Borussia Dortmund shifted through the gears after the interval and really settled into their rhythm in the second period. All in all, they dominated the statistics as they claimed a deserved 2-0 win in Mönchengladbach, with more shots (12-7), possession (70 percent) and the better tackle win rate (57 percent).

Winning run: Dortmund have now beaten Mönchengladbach in eight straight games; it is their longest ongoing winning run against any current Bundesliga club.

Clinical: The opening goal was the first proper shot that BVB had on the opposition goal.

Deadlock-breaker: Jadon Sancho has put Dortmund 1-0 up with seven of his 12 goals this term.

Key figure: Marco Reus had five shots at goal and set up another three, meaning he was involved in eight of the 12 shots his team had. The goal he scored to make it 2-0 was his 17th of the season – never before has he netted so many times for BVB in a single campaign.

Fantastic farewell: Christian Pulisic has amassed four scorer points in the last three rounds of matches.

Strong stamina: BVB have scored 49 of their 81 goals this season in the second half (best record in the division).