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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Achraf Hakimi (24')
  • Marco Reus (60')
  • Mario Götze (62')
  • Raphaël Guerreiro (67')
  • Axel Witsel (90')
  • Marvin Bakalorz (86')

Dortmund hammer Hannover with quickfire treble to go nine clear

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund scored three times in seven minutes to demolish lowly Hannover 96 5-1 on Saturday and move nine points clear at the top of the table.

Dortmund captain Marco Reus hit the post and Raphael Guerreiro also went close in the first half before Achraf Hakimi thundered in to give the hosts the lead in the 24th minute.

The Morocco international set up Reus for his 12th league goal of the season in the 60th minute before Dortmund turned on the afterburners, scoring twice more through Mario Gotze two minutes later and Guerreiro in the 67th to leave the Hannover defence in tatters.

Marvin Bakalorz snatched a consolation goal for the visitors in the 86th minute after a superb solo run and a deflected effort before Axel Witsel completed Dortmund's win in the 90th.

The Ruhr valley club, who take on Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League next month, are now on 48 points, nine ahead of second-placed Bayern Munich, who host VfB Stuttgart on Sunday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 RB Leipzig 15 +26 33
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +14 31
3 Borussia Dortmund 15 +18 29
4 Bayern Munich 15 +20 27
5 Schalke 04 14 +7 25
6 SC Freiburg 15 +6 25
7 Bayer Leverkusen 15 +2 25
8 TSG Hoffenheim 15 -6 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 +1 20
10 FC Union Berlin 15 -1 20
11 FC Augsburg 15 -4 20
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +2 18
13 Hertha Berlin 15 -8 15
14 Mainz 15 -18 15
15 Werder Bremen 15 -12 14
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 15 -16 12
17 FC Cologne 15 -16 11
18 SC Paderborn 07 15 -15 9