorded their third successive league win – a surprisingly comfortable 3-0 victory over fellow chasers Bayer Leverkusen – to move within touching distance of the summit.
"For the most part it was a top-class performance," said a delighted Benjamin Hoffmann. Julian Schwermann, who converted a 10th-minute penalty, Emre Aydinel (34) and Dominik Wanner (48) were on the scoresheet for BVB in their last game before the winter break. The mid-season hiatus lasts until 4 February, when Borussia host Arminia Bielefeld at NLZ Brackel. (wiwi)