Dort­mund clinch 3-1 win over Freiburg

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Borus­sia Dort­mund joined FC Bay­ern München at the top of the ta­ble on 12 points thanks to a 3-1 win over SC Freiburg in the open­ing fix­ture of Match­day 5 yes­ter­day night.

Freiburg had the first chance when Vin­cenzo Grifo sud­denly found him­self alone with only Ro­man Bürki to beat, yet his weak fin­ish was straight at the Swiss cus­to­dian.

For all their en­ter­prise, the hosts were lack­ing a killer ball un­til Matthias Gin­ter sent Aubameyang through, but his dinked shot went just wide of the far post.

The hosts fi­nally made the break­through on the stroke of half-time when Aubameyang slid in to meet Ous­mane Dem­bele’s pass for his

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Dort­mund were on fire at the start of the sec­ond half and Piszczek’s sec­ond goal in as many games rounded off five min­utes of al­most re­lent­less pres­sure.

They were given food for thought on the hour mark, though, as Philipp showed bet­ter com­po­sure than Grifo had in the first half to pull a goal back for the guests.

Aubameyang hit the post and struck another ef­fort wide as Dort­mund sought to turn the screw, suc­ceed­ing in stop­page time with sub­sti­tute Guer­reiro seal­ing vic­tory.

In his first 100 games for Borus­sia Dort­mund, Le­wandowski scored 55 goals.

Aubameyang cel­e­brated a cen­tury of ap­pear­ances for the West­phalians with his 59th – four more than his peren­nial scor­ing ri­val.

Ham­burg braced for Bay­ern Mu­nich

Lowly Ham­burger SV face the un­en­vi­able task of keep­ing Bun­desliga pace­set­ters FC Bay­ern München at bay to­day.

Af­ter tak­ing a point from their open­ing Bun­desliga fix­ture against FC Ingolstadt 04, HSV have suf­fered three suc­ces­sive de­feats, con­ced­ing nine goals and scor­ing just once in the process.

Bruno Lab­ba­dia’s side are now in real dan­ger of be­ing cast adrift to­wards the bot­tom of the stand­ings, with fix­tures against top­four hope­fuls Hertha Ber­lin and Borus­sia Mönchenglad­bach com­ing hot on the heel’s of to­day’s North-South derby at the Volkspark­sta­dion. Bun­desliga

Yes­ter­day B. Dort­mund-Freiburg ...................... 3-1 To­day B. M’gladbach-Ingolstadt ....................... Mainz-B. Lev­erkusen ............................. Ham­burg-Bay. Mu­nich ........................... Augs­burg-Darm­stadt ............................. E. Frank­furt-Hertha Ber­lin ..................... Wer. Bre­men-Wolfs­burg ........................ To­mor­row Hof­fen­heim-Schalke .............................. Cologne-Leipzig ..................................... Premier­ship

To­day Celtic-Kil­marnock .................................. Hearts-Ross County ............................... In­ver­ness CT-Dundee ............................. Partick This­tle-Mother­well .................... To­mor­row Aberdeen-Rangers ................................. Hamil­ton Ac.-St John­stone ....................

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To­day Dundee Utd-Mor­ton ............................. Falkirk-Ayr .............................................. Queen of Sth-Hiber­nian ........................ Raith Rovers-Dum­bar­ton ....................... Dun­fermline-St Mir­ren ..........................

League One

To­day Air­drieo­ni­ans-Al­bion ............................. Brechin-Peter­head ................................ East Fife-Liv­ingston ................................ Queen’s Park-Stran­raer ......................... Sten­house­muir-Al­loa .............................

League Two

To­day An­nan Ath-Ed­in­burgh C ......................... Ar­broath-Cow­den­beath ........................ Clyde-For­far ........................................... Mon­trose-Ber­wick ................................. Stir­ling-El­gin ..........................................

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