Borussia Dortmund midfielder, Gio Reyna has continue his inpiring form for the BVB, creating three goals in the 4-0 rout of Freiburg at the Signal Iduna Park.
The United State of America international has now had a direct hand in five of Dortmund’s seven Bundesliga goals after three matches; one goal, four assists.
Haaland scored his 17th goal in 18 Bundesliga games in 2020 when the BVB scored four unreplied goals against the visitors. The Norwegian also created two goals from the four goals in the Bundesliga clash in front of 11,500 fans.
Manchester United target Jadon Sancho was missing again in action as he recovers from a respiratory infection. Gio, in his absence, helped the Yellow-Submarine, who has lost their previous two fixtures – defeats by Bayern Munich in the Super Cup and Augsburg in the league.
The 4-0 win was an emphatic return to form for Lucien Favre’s side that has now earned six points from three games.
RB Leipzig returns to the top of the log with a 4-0 victory over Schalke 04 while Eintracht Frankfurt is behind with fewer goals difference.
Borussia Dortmund vs Freiburg highlight
Marco Reus, through a great tackle won the ball in midfield from Nicolas Höfler, releasing the ball for Reyna to play in Erling Haaland, who duly provided a clinical finish across Florian Müller.
Dortmund doubled their lead with their first attempt on goal in the second interval when Reyna’s floated corner was met by a superb Emre Can header at the back post.
Reyna couldn’t make it a hat-trick of assists when Axel Witsel fired over a perfect opportunity from close range.
In the end, Reyna got the third assist, latching onto a loose Freiburg pass in midfield and sent Haaland in on goal. The Norwegian fired home a thunderous finish to complete his second brace of the league season.
He then turned provider in added time for Felix Passlack to round out the scoring with his first Bundesliga goal.
- Reyna has had a direct hand in five of Dortmund’s seven Bundesliga goals after three matches (one goal, four assists).
- Reyna is now the first 17-year-old to provide three assists in a Bundesliga game since data collection began.
- BVB are unbeaten in their last 19 Bundesliga matches against Freiburg.
- Haaland has scored 17 goals in 18 Bundesliga appearances to date, at a rate of one every 57 minutes.
- Dortmund’s No.9 has now scored braces in each of his two Bundesliga appearances at home this season.
- Thirteen of Streich’s 100 defeats as a Bundesliga head coach have come from 16 meetings with Dortmund.
- Passlack was making his 18th Bundesliga appearance.
Gio Reyna’s career stats
Since breaking into the Dortmund’s senior sqaud, Reyna has played two Champions League matches, two DFB Cup matches, one DFL Supercup, 18 Bundesliga games so far.
He is not usually in the books of referees as he had received just three yellow cards so far in the number of games state.
Reyna’s personal relationship
Reyna, the son of former United States player Claudio Reyna was born in Sunderland, while his father was playing for the former Premier League club that is now in the lower division.
Having played for the United States’ youth teams, Reyna is on the verge of making his international debut after impressing with Borussia Dortmund.
He has also attracted interest from the Portuguese, English, and Argentine national teams, for all of which he is indirectly eligible to play.
“I’m aware of the rumors, but it’s quite clear for me. I only want to play for the United States. That’s my home country,” he cleared the air in an interview on March 5, 2020.