Giovanni Reyna returned to the starting lineup for Borussia Dortmund and scored his first goal in over a year as they decimated Stuttgart.

Borussia Dortmund 5-0 Stuttgart

Borussia Dortmund was dominant from start to finish as they earned a shutout win over Stuttgart at Signal Iduna Park.

Giovanni Reyna started for BVB and played 66 minutes, completing 79 percent of his passes, winning three duels, and making two tackles along with one shot.

The hosts opened the scoring just two minutes into the contest when Jude Bellingham steered the ball home from a low cross by Niklas Sule. Sule doubled their lead in the 13th minute when redirected the ball into the back of the net from a Raphael Guerreiro free-kick.

Dortmund was in complete control in the first half and that led to Reyna scoring his first goal of the Bundesliga season a minute before halftime. The 19-year-old has been working his way back into form after a long spell with injuries and he made this opportunity count as he received a pass from Youssouffa Moukoko on the left side of the box and he sent a curler around Stuttgart goalkeeper Florian Muller.

The hosts kept their momentum going into the second half as Bellingham scored his second of the day in the 53rd minute. Moukoko completed the rout with Dortmund’s fifth goal in the 72nd minute.

The win puts BVB in fifth place in the standings with 19 points.

Notes

Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Joe Scally started and played 90-plus minutes for Borussia Monchengladbach before being subbed off as they were beaten 3-1 by Eintracht Frankfurt, with Timothy Chandler on the bench.

Jordan Pefok played 62 minutes for Union Berlin as they fell to Bochum in a 2-1 defeat which leave a point ahead of second-place Bayern Munich.

Kevin Paredes started his first game for Wolfsburg as they shared the spoils with Bayer Leverkusen following a 2-2 draw.

In the 2. Bundesliga, Terrence Boyd scored both goals for Kaiserslautern in the 2-0 win over a Ryan Malone-less Hansa Rostock.

Lennard Maloney won the American battle over Julian Green and Timothy Tillman as Heidenheim came away with a 3-1 win over Greuther Furth.

George Bello watched from the bench as Arminia Bielefeld secured a 2-0 win over St. Pauli.

Down in the 3. Liga, Mael Corboz was on the scoresheet for Verl as they held on for a 3-2 win over Erzgebirge Aue.

Both Justin Butler and Jalen Hawkins came off the bench for Ingolstadt in their 2-0 win over Oldenburg.

Isaiah Young played 78 minutes for Rot-Weiss Essen in their 2-1 win over Waldhof Mannheim.

Johan Gomez came off the bench to play 30 minutes for Zwickau in their 1-0 loss to Freiberg II.

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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