Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus have been key in driving Borussia Dortmund to the top of the table. - © Patrik Stollarz/Getty Images
Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus have been key in driving Borussia Dortmund to the top of the table. - © Patrik Stollarz/Getty Images
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Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre praises "incredible" Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has heaped praise on Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus for their influential roles in steering the club to the top of the Bundesliga table.

Dortmund sit six points clear of the chasing pack — led by reigning champions Bayern Munich — at the halfway stage, and owe a good portion of that plump cushion to Reus and Sancho.

Sancho has revelled in the opportunities Favre has given him this season with the England international having a hand in no fewer than 13 of his team's 44 league goals this term.

The 18-year-old has made light of swapping Manchester City and his home country for Dortmund and Germany, and Favre has been impressed.

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"He is already incredibly good," the Swiss tactician, who has a long-established pedigree of blooding fledgling talent, told BILD.

"Though Jadon is very young, he is already playing a decisive role. He has unbelievable dribbling skills."

Reus has been just as important…and eye-catching.

Favre knows the Germany international well from his time in charge of Borussia Mönchengladbach where he helped Reus establish himself as a formidable Bundesliga force.

Lucien Favre and Marco Reus already enjoyed a successful working relationship at Borussia Mönchengladbach. - Christof Koepsel/Getty Images

Reunited at the Signal Iduna Park last summer, Favre has seen his former protege register 11 goals and six assists this season; not that the Dortmund boss is surprised.

"I know Marco well from Gladbach, and have to say he has always been so sensational. In his favourite position through the middle, he can make his mark on every game. He's so intelligent, feels football. An incredible footballer, fantastic," explained Favre, who handed Reus the captain's armband at the start of the campaign.

"He is very good in this role. Marco is quiet, but he helps everyone on and off the pitch."

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