Borussia Dortmund were clinical before the break and dominant after it. Their xG of 2.4 indicated a deserved victory in the end, while the visitors did not offer much with an xG of 0.3. The match facts.

Favourite foe: BVB have won 15 home games and drawn one against Freiburg in the last 16 years, taking 46 out of a possible 48 points against this opponent.

Friday run: The Black & Yellows are unbeaten at home on a Friday evening in 36 games over a period of more than 20 years. The last home defeat on this day of the week was in January 2004.

Strong record in 2024: Borussia Dortmund have taken 13 points from their five games since the winter break and kept their place among the top four teams in the table.

Comeback: After a long lay-off, Mateu Morey made his comeback in a game for the first team, having made his last appearance in the spring of 2021.

Top striker: Niclas Füllkrug was involved in all three goals and now has 10 goals and seven assists. Only Openda, Guirassy, Sane and Kane have picked up more scorer points in the league.

Engine room: Marcel Sabitzer completed the most sprints of any player (31), which is unusual for a central midfielder.

High speed: Jamie Bynoe-Gittens had achieved the maximum speed of any player on the pitch (34.3km/h) by the time of his substitution.

No half-time deficits: Borussia Dortmund have not been behind in any of their last 11 first halves in the Bundesliga.

Counter specialists: BVB found the net on the counter-attack for the 09th time this season – the most in the league. Donyell Malen has scored four of those nine goals; no player in the division has netted more goals on the counter.

Landmark number: Donyell Malen's goal to make it 1-0 was Borussia Dortmund's 3,500th Bundesliga goal.