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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 Monchengladbach 11 +13 25
2 RB Leipzig 11 +17 21
3 Bayern Munich 11 +13 21
4 SC Freiburg 11 +8 21
5 TSG Hoffenheim 11 +2 20
6 Borussia Dortmund 11 +8 19
7 Schalke 04 11 +6 19
8 Bayer Leverkusen 11 +2 18
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 11 +5 17
10 VfL Wolfsburg 11 +1 17
11 FC Union Berlin 11 -4 13
12 Hertha Berlin 11 -4 11
13 Fortuna Düsseldorf 11 -4 11
14 Werder Bremen 11 -6 11
15 FC Augsburg 11 -11 10
16 Mainz 11 -18 9
17 FC Cologne 11 -13 7
18 SC Paderborn 07 11 -15 4