BERLIN (Reuters) – Thorgan Hazard scored twice to give Borussia Moenchengladbach a 3-0 victory over lowly Fortuna Dusseldorf on Sunday, sending them second in the Bundesliga.
Hazard’s 48th-minute penalty put the hosts ahead and Jonas Hoffman scored from close range after Gladbach pounced on a Dusseldorf defensive error in the 67th.
The Belgium international then grabbed his second goal of the afternoon with eight minutes remaining with a deflected shot from 12 metres to take his tally to seven goals from the last seven Bundesliga matches.
It was the hosts’ eighth successive home win in the Bundesliga, in a run stretching back to last season, and lifted them to second place, level on points with third-placed Bayern Munich, who drew at home against Freiburg on Saturday.
Fortuna are in 17th place on five points while Borussia Dortmund are top on 24 points following a 1-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Toby Davis)