Borussia Dortmund 2 Hamburg 0: Batshuayi helps give Reus a winning return


As the game wore on Dortmund began to exploit the spaces in behind the Hamburg defense and they should have grabbed their second just minutes after Batshuayi's opener.

While everyone at Borussia Dortmund celebrated a fourth German Cup trophy in May 2017 Marco Reus was forced to come to terms with another long-term injury.

Michy Batshuayi helped ensure Marco Reus' return ended in triumph as he continued his fine start to life at Borussia Dortmund with the opening goal in a hard-fought 2-0 Bundesliga win over Hamburg.

Batshuayi slid in to score his third goal in two games since moving on loan from Chelsea.

However, the Germany forward was unable to inspire Dortmund in a lackluster first half.

Ahead of this afternoon's home game against Hamburger SV, the Chelsea loanee admitted that he will copy their former striker's goal celebration.

Substitute Mario Goetze - who replaced Reus on 71 minutes - bravely bagged a second in stoppage time after being set up by Andre Schuerrle for a goal for the first time since the 2014 World Cup final.

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Batshuayi instigated the move with a good pass for Schurrle. We're glad we won.

Belgium global Batshuayi hit a debut double in the 3-2 victory against Cologne last week and he made it three goals in two appearances with a poacher's finish less than four minutes into the second half.

Robert Lewandowski matched an old record as league leader Bayern Munich defeated a courageous Schalke 2-1. His last Bundesliga appearance came a week earlier on the final day of the 2016/17 season, when he scored twice in a 4-3 triumph over Werder Bremen.

Dortmund leapt up to third after Bayer Leverkusen surprisingly lost 2-0 at home to Hertha Berlin to slip to fifth. Leon Goretzka, who is joining Bayern next season, inadvertently provided the assist with a wayward scissors kick.

Ante Rebic gave Frankfurt an early lead, but Cologne striker Simon Terrode equalised with a second-half penalty.

Freiburg lost for the first time in nine league games, crashing to a 2-1 defeat at Hanover 96, whose midfielder Felix Klaus scored the victor.