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Reus strikes twice as Dortmund trim Bayern’s lead

BERLIN (AFP) – Marco Reus defied the boos of the home crowd with two goals against Union Berlin on Sunday, as Borussia Dortmund cruised to a 3-0 win to narrow the gap at the top of the Bundesliga to six points.

Reus, who won a controversial penalty when the two teams met last season, was given a hostile welcome in the capital.

He silenced the home end with two first-half goals as Dortmund bounced back from last week’s loss to Leverkusen to claim their first ever away win at Union.

“Last week was really bad and we wanted to show a reaction today. It’s difficult to come here because Union are a really good team,” Reus told DAZN.

He batted away questions about the title race.

“We don’t need to keep answering those questions, so please stop asking it,” he said.

Team mate Mats Hummels was equally unwilling to talk about his side’s chances of catching runaway leaders Bayern, pointing instead to the fact that Dortmund now have a 12-point cushion in the race for the Champions League.

“I am just happy that we’ve opened up a huge lead on fifth place,” he said.

Dortmund’s forward Marco Reus scores his second goal past Union Berlin’s German goalkeeper Andreas Luthe. PHOTO: AFP
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