Bundesliga wrap: Dortmund routs Leipzig, Mainz over Stuttgart
The opening weekend in Germany provided great action, and Sunday’s marquee matchup saw one of the Bundesliga’s favorites come away with a very impressive performance.
Borussia Dortmund topped Red Bull Leipzig, 4-1, to kick off Bundesliga play, which included a debut goal from summer signing Axel Witsel and Marco Reus’ 100th-career finish for the club.
The hosts went behind inside the opening minutes after Jean-Kévin Augustin broke the deadlock for Leipzig, however, a number of big Roman Burki saves and a strong attacking output from Dortmund guided Lucien Favre’s side to their first win under the new manager.
Meanwhile, Mainz opened up a winning account in front of its home fans with a 1-0 victory over Stuttgart, with Anthony Ujah netting the winner at Coface Arena.
Sunday Bundesliga results
Borussia Dortmund 4-1 Red Bull Leipzig
Mainz 1-0 Stuttgart