Bayern hit Stuttgart for six
A review of the weekend's action in the German Bundesliga, including a resounding victory for Bayern Munich.
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Bayern Munich crushed Stuttgart 6-1 to move ominously to the top of the Bundesliga on a day when the league's most expensive arrival made his debut.
Javi Martinez only played the last 13 minutes, by which time Bayern had already put the three points in the bank with goals from Thomas Muller (two), Toni Kroos, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luiz Gustavo and Mario Mandzukic.
Vedad Ibisevic was shown a red card on a torrid afternoon for Stuttgart, who slumped to the bottom of the table after their second defeat of the season.
Szabolcs Huszti inspired Hannover to a resounding 4-0 win over Wolfsburg in a Lower Saxony derby at the VW-Arena on Sunday.
Karim Haggui put the Reds on their way to victory in the 10th minute with Artur Sobiech adding a second before the interval.
Leon Andreasen made it three in the 52nd minute before Sobiech added his second four minutes later with Huszti the creator of all four goals.
Robin Knoche was given his marching orders for the home team in the 65th minute, rounding off a day to forget at the Volkswagen Arena for Felix Magath's troops.
On Saturday, two-time reigning champions Borussia Dortmund had to settle for a 1-1 draw away to Nurnberg.
Tomas Pekhart gave Nurnberg the lead after 31 minutes before Jakub Blaszczykowski equalised for Dortmund in the 40th minute as both sides improved to four points in the Bundesliga having won their opening matches.
Bayer Leverkusen picked up their first win of the season with a convincing 2-0 win against Freiburg at the BayArena.
Gonzalo Castro and Philipp Wollscheid scored the goals to give Sami Hyypia and Sascha Lewandowski their first win since becoming full-time coaches of Leverkusen over the summer.
Aaron Hunt scored once and set up another as Werder Bremen claimed their first win of the Bundesliga season, beating derby rivals Hamburg 2-0.
Nine minutes after having a penalty stopped, Hunt gave Bremen the lead from the spot in the 51st minute before setting up Nils Petersen to make it 2-0 after 67 minutes.
Bremen nearly went ahead after just four minutes as Petersen's header rebounded off the lower half of the crossbar and off the line.
The hosts were close again in the 28th minute but Sebastian Prodl's shot went over from 12 yards out.
Schalke picked up their first three-point haul of the season with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Augsburg at the Arena AufSchalke.
Kyriakos Papadopoulos headed the Royal Blues in front in the first half and Jermaine Jones gave them a flying start to the second when he made it 2-0.
The USA international hit the woodwork before Klaas Jan Huntelaar sealed the victory with Torsten Oehrl grabbing nothing more than a consolation for Augsburg in the 79th minute.
Alexander Meier scored twice as Eintracht Frankfurt collected their second victory in two matches as they beat nine-man Hoffenheim 4-0.
Meier gave Frankfurt the lead in the 39th minute and Pirmin Schwegler made it 2-0 for the hosts four minutes later.
Hoffenheim's woes continued after 70 minutes when substitute Sejad Salihovic was shown a second yellow card and he was joined down the tunnel three minutes later when Stephan Schrock was dismissed.
The nine men conceded via a Meier penalty after 83 minutes and Martin Laing completed a wonderful afternoon for Eintracht in the dying seconds.
Promoted side Fortuna Dusseldorf earned an important point from a goalless draw against Borussia Monchengladbach in their first home Bundesliga match in 15 years.
Dusseldorf were forced to play their game against local rivals Gladbach in front of just 20,000 fans - with 5,000 visiting supporters - due to fan behaviour in the relegation play-offs at the end of last season.
Dusseldorf can be thrilled with having collected four points from their first two league games this season with Gladbach matching that tally.
Felix Klaus put his name down in the history books as the man who earned Greuther Furth their first ever win in the Bundesliga as his goal downed Mainz 1-0 on Friday night.
The home side made much of the running inside their own Mainz Arena but one break was all it took, together with a fortunate deflection, for Klaus to earn Furth all three points midway through the second half.