- Dortmund power back to thrash Gladbach.
- Aubameyang with 14th and 15th goals of the season.
- Gladbach winless in eight Bundesliga matches.
Gladbach struck early through Raffael, but their lead lasted all of 59 seconds as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang met Marco Reus' lay-off and arrowed a fierce first-time effort beyond Yann Sommer from the ensuing restart. Lukasz Piszczek headed in BVB's second of the afternoon after Gladbach failed to clear their lines from a corner, while only a last-gasp Nico Elvedi challenge denied the returning Reus what looked like a certain goal.
Dortmund set about extending their lead early in the second half as Reus had a goal ruled out for offside, before Aubameyang forced Sommer to tip over. Gladbach were at sixes and sevens defensively and the pressure told just past the hour-mark when Dembele turned Mahmoud Dahoud inside-out and slotted into the bottom corner from 18 yards. Aubameyang added another from Reus' audacious back-heel to compound Gladbach's woes.
Man of the match
His superbly taken goal aside, Dembele was a real nuisance for the Gladbach defence. The Frenchman unleashed one through-the-eye-of-a-needle pass after the other in one of his most accomplished displays to date in a Dortmund shirt.
Out on his own at the top of the scoring charts on 15 for the campaign, Aubameyang is the first Bundesliga player since Gerd Müller to boast a goals-to-games ratio higher than 1.00 after 12 league appearances in two consecutive seasons.
- Aubameyang has scored eight goals in his last four Bundesliga matches.
- Making his first start since Matchdays 34 of the 2015/16 campaign, Reus registered three assists in one game for the first time in his Bundesliga career.
- Winless in their last eight, Gladbach are enduring their longest barren spell since December 2013 - March 2014 when they went nine Bundesliga matches without a win.
Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Sokratis, Bartra, Schmelzer (c) - Ginter, Sahin (Weigl 36') - Dembele (Mor 88'), Castro, Reus (Pulisic 78') - Aubameyang
Coach: Thomas Tuchel
Gladbach: Sommer - Korb, Christensen, Strobl, Elvedi, Wendt - Kramer, Dahoud (Vestergaard 73') - Hazard (Johnson 78'), Stindl (c) - Raffael
Coach: Andre Schubert