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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Jacob Bruun Larsen (9')
  • Marco Reus (32', 58')
  • Achraf Hakimi (49')
  • Manuel Akanji (74')
  • Jadon Sancho (85')
  • Julian Weigl (88')

Marco Reus scores brace as Borussia Dortmund thrash Nurnberg

Marco Reus celebrates during Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga win over Nurnberg. Bernd Thissen/picture alliance via Getty Images

Captain Marco Reus scored twice as Borussia Dortmund crushed promoted Nuremberg 7-0 on Wednesday to move into second place in the Bundesliga, two points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Jacob Bruun Larsen chipped the Nuremberg keeper to open the scoring after a sensational assist from American Christian Pulisic and Reus doubled the lead with a missile shot in the 32nd minute of a one-sided game.

Germany winger Reus then grabbed his second in the second half after Achraf Hakimi had also found the net.

The hosts scored three more times in the last 16 minutes to lift them to 11 points, closing the gap on Bayern who drew 1-1 against Augsburg on Tuesday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Dortmund 22 +31 51
2 Bayern Munich 22 +24 48
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 +20 43
4 RB Leipzig 22 +22 41
5 Bayer Leverkusen 22 +7 36
6 VfL Wolfsburg 22 +5 35
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 +13 34
8 TSG Hoffenheim 22 +12 33
9 Werder Bremen 23 +4 32
10 Hertha Berlin 22 +3 32
11 Mainz 22 -13 27
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 22 -16 25
13 SC Freiburg 22 -8 24
14 Schalke 04 22 -7 23
15 FC Augsburg 22 -9 18
16 VfB Stuttgart 23 -32 16
17 Hannover 96 22 -27 14
18 Nurnberg 22 -29 13