Moukoko goal sends Dortmund top, Reus injured


Moukoko heads in the late breakthrough goal for Dortmund

Youssoufa Moukoko ends the stalemate between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke with a late header.

Youssoufa Moukoko's powerful header gave Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 victory over local rivals Schalke in the Ruhr valley derby on Saturday to send them top of the Bundesliga.

The 17-year-old headed in at the far post in the 79th minute to take Dortmund to the summit on 15 points and become the youngest ever scorer in a Ruhr derby.

There was bad news for the hosts, however, as their captain Marco Reus was carried off with what looked like a serious ankle injury after a collision with Schalke's Florian Flick.

The Germany international, who was called up for the Nations League matches against Hungary and England this month, turned his ankle and had to be treated on the pitch for several minutes before being taken off in the 32nd minute.

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Reus sat out Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning run after being injured in the final warm-up game before their departure to Brazil. He also missed Euro 2016 due to injury.

Dortmund were the better side throughout but hit a wall with Schalke's defence working hard. Schalke, however, offered little in terms of attack, and had to wait more than an hour for their first shot towards goal.

Dortmund winger Donyell Malen was a constant source of trouble for Schalke and the hosts should have scored well before Moukoko drilled in his header from a Marius Wolf cross.

Jude Bellingham's first-half header was saved by Schalke keeper Alexander Schwolow, who also denied Wolf late in the first half.

Dortmund wasted several more chances before Moukoko's entry in place of Anthony Modeste in the 64th changed the game, with the teenager finding the right gap in the box to rise and meet Wolf's cross for the winner.