December 18, 2018

Batshuayi scores again as Dortmund win

11 February 2018, 07:11 | Anna Jefferson

GETTYIs Christian Pulisic on his way to the Premier League

Christian Pulisic

Michy Batshuayi scored his third goal in two games since joining Borussia Dortmund as they celebrated the return of Marco Reus from injury with a 2-0 win over troubled SV Hamburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday. "But in our situation it's simply important to earn the points regularly", Reus said of Dortmund's lackluster first half against a well-organized Hamburg. The Chelsea faithful were, understandably, not happy that he was performing elsewhere while we were left short.

The second half started as the first ended, but Christian Pulisic fired a ball across goal and Batshuayi slid in to score his third goal in two games since moving on loan from Chelsea. "It gives us bit of a rest and takes us a step further".

Bayer Leverkusen (35 points) missed a chance to go second when they lost 2-0 at home to Hertha Berlin.

Plenty has changed since he last started a game for Dortmund.

Bayern have won 11 and drawn four of their past 15 matches against Schalke, whose last win over the Bavarians was in the 2010/11 season.

Lewandowski let James Rodriguez pass through for Thomas Mueller, who let fly to draw a save from Ralf Faehrmann, and Lewandowski followed up to prod home the rebound.

The hosts, who had lost only once in their previous 16 games, came closest after a huge goalmouth scramble after an indirect free kick from Leon Bailey.

Schalke refused to buckle, however, and was rewarded for its intensity when Franco di Santo equalized before the half-hour mark.

But Bayern regained the lead seven minutes later with a crafty effort from Mueller who got to the byline, saw that Faehrmann was expecting him to pull the ball back and threaded his shot between the goalkeeper and the near post. Bayern held on to stay 18 points clear.

Borussia Dortmund beat Hamburg 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Signal Iduna Park in what was a very impressive display from die Schwarzgelben.

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

"Together with dear God we defended well and deserved to win in the end", Hertha coach Pal Dardai said.

Eintracht Frankfurt stormed up to fourth with a 4-2 thrashing of bottom side Cologne.

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.

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