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World Player of the Week
Marco Reus
 
AGE 23
POSITION Forward
FOR Borussia Dortmund
WEEK IN NUMBERS
APPS (GOALS SCORED) 2 (3)
TIME ON PITCH 180
PREVIOUS WINS 1
Shakhtar Donetsk
2-2 Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Marco Reus has been excellent throughout Borussia Dortmund's season, and has been awarded our latest World Player of the Week award after a stellar hat-trick against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's men spent much of the match against the fourth-placed Bundesliga side with 10 men on the pitch, however, the former Borussia Monchengladbach star scored three times to ensure BVB were left unharmed by being a man down.

As well as being the crucial component in Saturday's 3-0 win, Reus excelled in Dortmund's Champions League last-16 clash against Shakhtar Donetsk, and the reigning German champions - who topped a group that included Real Madrid and Manchester City - have two away goals to take into their home leg as a result.

Goal.com's Falko Bloeding said: "It has been another amazing week for Marco Reus. Having already played strongly against Donetsk in the Champions League on Wednesday (which finished 2-2), the Germany international was even more impressive during Dortmund's 3-0 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt.

"In a match that had been considered difficult for the reigning champions, Reus scored twice in the opening 10 minutes. Both times he showed his ability to finish clinically when it mattered. In 11 games this season, the 23-year-old has managed to score the first goal in the match.

"Even after Julian Schieber got sent off on Saturday, the hosts were not in danger. That was due to Reus, who made it three during the second half. The former Gladbach man has now collected an impressive 15 goals and 10 assists in 32 matches for BVB."

Congratulations to Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus, Goal.com's 196th World Player of the Week winner!

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Ben S: "Grenier in OL's 4-0 win at Bordeaux."

Goal.com's Joe Wright: "PSG faltered, which makes Grenier's goals mean even more in the title race.

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Raheem Gabriel: "Helegbe was excellent in their Caf Champions League match."

Goal.com's Kent Mensah: "The midfielder was immense throughout their 7-0 thrashing of Sony Ela Nguema."

Stevan Jovetic - Fiorentina

Tom Sims: "Jovetic in Inter's 4-1 defeat."

Goal.com's Miles Chambers: "Inter's away woes continued thanks to a show-stopping performance from Fiorentina, and in particular Stevan Jovetic."

Lionel Messi - Barcelona

@cam_ferdy: "Lionel Messi for scoring 301 goals for Barcelona."

Goal.com's Stephen McIlkenny: "Another day, another milestone for the two-goal Barca hero versus Granada."

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