Giovanni Reyna’s first start for Borussia Dortmund ended in frustrating fashion as he left after 30 minutes through injury, but it did not stop them from claiming a big win over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Borussia Dortmund 6-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Dortmund was in complete control as they came away with a commanding win over Borussia Monchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park to take some of the gloom of their mid-week defeat to Rangers.

Giovanni Reyna’s brief appearance on the field saw him complete 75 percent of his passes, win 4 duels, and put one shot on goal. Joe Scally came on to play the final 23 minutes for the visitors.

The hosts had a chance to open the scoring after five minutes when Reyna sent a half-volley on target. That forced ‘Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer to parry the ball around the post.

Dortmund finally got on the scoreboard in the 26th minute through Marco Reus. Sommer was able to stop an initial shot from Donyell Malen’s, but the long-serving captain pounced on the rebound to put it away.

Reus then turned provider six minutes later when he released Malen with a through-ball to allow the Dutchman to score.

Monchengladbach tried their best to get back into the game in the second half, but the floodgates opened as time passed. Reus went on to assist on goals from Marius Wolf and Youssoufa Moukoko in the 70 and 74th minutes respectively.

The captain scored his second on the night in the 81st minute, and Emre Can would put away a spot-kick in stoppage time to give BVB a comfortable win.

Dortmund remains in second place in the standings with 49 points.

Notes

In other Bundesliga action, Tyler Adams came on to play the final 10 minutes for RB Leipzig and registered an assist in their 6-1 win over Hertha Berlin.

Timothy Tillman and Julian Green could not help Greuther Furth as they were beaten by their Bavarian rivals Bayern Munich by a 4-1 scoreline.

Tim Chandler played 82 minutes for Eintracht Frankfurt in their 1-0 loss to FC Cologne.

John Brooks went the distance while Kevin Paredes and Justin Che observed from the bench for their respective teams as Hoffenheim came from behind for a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg.

Ricardo Pepi came on to play the final 10 minutes for Augsburg in their 2-1 loss to Freiburg.

George Bello watched all the action from the bench as Arminia Bielefeld sealed a 1-0 victory over Union Berlin.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Ryan Malone played the full 90 for Hansa Rostock in their 1-1 draw with Darmstadt.

Down in the 3. Liga, Terrence Boyd played 82 minutes while Justin Butler came on for the final four minutes as Kaiserslautern settled for the 0-0 draw with Waldhof Mannheim.

Jaln Hawkins wents the distance for Saarbrucken in their 1-0 loss to Viktoria Cologne.

Lennard Maloney and Borussia Dortmund were on the losing end of a 2-0 defeat to leaders Magdeburg.

Kevin Lankford played the final 20 minutes as Wehen Wiesbaden booked a 2-0 win over Viktoria Berlin.

By Kenya Brown

Born in America, but raised in Europe and Asia, Kenya has loved soccer ever since his parents put a ball at his feet. While covering some of the top U.S. players around Europe, he loves putting the spotlight on players who are based in leagues off the beaten path. He also interviews coaches and other people in the game to gain more insight.

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