In the first 52 years of the Bundesliga, no side has ever started a season as perfectly and outright dominantly as the 2015-16 edition of Borussia Dortmund. They’ve started so well, in fact, that they lead the three-time defending champions, Bayern Munich, after four weeks.
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A quick roundup of all the action in Germany this weekend, thus far:
Hannover 2-4 Borussia Dortmund
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bagged his fourth and fifth league goals of the season (35th and 85th minutes), bookending individual tallies by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (44th) and Hannover’s Felipe (own goal – 67th), to extend the perfect start to Thomas Tuchel’s Dortmund managerial career to four games. To say Dortmund have begun the 2015-16 campaign “perfect” would actually be doing Der BVB a a grave injustice.
Four weeks into the season, BVB hold down the league’s top spot, ahead of you-who-who (more on them in a moment) on goal differential (+12 to +10). They only have to hold off you-who-who for 30 more weeks.
Bayern Munich 2-1 Augsburg
Getting a goal a piece from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Mueller sounds like a pretty straightforward path to victory for Bayern Munich against Augsburg, but that road was paved with anything but gold…until they were awarded a soft penalty in the 90th minute. Oh, that charmed Bayern life. Have a look for yourself.
Eintracht Frankfurt 6-2 Koln
It was pouring goals in the city of Frankfurt when Eintracht Frankfurt blitzed Koln, 6-2, in the highest-scoring game of the Bundesliga season thus far.
Alexander Meier bagged a hat trick (4th, 23rd and 87th minutes) on his 2015-16 debut, which alongside a brace scored by Luc Castaignos (15th and 30th), gave Die Adler five. Haris Seferovic provided the other for Timothy Chandler’s side (he didn’t play, because he’s injured). With the victory, Eintracht are all the way up to fourth in the league table, a point behind Wolfsburg for automatic Champions League qualification.
Elsewhere in Bundesliga action
Borussia Monchengladbach 0-3 Hamburg (Friday)
Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Darmstadt
Hertha Berlin 2-1 Stuttgart
Ingolstadt 0-0 Wolfsburg
Sunday’s Bundesliga schedule
Hoffenheim vs. Werder Bremen (9:30 a.m. ET)
Schalke vs. Mainz (11:30 a.m. ET)