Two assists on Tuesday increased Marco Reus' tally to 20 to complement his 21 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund this season.
The 24-year-old has been heroic, especially in recent weeks, carrying BVB forward with his brilliant combination of playmaking and finishing. At this time, he has to be considered one of the most dangerous attacking players in all of Europe and a contender for German Footballer of the Year.
Aside from the admittedly outstanding Robert Lewandowski, Reus has had limited help in the Dortmund attack; certainly less than he had a year ago when Mario Gotze played at his side.
And yet, the ex-'Gladbach man has stepped up his game with a career high in assists and near-high in goals.
In addition to directly contributing to more goals than any of Bayern's interchangeable players, Reus has proven himself more valuable to his team than any among the Bavarians' squad. And his class exceeds that of any in the Schalke, Leverkusen, Wolfsburg, 'Gladbach or other Bundesliga squads.
One severe hindrance to Reus' contention for Footballer of the Year in Germany is the possibility of him ending the year having only the DFL-Superpokal. If Bayern win a treble, the award will almost surely have to go to a member of Pep Guardiola's team.
But if the Bundesliga title-elects are unable to win the Champions League and Reus impresses in the final, there is a case to be made for the mercurial attacker. Time will tell whether he deserves it, but for now he has to be considered a contender.