Dortmund 2 - 0 Hamburger SV
49' Batshuayi M. (Pulisic C.) [DOR]
90+2' Gotze M. (Schurrle A.) [DOR]
Michy Batshuayi and Mario Gotze helped ensure Marco Reus' return ended in triumph as Michy continued his fine start to life at Borussia Dortmund with the opening goal in a hard-fought 2-0 Bundesliga win over Hamburg.
The Belgium international 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.
Reus showed no signs of rust during the 71 minutes of his comeback, but - despite an attacking line-up also including Andre Schurrle, Christian Pulisic and Shinji Kagawa - Dortmund found the going tough against Bernd Hollerbach's well-drilled side.
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- January loan signing Michy Batshuayi became the first Dortmund player since Adrian Ramos in August/September 2014 to score in his first two games for BVB in the German top flight.
- Mario Gotze scored on an assist by Andre Schurrle – the last time in all competitions that these two players combined in this way was the winning goal in the World Cup Final 2014 (1-0 aet against Argentina).
- Marco Reus made his first appearance in all competitions this season, remaining without a shot but creating the most chances of all players in the game (4).
- Manuel Akanji made his first appearance in Dortmund’s starting XI, winning 75% of his duels (12 of 16) and recording an excellent passing accuracy of 93% - he found a team-mate with all 18 passes he made into the opposite half.
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