Dortmund, Leipzig wrap up wins in German Bundesliga

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/24 10:08:25

Dortmund celebrated a goal festival and crushed Monchengladbach 6-1 while Leipzig returned to winning ways after edging Frankfurt 2-1 at the sixth round in Bundesliga on Saturday.

Relentless Dortmund showed no mercy and beat Monchengladbach 6-1 on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's hat-trick.

The visitors had a bright start on the road and they should have grabbed the lead but Thorgan Hazard was unable to overcome Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Buerki following a one-on-one with 10 minutes into the game.

Dortmund responded in style and broke the deadlock through Maximilian Philipp, who volleyed home Aubameyang's cross at the near post with 28 minutes played.

Maximilian Philipp remained in the thick of things as he doubled the lead for the "BVB" only 10 minutes later.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors before the break as Dortmund tripled their advantage when Aubameyang capitalized on an assist from Philipp in the 45th minute.

Peter Bosz' men remained in control of the proceedings and extended their lead four minutes into the second half as Aubameyang tapped home a rebound to make it 3-0 on the scoreboards.

The Gabon international wasn't done with the scoring and added another goal as Mahmoud Dahoud's pass into path allowed Aubameyang to sew up his hat-trick in the 62nd minute.

However, Monchengladbach were able to score their consolation through Lars Stindl before Julian Weigl got his name on the score sheets to restore Dortmund's five goal lead in the 79th minute.

With the win, Dortmund remain atop the standings meanwhile Monchengladbach slumped to ninth place. The "Bulls" secured all three points on home soil as goals from Jean-Kevin Augustin and Timo Werner smoothed the way for the 2-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt.

From the start, Leipzig implemented their fast-paced style of play to press the visitors from Frankfurt into the defence.

Hence, the hosts would not have to wait for long to open the scoring as Timo Werner's shot on target was parried allowing Jean-Kevin Augustin to slot home the opener at the far post with 28 minutes into the game.

After the restart, Leipzig started where they left off as Marcel Halstenberg and Emil Forsberg should have doubled the advantage following promising opportunities.

Timo Werner cut a better figure in front of Frankfurt's goal in the 68th minute as the German international benefited on a assist from Augustin to slot home into the far post corner from the edge of the box.

In the dying minutes of the clash, Frankfurt were able to reduce the arrears as Ante Rebic slotted home his first goal of the season. However, the hosts were able to protect their lead to the end to secure the third win of the season.

With the result, Leipzig climb on sixth place while Frankfurt stay on 10th.

Elsewhere, Hoffenheim reaped their second win in row after beating Schalke 2-0 on the goals from Dennis Geiger and Lukas Rupp.

Ten-men Hertha Berlin lost 1-0 to Mainz as Pablo De Blasis scored the only goal of the game.

Werder Bremen shared the spoils with Freiburg following a goalless draw and newly promoted Stuttgart played out a 0-0 stalemate with Augsburg.

The following fixtures will complete the sixth round on Sunday: newly promoted Hannover encounter winless Cologne and Bayer Leverkusen host Hamburg.

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