Wins for Dortmund and Bayern
A review of the weekend's action in the German Bundesliga, including wins for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich.
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Borussia Dortmund maintained their perfect start to the new Bundesliga season with a 6-2 demolition of Hamburg at the Westfalenstadion.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Robert Lewandowski grabbed a brace each with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marco Reus also on target for Jurgen Klopp's men.
Hamburg fought their way back into the game, making it 2-2 with goals from Zhi Gin Lam and Heiko Westermann, before capitulating under the force of a Dortmund side who have now won their first five games of the season.
Dortmund lead the way in the standings by two points from Bayern Munich, for whom second-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Franck Ribery secured a 2-0 win over Hannover at the Allianz Arena.
It may have taken the defending champions a while to get warmed up, but once Mandzukic made the breakthrough in the 51st minute, their victory was never in any doubt.
Ribery added a second after the hour mark before coach Pep Guardiola made changes to his side in view of their first Champions League game of the season against CSKA Moscow.
On Sunday, Hoffenheim got back to winning ways and erased memories of a 6-2 defeat to Stuttgart last time out with a 2-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at the Rhein-Neckar Arena.
Anthony Modeste and Kevin Volland score for Markus Gisdol's men with Braimir Hrgota's goal on target for the visitors.
Struggling Eintracht Braunschweig and Nurnberg remain inside the bottom three after taking a point each from a 1-1 draw at the Eintracht Stadion.
Adam Hlousek gave Nurnberg the lead against the run of play in the 28th minute with Emar Elabdellaoui replying in the 70th minute to earn Braunschweig their first point of the season, although they should probably have had all three.
Torsten Lieberknecht's side created the better chances and Nurnberg had goalkeeper Raphael Schafer to thank on numerous occasions.
Back to Saturday's action and two goals from Stefan Kiessling and a Sidney Sam strike lifted Bayer Leverkusen to third as they beat Wolfsburg 3-1.
Ivica Olic's goal was a scant consolation for the Wolves, who slipped to 11th in the Bundesliga standings.
There were numerous chances at both ends with Luiz Gustavo hitting the woodwork before being dismissed for the second time in as many Wolfsburg appearances.
Jeers echoed around the Weser Stadion as Werder Bremen's bright start to the season was forgotten about with a 3-0 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.
Frankfurt dominated proceedings from start to finish against a Bremen side who spent much of the game with 10 men after Franco Di Santo saw red.
They were already behind at that point with Vaclav Kadlec scoring the first of his two goals before Aaron Hunt missed a penalty for the hosts, and an own goal from Sebastian Prodl summed up their day.
Kevin-Prince Boateng scored his first goal in a Schalke shirt, and his first in the Bundesliga since 2007, to earn the Royal Blues all three points at Mainz.
Schalke's second straight win was sealed by the Ghana international's strike in only his second game since joining from AC Milan in the summer.
It was the highlight of an otherwise flat, tactical affair at the Coface Arena with Schalke defending their lead resolutely to inflict a second straight defeat on Mainz.
Augsburg left it late to earn a 2-1 victory against Freiburg and set a new club record in the top flight with a third consecutive win.
Halil Altintop and Tobias Werner supplied the goals for Markus Weinzierl's men, who came from behind to clinch a 2-1 victory after Admir Mehmedi gave Freiburg the lead moments after taking to the field.
Defeat leaves Freiburg in trouble at the foot of the Bundesliga and is hardly the best preparation for their return to Europe this week.
On Friday night, Stuttgart made it two wins out of two to inflict the first home defeat on Hertha Berlin since April 2012.
Christian Gentner scored the only goal of the game early in the second half as the Swabians continued their resurgence since Thomas Schneider replaced Bruno Labbadia as coach nearly three weeks ago.