Lucien Favre’s Dortmund regained their nine point advantage over Bayern Munich with a hammering of Hannover 96.
Quoted by Dortmund's official website after the game, Favre said: "It was a very difficult first half for us. We struggled to create chances to score. Hannover performed well and showed great courage by pressing us very high up the pitch.”
Hakimi's lightening strike gave Dortmund the lead at the break before BVB ran riot, scoring four more times in the second half. Favre claimed that the quick second half goal from Reus made the game easier for his side to control and claim the all important three points.
Dortmund achieved a historic moment in reaching 48 points after 19 matches for the first time in the club's history.
WDWDWWWWDWWWWWWLWWW— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) January 26, 2019
Another day another dub ✅ pic.twitter.com/VJ2xWqyYnp
Favre’s side have tough run of fixtures coming up, starting with a trip to Frankfurt next Saturday before a midweek DFB Cup tie at home to Bremen, before returning to Bundesliga action against Hoffenheim on 9 February.