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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 Bayern Munich 26 +41 60
2 Borussia Dortmund 26 +34 60
3 RB Leipzig 26 +24 49
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 +14 47
5 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 +21 46
6 Bayer Leverkusen 26 +7 42
7 VfL Wolfsburg 26 +5 42
8 Werder Bremen 26 +8 39
9 TSG Hoffenheim 26 +12 38
10 Hertha Berlin 26 +1 35
11 SC Freiburg 26 -5 31
12 Fortuna Düsseldorf 26 -17 31
13 Mainz 26 -18 30
14 FC Augsburg 26 -10 25
15 Schalke 04 26 -17 23
16 VfB Stuttgart 26 -30 20
17 Hannover 96 26 -37 14
18 Nurnberg 26 -33 13