Borussia Dortmund climbed to the top of the Bundesliga after demolishing Cologne 6-1 on Saturday, with Sébastien Haller and captain Marco Reus both scoring twice.
Dortmund underlined their title ambitions by blowing away their opponents during an explosive four-goal first half performance at home.
Dortmund are now on 53 points, one ahead of Bayern Munich who are face Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday. Raphaël Guerreiro opened Dortmund’s account in the 15th minute after superb work down the wing from Donyell Malen.
Haller then thundered in after a quick passing move two minutes later. With Cologne playing catch-up it was only a matter of time until Dortmund scored again and Reus superbly rifled in just after half an hour before Malen scored with a powerful shot that keeper Marvin Schwäbe could not keep out.Read more on theguardian.com