Borussia Dortmund had to wait until injury time to finally wrap up the game. The match stats of 11-5 shots on goal and 67 percent possession underlined the deserved nature of the victory. Mainz left it late to throw more caution to the wind: when they went 0-2 down, the shots stats were 4-2 in favour of BVB. Here are the match facts:

Home force: Dortmund have won all five Bundesliga home games under Marco Rose and are the only team yet to drop a point at home this season.

Victorious: BVB have won six of their eight Bundesliga matches this season – no team have more victories. 

Efficient: BVB scored three of their eleven shots on goal and were thus even more efficient than their already impressive statistics for the season to date.

Fortress: The Black and Yellows limited their opponents to just five shots on goal – the fewest to date under Marco Rose. But the clean sheet continues to elude them.

Stabiliser: Emre Can was in the starting line-up for the first time under Marco Rose and was the second most successful player in the tackle on the pitch, winning 15 of his 20 duels (75%).

Driving force: Thomas Meunier had 73 touches in the first half – and logically the only goal of the first half came down his side.

Facts about Erling Haaland

  • The BVB striker scored more than one goal for the 19th time in a Bundesliga match – that is more than once in every three games on average!
  • Erling Haaland is now out on his own at the top of the goalscoring charts with nine goals. He has found the net at least once in five of his six appearances in the Bundesliga this season.
  • The 21-year-old Norwegian now has 49 goals in 49 Bundesliga matches and 70 goals in 68 competitive matches for Borussia Dortmund.
  • Haaland is the youngest player to reach 49 Bundesliga goals (surpassing Klaus Fischer) and the fastest – he has pulverised Uwe Seeler's previous record: the HSV legend scored his 49th goal in his 59th Bundesliga game. 

Facts about Marco Reus

  • The BVB captain gave his side an early 1-0 lead with his only goal shot in the game (with the first shot of the game).
  • In his 21st Bundesliga game against Mainz, Reus found the net for the 14th time – more than against any other side in the Bundesliga!
  • The 32-year-old scored his 137th Bundesliga goal and moved level with Uwe Seeler in 19th in the all-time goalscorers list.
  • Reus has scored both of his two goals this season with his left foot. His right is actually his stronger foot (he has scored 98 of his 137 Bundesliga goals with his right foot).