Dortmund 3-0 Bochum: Moukoko brace helps Die Borussen prevail

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Borussia Dortmund beat Bochum with a 3-0 victory on Saturday at the Signal Iduna Park. Dortmund were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two matches against Eintracht Frankfurt away and Stuttgart at home, by 2-1 and 5-0 respectively. Bochum had lost their previous match against Wolfsburg. Dortmund and Bochum sit 3rd, (25 points) and 17th, (7 points), spots respectively, after 13 matches.

Die Borussen started strongly in the first half, when Youssoufa Moukoko opened the rout, 8 minutes in. The momentum was again with Dortmund, who then scored again courtesy of a goal from Giovanni Reyna, 12 minutes in to establish a 2-0 result. They then scored again, pulling level thanks to a second effort from Youssoufa Moukoko just before half-time, finishing the first half 3-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 3-0.

Substitutions for Dortmund included Felix Passlack, Karim Adeyemi, Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard and Anthony Modeste for Niklas Sule, Donyell Malen, Giovanni Reyna, Raphael Guerreiro and Youssoufa Moukoko, respectively. Bochum brought on Christopher Antwi-Adjej, Gerrit Holtmann, Silvere Ganvoula, Patrick Osterhage and Philipp Forster, to replace Simon Zoller, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Philipp Hofmann, Kostas Stafylidis and Kevin Stoger.

There were bookings for Salih Ozcan from Dortmund. For Bochum, Cristian Gamboa saw yellow.

Dortmund will next travel to Wolfsburg, while Bochum will face B Mönchengladbach at home.

Technical card:
Borussia Dortmund:Gregor Kobel, Niklas Sule (Felix Passlack, min.67), Nico Schlotterbeck, Mats Hummels, Raphael Guerreiro (Thorgan Hazard, min.78), Giovanni Reyna (Marco Reus, min.68), Salih Ozcan, Julian Brandt, Jude Bellingham, Donyell Malen (Karim Adeyemi, min.67) and Youssoufa Moukoko (Anthony Modeste, min.83)
Bochum:Manuel Riemann, Cristian Gamboa, Ivan Ordets, Vasilis Lampropoulos, Danilo Soares, Anthony Losilla, Kostas Stafylidis (Patrick Osterhage, min.77), Kevin Stoger (Philipp Forster, min.87), Philipp Hofmann (Silvere Ganvoula, min.71), Simon Zoller (Christopher Antwi-Adjej, min.70) and Jordi Osei-Tutu (Gerrit Holtmann, min.71)
Stadium:the Signal Iduna Park
Goals:Youssoufa Moukoko (1-0, min. 8), Giovanni Reyna (2-0, min. 12) and Youssoufa Moukoko (3-0, min. 45)