Borussia Dortmund beat Hamburg 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Signal Iduna Park in what was a very impressive display from die Schwarzgelben.
Goals on the day came from new boy Michy Batshuayi and Mario Gotze, as the win lifts Dortmund into third place following Bayer Leverkusen's surprise defeat to Hertha Berlin.
Dortmund controlled the majority of the first period. However, despite their possession they failed to break down the Hamburg back line and test
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As the game wore on Dortmund began to exploit the spaces in behind the Hamburg defence and they should have grabbed their second just minutes after Batshuayi's opener.
After being slipped through by Reus, Andre Schurrle found himself one-on-one with Mathenia, however the German failed to beat the Hamburg number one and the home side still only led by the one goal.
In the dying moments of the game Dortmund finally got their second goal of the game, as Schurrle broke away and slipped in Gotze, who replaced Reus, and the midfielder chipped the ball over the onrushing Mathenia and in doing so gave the home side all three points.