KENYA BROWN - Thursday, September 22, 2016
Christian Pulisic started his third straight game as Dortmund annihilated Wolfsburg, while Fabian Johnson's goal saw Borussia Mönchengladbach steal a point at RB Leipzig.
Wolfsbug 1-5 Borussia Dortmund
It has been a glut of goals for BVB in the past few games and it appears there is no signs of it stopping anytime soon as they bagged another big win - this time at Volkswagen Arena.
In three games, including one Champions League encounter, the team have scored 17 total goals and only conceded one.
Pulisic started for Dortmund and played the entire first half of the game.
And as usual Dortmund did not wait very long to start scoring as they got their first four minutes into the game through Raphaël Guerreiro. The Portuguese international timed his run well to collect a through ball from Marc Bartra and put his shot past Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels at the near post.
Guerreiro would turn provider 12 minutes later when Pierre Aubameyang took his pass from a throw-in, fooled defender Philipp Wollscheid and curled his shot in at the far post.
Wolfsburg got one back eight minutes into the second half as Daniel Dadavi connected on a cross from teammate Julian Draxler.
However, there was no stopping Dortmund and they responded in kind five minutes later. Ousmane Dembele finished off a wonderful counter-attack, with Gonzalo Castro providing the assist.
Aubameyang scored his second goal on the night in the 62 minute. Once again excellent passing from the visitors freed up Castro and he should his unselfishness again as he laid off a pass for the Gabon international to finish.
Lukasz Piszczek rounded out the scoring in the 73rd minute when he headed in a corner kick from Guerreiro.
The win moves Dortmund up to third place with nine points.
RB Leipzig 1-1 Borussia Mönchengladbach
Fabian Johnson's goal six minutes from time helped the Foals steal a point on the road against Bundeliga debutantes RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena.
Mönchengladbach came into the game after bagging a big win over Werder Bremen and hoped to continue their winning ways against a Leipzig team that was still unbeaten after wins over Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg.
The home side scored the first goal six minutes into the contest. Yussuf Poulsen's cross found teammate Timo Werner in the area and after the ball bounced off the feet of a couple of Mönchengladbach players, he struck it well to give his team the lead.
Johnson had an excellent chance to level the score before halftime, but his effort slammed off the crossbar.
The Foals struggled to find any clear cut chances at goal during the second, but were rewarded for their efforts in the 84th minute. It would be Johnson that rescued a point for the team as he collected a pass from teammate Lars Stindl, sidestepped a defender and curled his shot past goalkeeper Peter Gulácsi to level the score.
Mönchengladbach have now moved up to eighth place in the standings with seven points.
Bobby Wood got the start and played 76 minutes as Hamburg were beaten 1-0 by Freiburg. The team's third straight league loss has put head coach Bruno Labbadia in the hot seat, so Wood could possibly have a new coach if things do not turn around soon.
Tim Chandler was in the starting lineup for Eintracht Frankfurt while Alfredo Morales came on in the 78th minute for Ingolstadt as the Eagles earned a 2-0 road win over die Schnazer.
John Brooks sat out through injury for Hertha Berlin while Julian Green did not dress for Bayern Munich as the Bavarians topped the capital team 3-0 in the battle of the last two undefeated teams in the league.
Aron Johannsson sat out to serve his two-game suspension, but the problems continued for Werder Bremen as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Mainz.
Andrew Wooten started and played 70 minutes as Sandhausen's game with Heidenheim ended 0-0.
Jerome Kiesewetter watched from the bench as Fortuna Düsseldorf scored a 3-0 win over Russell Canouse and Bochum.
Jann George started in Jahn Regensburg's 4-0 loss to Zwickau.
David Yelldell watched from the bench as Sonnenhof Großaspach fell 2-1 to Sportfreunde Lotte.