Reyna secures late win for Dortmund in Mainz

Germany: Bundesliga

J. Ryerson (4), G. Reyna (90)

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Giovanni Reyna was the hero for Borussia Dortmund once more tonight, scoring a vital winner against Mainz in the eleventh hour.

Giovanni Reyna. Photo: Borussia Dortmund

For the second game in a row, Giovanni Reyna came on to seal a late win for Borussia Dortmund, as ‘Die Schwarzgelben’ beat Mainz 2-1 at MEWA Arena tonight.
It was actually Mainz who drew first blood with an early goal from Lee Jae-Sung, who headed in after just two minutes.

But Dortmund newcomer Julian Ryerson was quick to level the scoreline for the visitors, putting the ball past Finn Dahmen via a deflection with four minutes played.

As the game progressed, it looked more and more like a draw until Reyna popped up out of nowhere to score a winner in injury time. Two second-half substitutes combined as Sebastien Haller flicked on a corner to the back post, where Reyna poked the ball into the net.

With the win, Dortmund climb to third place while Mainz sit 12th before tonight’s late games.

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