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Gio Reyna brace sparks Borussia Dortmund rout over Austria Vienna

USA teenager Gio Reyna kickstarted a high-scoring friendly win for Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, striking a brace in an 11-2 triumph over Austria Vienna.

Dortmund 11-2 Austria Vienna
Goals: 1-0
Reyna (9'), 2-0 Reyna (23'), 2-1 Mondschein (33'), 3-1 Guerreiro (41'), 4-1 Pherai (44'), 5-1 Sancho (53'), 5-2 Jukic (54'), 6-2 Can (65'), 7-2 Wolf (73'), 8-2 Hazard (pen. 76'), 9-2 Bellingham (78'), 10-2 Duman (81'), 11-2 Schulz (86')

It didn't take long for Dortmund to hit their stride, with Reyna lashing in from 15 yards after his clever run beat the offside trap. The 17-year-old doubled his side's advantage midway through the half, finishing smartly with his left foot after being teed up by Manuel Akanji. BVB continued to dominate but were pegged back when Christoph Mondschein escaped his marker in the box to head in a cross from the left. Undeterred, Lucien Favre's side quickly restored their two-goal cushion when Raphael Guerreiro swept home from the left, while Immanuel Pherai scored his first senior goal to but the outcome of the game beyond doubt at the break.

Favre swapped all 11 players at the interval but there was no disruption to speak of, as Sancho soon added his name to the scoresheet with a cool finish from Emre Can's pass. Aleksander Jukic pulled another goal back for the Austrians with a superb strike from the edge of the area, but Vienna tired in the closing stages and their resistance well and truly broke. Goals from Can, Marius Wolf, Thorgan Hazard, and a first BVB strike from Jude Bellingham - set up by Sancho - put Dortmund well clear, with Taylan Duman and Nico Schulz adding two more late on to round out a one-sided pre-season fixture.

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  • Youssoufa Moukoko could become the youngest Bundesliga debutant in history on Matchday 8, with Dortmund travelling to Hertha Berlin on the weekend of his 16th birthday.
  • Dortmund reverted to a 4-2-3-1 against Altach. They used the system in 12 games until November last season before seeing out the rest of the campaign with a 3-4-3.
  • Stöger was Dortmund coach for five months between December 2017 and May 2018, helping them from eighth in the table to fourth, and, with it, UEFA Champions League qualification.
  • Dortmund and Vienna have previously met twice in competitive fixtures, BVB winning home and away in the first round of the 2003/04 UEFA Cup. Lars Ricken - something of a mentor for Moukoko - scored the winner in both games.
  • Monschein was the only Vienna player to tally in double figures for goals last season. Dortmund had three - Sancho (17), Haaland (13) and Reus (11).

Line-ups

Dortmund: Bürki (Hitz 46') – Morey (Wolf 46'), Meunier (Piszczek 46'), Akanji (Can 46'), Passlack (Schulz 46') – Reyna (Delaney 46'), Witsel (Bellingham 46'), Guerreiro (Duman 46') – Knauff (Sancho 46'), Brandt (Raschl 46'), Pherai (Hazard 46')

Vienna: Pentz (Helac 46') - Demaku (Martschinko 46'), Borkovic (Sax 46'), Madl, Suttner (Zwierschitz 46') - Ebner (Hahn 46'), Grünwald (Radulovic 46') - Sarkaria (Handl 46'), Mester (Braunöder 46'), Wimmer (Pichler 46') - Monschein (Jukic 46')

Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham both got on the scoredsheet for BVB in the second half. - Revierfoto via www.imago-images.de/imago images/Revierfoto

As it happened

FULL TIME!

The referee blows his whistle right on 90 minutes, putting Vienna out of their misery. It was a dominant performance from start to finish from BVB, especially in the second half, and the scoreline is by no means flattering to them.

86' SCHULZ VOLLEYS HOME!

Schulz arrives into the left-hand corner of the box and is picked out with a ball floated over the defence. He strikes the ball on the volley and although it's on target the goalkeeper should save it - but it squirms underneath him and rolls over the line.

81' DOUBLE FIGURES FOR DORTMUND

Hazard releases Bellingham down the left and he looks up and sees Duman unmarked in the box. It's an easy finish for the BVB academy graduate.

78' BELLINGHAM GETS IN ON THE ACT

The 17-year-old overlaps Sancho on the edge of the box and his compatriot plays him in with a delicate flick. Bellingham is one-on-one with the keeper and dinks the ball over him and into the net.

76' HAZARD FROM THE SPOT

Raschl wins a penalty, dribbling past a couple of defenders before being brought down illegally. Hazard steps up to take the ensuing spot-kick and casually side-foots it in.

74' WOLF ON TARGET

A stunning piece of skill from Sancho on the right, flicking the ball against his own heel and flicking it around a defender before setting up a teammate for a shot. It's saved, but Dortmund are first to the rebound and Can drills a low ball across the face of goal from the left for Wolf to tap in from close range.

73' LOVELY FROM RASCHL

The young attacking midfielder does superbly in tight space in the box, flicking controlling the ball well before flicking it over his marker's head and getting a shot away that was well saved by the goalkeeper.

70' DORTMUND WELL ON TOP

We're back underway and BVB are still not letting up, continuing to push forward at every opportunity. So far they've enjoyed around 65 per cent of possession, and have had 13 shots to Vienna's four.

67' DRINKS BREAK

We'll have a brief break in play as the players are given time to grab a drink of water.

65' SANCHO ASSIST, CAN GOAL!

Sancho curls in a corner from the left and Can powers into the six-yard box, heading in from close range to make it 6-2.

62' SANCHO CAUSING PROBLEMS

The England international wins a corner after a good dribble into the box down the right. Sancho delivers it himself, but Vienna are eventually able to clear - by smashing the ball high over the stand and out of the stadium!

58' HAZARD OFFSIDE

Dortmund's passing out from the back and in midfield is too quick and crisp for Vienna, culminating with a brilliant crossfield pass that appears to have released Hazard. However, he's called back for offside and the Austrian side can breathe a sigh of relief.

56' RASCHL HITS THE WOODWORK

Dortmund make good headway down the left once again and this time it's Hazard who's in space, pulling the ball back for Raschl, whose first-time shot with the outside of his right boot strikes the crossbar.

54' VIENNA PULL ONE BACK

The home side grab their second of the game as BVB fail to deal with a low cross from the right. It falls kindly for Jukic on the edge of the Dortmund area and he smacks an unstoppable shot high into the net past Hitz.

52' SANCHO MAKES IT FIVE!

Can charges forward down the left, before cutting back past a defender and on to his right foot. He lifts his head and spies Sancho unmarked inside the box. He picks out the Englishman, who coolly finishes into the bottom corner.

50' CHANCE FOR DUMAN

A glimpse of an opening for BVB following some neat interplay on the left and a lovely flick over the defence looks like it's teed up Duman, but he's flagged for offside.

46' NEW LINE-UP

BVB coach Favre has swapped all 11 players at the break, so Dortmund are now playing thus:

Hitz - Piszczek, Can, Schulz - Duman, Bellingham, Delaney, Raschl - Sancho, Hazard, Wolf

SECOND HALF!

We're underway again as Dortmund get the ball rolling. There have been a couple of changes at the break - confirmation of those coming up shortly.

HALF-TIME!

It's 4-1 to Dortmund at the break. A relatively simple half for Favre's men. How many of them will return for the second 45 minutes? We'll see shortly.

44' PHERAI ON THE ACT!

Yet more good play by BVB. A lob into the box from wide on the right picks out the run of Passlack between defenders. His header is parried, with Witsel alert to knock it back across goal for Pherai to tap home unopposed. A first senior goal for Borussia by the Dutchman.

42' GUERREIRO SCORES!

Dortmund have their two-goal advantage again as the Vienna defence is pulled out of position and the Portugal international runs through the middle from deep before putting his shot beyond Pentz unchallenged.

36' DOESN'T COUNT

Almost a howler from goalkeeper Pentz as he smashes a clearance straight at a yellow shirt, but luckily for Vienna it bounces directly to a Dortmund player in an offside position before it's put in the back of the net.

34' KNAUFF DENIED

Another BVB youngsters, Angster Knauff, looks to restore the two-goal advantage with a powerful hit from just inside the box to the right, but Pentz gets solid hands to it and parries over.

33' ONE BACK FOR VIENNA

Former Düsseldorf man Markus Suttner curls in a wonderful cross from the left, which picks out Christoph Monschein unmarked in the box and he puts his header back across goal and past Bürki.

24' COOLING BREAK

It's pretty warm in Austria so the players have a quick drink at the midway point in this first half.

23' REYNA BRACE!

A slick team goal and tidy finish from the young American. Akanji is still in the box after a set piece and gets into a through ball, back-heeling it behind him into the past of Reyna, and he coolly slots it home from left of centre.

20' AKANJI BLOCKS

Sarkaria races away into the Dortmund half and is looking to get his shot away from the edge of the box, but Akanji has chased him all the way to put in a commanding block on the slide.

15' MEUNIER IN THE MIDDLE

There was some debate about how this Dortmund team would line up. It's not always worth reading too much into pre-season friendly selections, but it's noticeable that new signing Thomas Meunier is playing at centre-back alongside Manuel Akanji in a back four.

That could prove useful if Favre opts to stick with the back three that worked so well for him last season, with the Belgian another option as the right centre-back in place of the veteran Lukasz Piszczek. He can also play in his more natural position out wide as a full-back or wing-back.

9' GOAL FOR REYNA!

No denying the American this time, though. Moments after Bürki had made a save at one end, Dortmund go up the other, with Reyna chasing down an attempted clearance, latching onto the loose ball and burying it past Pentz himself.

5' QUICK START

Plenty of energy in these opening minutes with Vienna looking to press high. First chance falls to Gio Reyna, though, as he gets onto the end of a Brandt through ball and fires one at the legs of goalkeeper Pentz.

KICK-OFF!

We're underway in Altach for this friendly.

FIREPOWER ON THE BENCH

Expect to see plenty of changes at half-time in this pre-season friendly, with Jadon Sancho, Thorgan Hazard, new signing Jude Bellingham and Emre Can among the big names starting on the bench.

HAALAND RESTED

Erling Haaland isn’t among the squad today, however. He was suffering a sore throat yesterday so has been given the game off and is back at the camp in Bad Ragaz training alone.

AUF WIEDERSEHEN, PETE

This friendly also sees a reunion between Dortmund and Vienna’s boss Peter Stöger. The Austrian oversaw 24 matches in charge of Borussia in 2017/18 and has been director of sport back in his homeland since last season. He has now taken over as coach of the first team for this campaign.

IN YOUTH WE TRUST

Lucien Favre has decided to start with an experimental team littered with youngsters in this second pre-season friendly. Immanuel Pherai and Ansgar Knauff are two academy products given their chance to impress alongside the likes of Gio Reyna. At 31, Axel Witsel is almost a veteran in this team and will wear the captain’s armband.