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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Michy Batshuayi (49')
  • Mario Götze (90'+2')

Gotze, Batshuayi score as Borussia Dortmund sink Hamburg

Mario Gotze scores for Borussia Dortmund against Hamburg. AP Photo/Martin Meissner

BERLIN -- Marco Reus made his first appearance of the season and Michy Batshuayi scored again as Borussia Dortmund moved to third in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win at home over Hamburger SV on Saturday.

Reus led the side as Dortmund captain on his return after a cruciate ligament injury sustained last May in the DFB Pokal final.

However, the Germany forward was unable to inspire Dortmund in a lacklustre first half. Hamburg defended well and looked more like scoring and there were whistles from disappointed Dortmund fans at the break.

The second half started as the first ended, but Christian Pulisic fired a ball across goal and Batshuayi slid in to score his third in two games since moving on loan from Chelsea. As promised, the Belgium international striker celebrated with a somersault.

Dortmund lived dangerously with Hamburg threatening an equaliser, but substitute Mario Gotze sealed the win in injury time after Andre Schurrle played him in to lift the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper. Batshuayi instigated the move with a good pass for Schurrle.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 15 +26 39
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 15 +17 30
3 Bayern Munich 15 +14 30
4 RB Leipzig 15 +14 28
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 15 +14 26
6 TSG Hoffenheim 15 +9 23
7 Hertha Berlin 15 +1 23
8 VfL Wolfsburg 15 +2 22
9 Werder Bremen 15 0 21
10 Mainz 15 -5 19
11 Bayer Leverkusen 15 -6 18
12 SC Freiburg 15 -5 17
13 Schalke 04 15 -5 15
14 FC Augsburg 15 -3 14
15 VfB Stuttgart 15 -19 14
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 15 -16 12
17 Nurnberg 15 -21 11
18 Hannover 96 15 -17 10