Reus returns as Dortmund claims 500th Bundesliga win at home

Marco Reus made his first appearance of the season and Michy Batshuayi scored again as Borussia Dortmund defeated Hamburger SV 2-0 for its 500th Bundesliga win at home.

Dortmund moved to third as it stretched its unbeaten run to seven games under Peter Stoeger, who gave defender Manuel Akanji his first start and Reus the captain's armband 259 days after the Germany forward sustained a cruciate ligament injury in the German Cup final.

"We didn't show our best game. But in our situation it's simply important to earn the points regularly," Reus said of Dortmund's lackluster first half against a well-organized Hamburg.

The second half started as the first ended, but Christian Pulisic fired a ball across goal and Batshuayi slid in to score his third in two games since moving on loan from Chelsea. As promised, the Belgian striker celebrated with a somersault.

Dortmund lived dangerously with Hamburg threatening an equalizer, but substitute Mario Goetze sealed the win in injury time after Andre Schuerrle played him in to lift the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper. Batshuayi instigated the move with a good pass for Schuerrle.

"We're happy we won," Stoeger said. "It gives us a bit of peace and quiet."

Hamburg remains second to last, three points below Mainz, which lost at Hoffenheim 4-2. and Augsburg.