Lewandowski keeps Dortmund perfect

Borussia Dortmund won for the third time in as many games on Friday as Robert Lewandowski's 55th-minute goal was the difference in a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen.

Dortmund controlled the play from the start and nearly took the lead in the 17th minute when Marco Reus fired a free kick just wide of the left post.

Jakub Blaszczykowski went even closer in the 36th for Dortmund when he struck the crossbar after collecting a pass from Lewandowski.

The breakthrough finally came 10 minutes after the break when Reus set up a close-range shot for Lewandowski which left goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz no chance.

Lewandowski had chances to add to his tally over the remainder of the match but came up empty, while Bremen offered little in attack and slumped to its first defeat of the campaign after winning its previous two matches.