Injury to Reus mars Dortmund's big day

Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund receives medical treatment during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 at Signal Iduna Park on September 17, 2022 in Dortmund, Germany. 


Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 Ruhr derby win over Schalke has been overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to captain Marco Reus.

On a day when Augsburg stunned defending champions Bayern Munich 1-0 in their Bavarian derby, Dortmund were left numbed by the injury to their leader.

Reus was taken off on a stretcher in tears on Saturday after sustaining what looked like a bad ankle injury two months before the World Cup begins in Qatar.

"It looks like the ligaments have been injured. We don't know yet how long he will be out, we have to wait for more detailed examinations," Dortmund boss Edin Terzic told Sky television.

When asked if Reus would be out for six to eight weeks, the coach said: "No, we don't think it will last that long. After all, he had already injured the ankle a bit more often."

That means Reus can still hope to play for Germany in the World Cup.

Dortmund had to wait until the 79th minute for teenager Youssoufa Moukoko to make the breakthrough.

Marius Wolf served a perfect cross for the Dortmund substitute to head the winner. The 17-year-old Moukoko had come on for the ineffective Anthony Modeste 15 minutes earlier.

Meanwhile, on the day Munich's Oktoberfest opened, Bayern ended their three-game run without a win by losing for the first time this season - at a team who'd lost all three of their previous home games.

"It's getting darker. That's how it feels for all of us right now," Bayern veteran Thomas Muller said.

The Bavarian powerhouses were held scoreless for the first time in the league since February 9, 2020 by Leipzig - an 87-game run.

Augsburg goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz was the hero with brilliant saves to keep Bayern's stars at bay, but his tireless teammates also chipped in by chasing and harrying the visitors.

Mergim Berisha stunned Bayern by scoring in the 59th minute when he let fly to beat Manuel Neuer for his first Bundesliga goal.

Bayern kept pushing and finished the game with Neuer up front. He headed over from a corner, then Gikiewicz produced more brilliant saves to deny his counterpart again.

Leipzig coach Marco Rose was given an unwelcome return at former club Borussia Monchengladbach before his team were outplayed in a 3-0 loss.

Jonas Hofmann scored twice and Ramy Bensebaini chipped in the third as Gladbach dealt Leipzig their third defeat of the season.

In protest against Rose's new team, Gladbach fans whistled any time an opposing player had the ball.

They also held a giant banner saying "No acceptance for RB," referring to Red Bull, the company that financed Leipzig's rise through the German league system after it founded the club in 2009.

Bayer Leverkusen's frustrating start to the season continued as Werder Bremen fought back to draw 1-1, and Eintracht Frankfurt enjoyed a 3-1 win at Stuttgart with Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada setting up all three goals.

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