The Bundesliga kicked off in great style this past weekend, with some very intriguing results. Amongst these was Borussia Dortmund’s 4-0 home victory over last season’s third-placed Borussia Monchengladbach. Gladbach went for a very inexperienced back four, with Bundesliga debutants Christensen and Schulz making up the centre of defence. Although Gladbach manager Lucien Favre has to be commended for his faith in youth, the decision to go for the youngsters back-fired quickly, with Dortmund’s attack able to exploit the opponent’s defensive weaknesses with ease. Ultimately, goals from Aubameyang, Reus and a brace from Mkhitaryan proved too much for the Foals and they had to head back home on the back of an arguably disastrous result.
Bayern had kicked-off the 2015/16 campaign with an easy but not unexpected 5-0 home victory over struggling Hamburg on Friday night. Goals from Benatia, Lewandowski, Muller (2) and new signing Costa led the record-champions to a comfortable home win. Another rather one-sided game went Schalke’s way who enjoyed a 3-0 victory in Bremen, courtesy of goals from Gebre Selassie (own goal), Choupo-Mouting and Huntelaar.
The remaining encounters were closer affairs and the resutls can be found below.
Augsburg – Hertha 0-1
Leverkusen – Hoffenheim 2-1
Mainz – Ingolstadt 0-1
Darmstadt – Hannover 2-2
Wolfsburg – Frankfurt 2-1
Stuttgart – Cologne 1-3