Dortmund Start The Bundesliga Season In Style
Borussia Dortmund 4-1 RB Leipzig
It was a winning start for Borussia Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion, as a first-half blitz steered them to a 4-1 win over Leipzig.
After an early scare from the visitors who raced to an early lead through Jean-Kevin Augustin, Dortmund soldiered and launched a frantic come back.
Mahmoud Dahoud converted the equalizer on 21 minutes. Marcel Sabitzer was the unfortunate party after thumping the ball in his own goal.
Axel Witsel netted the third and he was followed by Marco Reus with the final nail in the coffin for a morale-boosting victory ahead of a grueling campaign on all fronts.
Mainz 1-0 VfB Stuttgart
Mainz's campaign got off to the perfect start, snatching a narrow 1-0 win over Stuttgart at home on Saturday.
Nigerian-born Anthony Ujah came up with the telling moment, firing home 14 minutes to full-time for a joyous occasion, while Stuttgart have to pick up the pieces once more.
Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen
Monchengladbach ran out comfortable 2-0 victors over Leverkusen at the Borussia Park in their season opener.
Goals in either half from Jonas Hofman and Fabian Johnson was the difference for the hard-running side who is extremely ambitious on chasing down a European spot this season.
As for Leverkusen, it’s no doubt a major setback as it’s not their dream start to a campaign that promises so much for them.
Wolfsburg 2-1 Schalke
Wolfsburg needed an injury time winner to get out of jail at the Volkswagen Arena against a 10-men Schalke to get their campaign off on the right track.
American-born John Brooks got the ball rolling with an early strike in the first half, but Nabil Bentaleb retaliated midway in the second half.
It was left to Daniel Ginczek to grab the winner at the death for the home side, who ended a man short following Matija Nastacic’s dismissal for presumably a second bookable offence.
Hertha Berlin 1-0 Nurnberg
Werder Bremen 1-1 Hannover
Freiburg 0-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Fortuna Dusseldorf 1-2 Augsburg