Berlin: Borussia Dortmund let slip a two-goal lead before recovering to blast four goals in 16 minutes as they maintained their perfect start to the season with a thrilling 6-2 victory over Hamburg SV on Saturday.
New signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski netted twice each, Marco Reus capped a virtuouso performance with a goal and Henrikh Mkhitaryan completed the scoring as the Bundesliga leaders made it five wins out of five.
Champions Bayern Munich rode their luck to beat Hanover 96 2-0 on Saturday while the club’s former player Luiz Gustavo was sent off again for VfL Wolfsburg in his new team’s 3-1 defeat at Bayer Leverkusen.
Kevin-Prince Boateng’s first goal for Schalke 04 earned a 1-0 win at Mainz 05.
Unbeaten Bayern have 13 points from a possible 15. The Arjen Robben-Franck Ribery partnership was involved in both their goals, with Mario Mandzukic stroking home the first and Ribery side-footing the second.
Coach Pep Guardiola again fielded captain Philipp Lahm in a new defensive midfield role rather than his usual right back position. Rafinha took Lahm’s regular position at right back.
Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger remained on the substitutes’ bench after failing to fully recover from the ankle injury that forced him out of Germany’s recent World Cup qualifiers.
Bayern, who smashed 11 goals past Hanover in their two league meetings last season, were unimpressive in the first half and could easily have been one goal and one man down at halftime. (Agencies)