Paco Alcacer's late goal helped Borussia Dortmund defeat Bayern Munich 3-2 in a tough Bundesliga fixture on Saturday, November 10, to go four point clear at the top of the log. The score remained 0-1 till halftime.
"It looks like a lot, feels like it, too, " Bayern coach Niko Kovac said of the gap after his side's best performance in weeks.
Despite the setback, Dortmund were more business-like with England's Jadon Sancho taking charge of the right, Reus executed a first-time strike that sailed into the far corner of Bayern's net.
Dortmund had a four-point cushion to the Bundesliga champion heading into the clash and its seven-point gap will now give it real hope of a title challenge, although it was spared a last-gasp Lewandowski leveller by a correct offside call.
Reus was recalled to the Germany squad this week and the Dortmund captain should have given the host an early lead, hitting a one-on-one chance straight at Neuer, who had conceded each of his last eight shots on target in the Bundesliga.
However, Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 26th minute with a simple finish at close range following a square pass by Serge Gnabry.
Lewandowski, who'd had a goal ruled out for offside, had an injury-time equalizer ruled out through VAR, again for offside.
"We didn't trust ourselves in the first half, but we played awesome football after the break and it was great fun", said Reus. The Spaniard, who starred in come-from-behind wins over Augsburg and Bayer Leverkusen, was to prove the hero again.