'He reminded Bayern there are still some top players at Dortmund' - Goal's World Player of the Week Marco Reus

World Player of the Week
Marco Reus
AGE 24
PLAYS FOR Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund
4-2 Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund issued a serious statement of intent in defeating Bayern Munich 4-2 in the DFL Supercup on Saturday - and Marco Reus did most of the talking.

It's fair to say that die Schwarzgelben were hit hard by their Champions League final loss to the Bavarians in May, but judging by the comments made by the likes of Mats Hummels, Mario Gotze's defection to the Allianz Arena hurt more.

The central defender claimed that there were no justifiable "sporting reasons" for leaving Signal Iduna Park and Reus supported that argument by inspiring Jurgen Klopp's men to a fully deserved victory over their great rivals.

The 24-year-old attacker struck twice during a virtuoso performance that has, as Goal Germany's Daniel Buse explains, only strengthened Dortmund's belief that they can get the better of Bayern this season.

"On Saturday, Marco Reus showed that he is ready, willing and able to front Dortmund's bid to snatch the Bundesliga crown from Bayern this season," he enthused.

"They struck the first blow in what promises to be a fascinating fight by securing the Supercup and Reus was once again BVB’s principal attacking weapon.

"He reacted fast to give Dortmund an early lead and he raced away with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score the last goal in a 4-2 win.

"Bayern may have nabbed Dortmund's best player by landing Gotze earlier this summer but Reus reminded the Bavarians that die Schwarzgelben still have some outstanding players left in their squad who are capable of mounting a serious title challenge."

Congratulations to Marco Reus, Goal's 220th World Player of the Week winner!

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