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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 Bayern Munich 34 +56 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +37 76
3 RB Leipzig 34 +34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 58
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +13 55
6 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +12 55
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +12 54
8 Werder Bremen 34 +9 53
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 51
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -16 44
11 Hertha Berlin 34 -8 43
12 Mainz 34 -11 43
13 SC Freiburg 34 -15 36
14 Schalke 04 34 -18 33
15 FC Augsburg 34 -20 32
16 VfB Stuttgart 34 -38 28
17 Hannover 96 34 -40 21
18 Nurnberg 34 -42 19