Marco Reus leads Dortmund to victory in the Battle of the Borussias

In their 6-0 win today, Marco Reus provided three assists and a brace.

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Borussia Dortmund took no chances in cutting down the gap between them and 1st placed Bayern Munich. Bayern, after suffering a humiliating 4-2 loss to VfL Bochum, got their revenge against last-placed SpVgg Greuther Furth as they beat them 4-1 and maintained their pressure on 2nd placed Dortmund.

Dortmund also got back to winning ways after a devastating 4-2 loss to Rangers FC in their first tie in the Europa League. Dortmund’s veteran captain, Marco Reus, started the scoring in the 26th minute after a slip-up from Sommer, M’gladbach’s keeper, following a shot from Donyell Malen. Sommer failed to secure the ball, which Reus controlled with his chest and thumped it into the back of the net with his right foot.

Donyell Malen was brought into the starting XI as a centre forward Erling Haaland their top-scorer, continues to suffer from a groin injury. Malen filled the space Haaland left as not only did he set up the first goal, but he went to score the second goal for The Black and Yellows which was assisted by a fine through ball from Reus.

Although Gladbach tried to stage a comeback through Hofmann, his efforts went in vain as he hit the crossbar in the 63rd minute. As they were picking up pace, the Dortmund substitute, Marius Wolf, killed all their hopes as he thundered the ball into the net from the right side following a pass from Reus.

Dortmund’s wonder boy, Youssoufa Moukoko, was the third player to be at the end of Reus’ assists as he came on from the bench to tap the ball in the 75th minute. Further, Reus added another goal to his tally as the assist from Hummels tore through Gladbach’s defence to make it 5-0.

The 6th goal came as the icing on the cake as Emre Can, the Turkish international successfully netted his 3rd penalty of the season and wrapped the Battle of Borussia.