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Batshuayi strike seals narrow Dortmund win

Berlin: A superb goal off the outside of his boot by Michy Batshuayi gave Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win over Hanover on Sunday and kept them third in the Bundesliga.

Batshuayi, on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season, gave Dortmund the three points at home with a wonderful piece of individual skill midway through the first-half.

The Belgian international claimed arguably the best of his eight goals in just 12 games for Dortmund by flicking the ball into the net from a corner.

Having hit the post after just 35 seconds, Batshuayi has his back on goal when he stabbed at Andre Schuerrle's cross on 24 minutes and his effort sailed past Hanover's goalkeeper.

It was his sixth German league goal in seven Bundesliga games with Dortmund after spending the first half of the season stuck on Chelsea's bench.

"I saw the path to the goal wasn't clear, but there was just a small gap and luckily it came off,"  Batshuayi told Eurosport about his wonder goal. "We were very physical and mentally very strong. You could see that the team really wanted the three points."

Hanover had their chance to equalise on 81 minutes when Brazilian striker Jonathas headed on from a free-kick and the ball was poked over the line, but the goal was ruled offside.

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