Borussia Dortmund went back to the top of the Bundesliga table on goal difference after they extended their run of consecutive wins in all competitions to 11 with a 3-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.
Thomas Tuchel’s side were in swaggering form as they peppered the Leverkusen goal throughout at Signal Iduna Park, where a delighted home crowd of 81,000 saw goals from Jonas Hofmann, Shinji Kagawa and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Dortmund inflicted Leverkusen’s third defeat of the campaign
Schalke lifted themselves into the top four of the early-season table after a 1-0 win away at struggling Stuttgart.
Leroy Sane’s 53rd-minute goal was enough to leave Stuttgart still without a point from their first five games of the season, despite attempting 26 shots on goal.
Augsburg lifted themselves away from the bottom three after they beat Hannover 2-0 to claim their first win of the season.
Two goals inside three first-half minutes from Alexander Esswein and Paul Verhaegh were enough to extend Hannover’s losing streak to four games, and set Augsburg up for a trip to face bottom club Borussia Monchengladbach in midweek.
Gladbach will be looking to appoint a new coach after the resignation of Lucien Favre, whose four-and-a-half year spell in charge delivered a third place Bundesliga finish last season, only for his side’s fortunes to collapse with five straight league defeats in 2015-16.