WATCH: REUS: "WE HAVE TO KEEP THIS UP"
FULL TIME! DORTMUND 6-0 GLADBACH
Reus orchestrates a big Dortmund win that closes the gap on leaders Bayern back to six points. Superb team display - and the perfect response following a tough week. Gladbach stay 13th, only four points above the relegation play-off spot.
THE JOY OF SIX!
Bensebaini catches Wolf in the area. He avoids a second booking, but not a penalty. Can steps up, and places his spot-kick just beyond Sommer, who got a hand to it.
GOAL!6 : 0
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Nico Schulz 33.24km/h
Donyell Malen 32.92km/h
Alassane Pléa 32.82km/h
Dahoud travels a long way unchecked, before feeding Brandt in the box. He hits it first time, curling narrowly over Sommer's goal.
Dortmund's captain fantastic scores his second of the contest. He collects Hummels' fabulous through-ball, showing an outrageous first touch to take it in his stride, and makes no mistake with the finish. Eleven goals and eight assists in 15 meetings with his former employers - some record!
GOAL!5 : 0
Dortmund have scored at least twice in all 12 of their home Bundesliga games this season, totalling 37 goals. That's a league high shared with leaders Bayern. The top two have also claimed 30 points from a possible 36 in front of their own fans.
Sommer gets down well to deny Brandt a fifth BVB goal. Dortmund have been brilliant today.
Kramer replaces Kone in the Gladbach midfield. He'll put himself about in the closing stages, even if it's only to prevent further embarrassment.
MOUKOKO MAKES IT FOUR!
Dortmund are running riot! Wolf finds Reus in a similar position to where he put away BVB's third. The captain sidefoots a telling ball across goal, and Moukoko - stealing in ahead of Scally - applies the finish with his left foot.
GOAL!4 : 0
What an introduction! Reus collects a pass on the edge of the Gladbach area. For a second, it looks like he might go for goal, but he has other ideas. An intutitive pass for the overlapping Wolf is lashed home, off the underside of the crossbar, with aplomb. Surely game over.
GOAL!3 : 0
Moukoko, Wolf and Schulz - the latter another with Gladbach history - join the action for Dortmund. Malen, Hazard and Guerreiro make way. Joe Scally is on for Gladbach right-back Stefan Lainer, meanwhile.
A WHISKER AWAY!
Hazard pings over a fierce cross from the right. Malen tries to get in-between the Gladbach defenders, but can't make a connection.
Hofmann collects a cross-field pass from Plea. He breezes past Hummels into the box, before finding the angle of post and bar with Kobel beaten. Almost a stunning goal from the former Dortmund youngster.
Speculative from Malen as he tries to catch out Sommer from distance. The Dutchman doesn't trouble the Gladbach No.1, but the BVB fans applaud the idea.
BVB MUCH IMPROVED
2 off target
5 on target
2 off target
5 on target
Hazard goes to shoot on the run, but Bensebaini nips in as he goes to connect. It's a painful one for the Belgian, who wins a free-kick that Guerreiro proceeds to plant straight at Sommer.
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
Attacking change from Gladbach as French forward Marcus Thuram replaces defender Marvin Friedrich. Hütter looks to be switching to a back four. As for Dortmund, Reus is OK to continue.
HALF-TIME! DORTMUND 2-0 GLADBACH
Goals from Gladbach old boy Marco Reus and Donyell Malen have Dortmund in control at the halfway point, but Kobel's made some big saves to preserve BVB's clean sheet.
TIME ADDED ON
Four additional minutes in Dortmund. The hosts have slowed the pace right down following those personnel-related stoppages.
REUS IN A DAZE
Dortmund's captain looks very groggy as he receives treatment from the physios. Rose and Co. won't be taking any risks, given it's a head injury.
Kobel catches Reus with an elbow as he punches clear a cross. Bellingham's also moving gingerly, but it's Zagadou who makes way after pulling up with a muscular problem moments ago. Marin Pongracic is on in the BVB defence.
Gladbach continue to make in-roads in the final third as a ball is cut back to Neuhaus. He's dead central and hits it first time from inside the area, but Kobel makes the block with his trailing leg.
MALEN MAKES IT TWO!
Dortmund stretch their lead in the Battle of the Borussias! Malen starts the move on halfway, before finding Reus and continuing his run. He tears past Friedrich onto the return ball and squeezes an effort past Sommer, who gets a touch but can't keep it out.
GOAL!2 : 0
Embolo slips a pass into the box for Hofmann. He's denied at close quarters by the spread-eagle Kobel, with Bensebaini milimetres from applying the finishing touch to the loose ball. Meanwhile Brandt's on for the injured Reyna.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Donyell Malen 32.92km/h
Alassane Pléa 32.82km/h
Stefan Lainer 31.47km/h
Gio Reyna is down, cluthing his groin. He's in tears as he makes it back to his feet, so clearly felt something. On his first Bundesliga start since Matchday 3, too.
DORTMUND STRIKE FIRST
The hosts break the deadlock in the Battle of the Borussias. Malen races past Ginter and exchanges passes with Guerreiro. Sommer gets down well to make the block, but can't prevent Reus turning in the rebound.
GOAL!1 : 0
Kobel sticks out a boot to deny Kone at point-blank range. That all came about following a mistake by ex-Gladbach midfielder Dahoud.
SWING AND A MISS
Hazard drives up the right, before crossing towards edge of the Gladbach area. It looks like being an easy one for Ginter, but he completely miscues and concedes a corner. Luckily for the former BVB defender, the ensuing set-piece comes to nothing.
Bensebaini drags down former Gladbach man Thorgan Hazard. He can have no complaints, and will have to watch his step from here on out. Zagadou went into the book minutes earlier for an over-zealous aerial challenge on Lainer.
Gio Reyna and Thorgan Hazard take a swing at a bouncing ball on the edge of the box. Reyna connects first, the US midfielder catching it really well and forcing Sommer into a full-stretch save.
Dortmund break at speed. Malen has room to attack, but Friedrich forces him wide and onto his weaker left foot, with the eventual shot not troubling Sommer in the Gladbach goal.
Just the 10,000 fans in attendance, though it sounds like a good few thousand more. Full stadiums in Germany could return from 20 March.
LET'S GET IT ON!
Gladbach get the ball rollling, kicking from right to left at the Signal Iduna Park.
The teams are out in rainy Dortmund for the 100th Battle of the Borussias of the Bundesliga era.
HOPE FOR DORTMUND
BVB have one of the best home records in the Bundesliga this season with 27 points from 11 games so far. That haul stems from nine wins and two defeats, while they're averaging three goals per game on their own patch. Gladbach, by contrast, have struggled on the road this term, winning just twice in 11 matches. They've also drawn three and lost six, and are averaging nearly two goals against per game.
WATCH: GLADBACH'S CHANGING ROOM ALL SET
TEAM NEWS - DORTMUND
BVB boss Marco Rose has made three changes to his team in the wake of the defeat to Rangers during the week. Akanji is out with injury, while Brandt and Witsel drop to the bench. In come Can, Hazard and Reyna, the latter making his first start in 177 days (since 27 August last year).
TEAM NEWS - GLADBACH
Adi Hütter has named an unchanged side following last week's 3-2 win over Augsburg, making it a third consecutive game with the same starting XI. It's the first time in almost three years that that has happened with Gladbach.
WATCH: WET AND WINDY IN DORTMUND
DORTMUND STARTING XI
Kobel - Can, Hummels, Zagadou, Guerreiro - Dahoud, Bellingham - Reyna, Reus (c), Hazard - Malen
Hitz, Schulz, Pongracic, Brandt, Reinier, Witsel, Wolf, Moukoko, Tigges
GLADBACH STARTING XI
Sommer (c) - Ginter, Friedrich, Elvedi - Lainer, Kone, Neuhaus, Bensebaini - Hofmann, Plea - Embolo
Sippel, Beyer, Netz, Jantschke, Scally, Kramer, Benes, Herrmann, Thuram
HOW WILL DORTMUND LINE UP?
Erling Haaland, Manuel Akanji and Thomas Meunier have all been ruled out of today's game, leaving significant gaps in the BVB team. Who will replace them? It's likely that Emre Can will drop in at right-back in place of Meunier, with Zagadou continuing in defence for Akanji. There's no like-for-like replacement for Haaland, so the load is set to be shared across Marco Reus, Julian Brandt and Donyell Malen up front.
50 UP FOR BELLINGHAM
WATCH: MARCO REUS IN FOCUS
HÜTTER CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC
Gladbach are somewhat on the up after a win and a draw in their last two games ended a run of four straight losses in all competitions. Foals coach Adi Hütter said his side will head to the Signal Iduna Park with cautious optimism of extending their positive sequence. "We are still shipping too many goals, but we mustn’t forget that we put in a good performance in a difficult situation against Augsburg (3-2),” the visiting coach said. “BVB have a lot of strengths, but also weaknesses. We will try to come up with a good game plan in order to pick up points in Dortmund."
ROSE EYEING REACTION
For Dortmund coach Marco Rose, the challenge is to lift morale following Thursday's reverse against Rangers in the Europa League. "We sat down together yesterday, and it went on a bit longer than usual," the BVB tactician said of his team talk after the 4-2 loss. "We want to put in a transformed performance," Rose said ahead of Gladbach's visit, adding, "It's a home game that we definitely want to win."
Welcome to the 100th Bundesliga meeting between Dortmund and Gladbach! For the statisticians among you, BVB have won 40 of the teams' previous meetings in the German top flight while the Foals have 31 wins. Who will come out on top today?
WATCH: BORUSSIAS BRACED FOR BATTLE
Thanks for joining us for live build-up and coverage of the Battle of the Borussias as Dortmund host Gladbach.