ALMOST A HAT-TRICK FOR HAALAND!
Dortmund's main man breaks away through the middle, cuts inside onto his right and fires a shot for the far bottom corner from 20 yards. This time, Trapp makes a big save to keep Haaland from getting his hat-trick. Haaland really, really wants another.
We'll have four minutes of time added on at the end of this one.
Tigges and Moukoko come on for BVB with Reus and Reyna getting a few minutes of rest.
HAUGE ON DEBUT
A tidy goal from Hauge as he runs to the back post from a Frankfurt corner taken by Lindström and headed on by Ache before slotting the ball in past Kobel. A consolation at this stage for the away side.
This is only the second time Dortmund have ever opened a season by scoring five goals. The last time was a 5-1 win over Augsburg in only 2019/20.
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A second Bundesliga debut from the bench for Dortmund as Papadopoulos comes into defence in place of Witsel. The 21-year-old has impressed in pre-season.
It's a welcome to the Bundesliga for Donyell Malen, who replaces Hazard while Delaney is on for Bellingham.
HAALAND MAKES IT FIVE!
It's a brace for Haaland and five for Dortmund as he is played in on goal by Reyna and cuts in from the left onto his right before sliding the ball beyond Trapp. Initially the flag is up on the far side against him, but a check from Video-Assist shows he is onside and the goal is given.
Hrustic comes on for Hasebe here for Frankfurt to add some attacking intent to their midfield.
DAHOUD DOING THE HARD YARDS
Distance run (km)
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CHANCES GO BEGGING
Frankfurt have a rare chance in this second half as Borre breaks down the left. He crosses into the middle and Hauge collects the ball before getting his shot away, but some fantastic last-ditch defending from Akanji helps Kobel not be forced into action once more.
A COMPLETE PERFORMANCE
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REYNA MAKES IT FOUR!
Haaland won't be rewarded with an assist here, but his effort is why Dortmund have a fourth goal. The ball runs loose from Reyna after his shot is blocked in the Frankfurt area and Haaland beats the Frankfurt defence to it. He goes for goal on his right and his shot is deflected into the path of Reyna who controls and slots home. A scramble of a goal, but he and Dortmund won't mind one bit.
DORTMUND DOWN THE RIGHT
BVB have an expected goals rate of 1.77 so far, compared to 0.25 of Frankfurt, and most of their attacking play has come down the right. The trouble for the visitors has been that Hazard, Reus and Reyna have been interchanging behind Haaland, making them so difficult to track.
HAALAND CAN DO IT ALL
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DORTMUND COMING CLOSE!
Bellingham asks the home support to raise the roof as he dribbles forward towards the Frankfurt area. The ball bounces between him and Reyna before the Englishman's shot is blocked wide. Dortmund finding their groove again in this second half.
BORRE GOES CLOSE!
Great start to the second half from the away side as Lindström swings in a cross from the left and Borre meets it in front of goal with his head. Kobel matches his effort with a fantastic save to his left.
Dortmund are two goals to the good and so Glasner has made three half-time changes, with Hauge, Lindström and Lenz all on.
HOW ABOUT HAALAND?
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BVB DENIED A FOURTH!
Reus thinks he has a brace but Dortmund's fourth goal of the first half is ruled out with the ball out of play. It was Reus in possession on the edge of the Frankfurt area, but a deflection sent the ball wide of goal. Trapp looked to keep it in play with the ball coming off a man in red, and his dive sent the ball to Reus for a tidy finish across goal. A check from referee Tobias Stieler shows the ball was out of play, though.
ReviewBall out of play?
This game has burst wide open here as Haaland tricks his way through the Frankfurt defence on the left before sliding Schulz in on goal. He gets a shot away at the near post but Trapp matches this one to parry the ball behind.
HAALAND OFF THE MARK!
Kobel's long ball forward is flicked on by Reus and bounces towards Ilsanker. He's slow to deal with it and Haaland pounces, touching the ball past him and racing away at goal. He only has Trapp to beat and does so with composure, slotting the ball into the bottom corner with his left foot across goal. That's 61 goals in 61 games for BVB.
HE'S A HAZARD TO FRANKFURT!
A third goal in the last nine minutes and Dortmund re-take their lead. It's a fantastic counter-attack through the middle as Reyna finds Reus, who flicks to Haaland and he's on his way. A look up as he runs helps him spot Hazard in space to his right, and the Belgian's shot is too hot for Trapp to handle as it bounces into the roof of the net off his foot.
WE HAVE A GAME ON OUR HANDS!
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Borre latches onto a through ball into the Dortmund area and goes to move past Passlack, but the Dortmund right-back's challenge inadvertently slides the ball towards his own goal and Kobel can only get finger-tips to it which only help nestle the ball in the bottom corner.
100 UP FOR REUS!
A major milestone for Marco Reus comes up as he notches his 100th Bundesliga goal in black and yellow.
HAALAND TO REUS - MAGIC!
He's almost impossible to stop in full flow. Haaland races away at the Frankfurt defence from midfield, skipping beyond Hasebe before reaching the edge of the penalty area and nutmegging Ilsanker to find Reus on the left. The Dortmund captain provides the finish to put the seal on a lovely opening goal.
HAALAND ON THE HUNT ALREADY
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WELCOME TO THE BUNDESLIGA, BORRE!
The first Colombian to play for Frankfurt in the Bundesliga is leading the attack here for the visitors. He's looking to fill the Andre Silva-sized hole left in the Eagles' attack.
ALMOST FOR HAALAND!
Bellingham finds Hazard out on the right in space with a fantastic pass and he cuts the ball across the face of goal. It looks certain that Haaland will tap home beyond Trapp, but with Hinteregger challenging him he can't make contact with the low cross.
FINDING THEIR FLOW
Tidy interplay from the hosts as Haaland lays the ball off for Bellingham to run at the Frankfurt defence. It ends with a blocked shot from Hazard, but the home side are finding their groove.
DORTMUND STARTING WELL
The hosts making a strong start so far in terms of possession with Witsel alongside Akanji in the centre of defence. Haaland has had a few early touches to scare the Frankfurt defence, but no major chances have come at either end thus far.
The ball is rolling in Dortmund for our first Saturday night fixture of the season.
HERE WE GO!
The time has come for Dortmund and Frankfurt to kick-start the Bundesliga Saturday evening slot in style for 2021/22. Haaland is raring to go, with Reus, Reyna and co. in support, while the Eagles have a new man in attack and on the touchline.
GLASNER IN CHARGE
Oliver Glasner swapped Wolfsburg for Frankfurt in the summer but has a baptism of fire for his first Bundesliga fixture in charge of the Eagles. Glasner has lost all four of his previous Bundesliga meetings with Dortmund to nil.
Haaland scored 41 goals in 41 games last season, including 27 in the Bundesliga. His Dortmund record as a whole reads 60 goals from 60 games played.
BVB TO START IN STYLE?
Dortmund have won their last seven Bundesliga matches in a row. Eight would equal the club record, set in under Jürgen Klopp in 2011/12, when BVB last lifted the title.
THE FANS ARE BACK!
Over 20,000 fans are in the Signal Iduna Park for the opening weekend of the season and they're making their presence known as the home side come out to warm-up with 30 minutes to go until kick-off. The return of fans has been welcomed across the league this weekend.
DORTMUND TEAM NEWS
BVB's 3-0 victory at Wehen Wiesbaden in the DFB Cup marked a winning start to Marco Rose's reign after he succeeded interim coach Edin Terzic at the helm. Another new face we can expect to see is summer signing Malen, who starts on the bench today. Not a new face but sporting a new number, Reyna has inherited Jadon Sancho’s No.7 jersey as the USMNT international prepares to take on an even greater role in this Borussia team. Kobel is the new first-choice goalkeeper - ahead of Swiss compatriots Bürki and Hitz - after joining from VfB Stuttgart, but he'll have a slightly makeshift defence in front of him given that Hummels and Guerreiro are out for the opening weekend, and Passlack is the only fit right-back at the moment.
FRANKFURT TEAM NEWS
Borre has been brought in to replace the club-record 28 goals Andre Silva scored last season - one more than Haaland - before the Portuguese's move to RB Leipzig. Another new face, Lindstrom, also started Frankfurt's DFB Cup first round of defeat but it is the trusted Kamada who gets the nod. Kostic wasn't in the squad last weekend owing to suspension in the DFB Cup, but he is available here and displaces newcomer Lenz on the left.
FRANKFURT STARTING XI!
Trapp - Ilsanker, Hinteregger, N'Dicka - da Costa, Sow, Hasebe (c), Kostic - Kamada, Barkok - Borre
Ramaj, Hrustic, Ache, Hauge, Lenz, Lindström, Younes, Tuta, Durm
DORTMUND STARTING XI!
Kobel - Passlack, Akanji, Witzel, Schulz - Bellingham, Dahoud - Hazard, Reus (c), Reyna - Haaland
Hitz, Delaney, Moukoko, Malen, Tigges, Knauff, Wolf, Gürpüz, Papadopoulos
LINE-UPS COMING UP!
The official team news from both Dortmund and Frankfurt will be coming shortly for our first Saturday evening fixture of the new season. It's been an entertaining day so far around the league with a ton of goals scored across our five games earlier.
With 45 wins to 31, Dortmund have the edge historically from the 96 Bundesliga meetings to date (20 draws). Frankfurt are unbeaten in four of the last five games though, winning away and drawing at home last term.
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CAN FRANKFURT BOUNCE BACK?
Glasner's reign got off to a nightmare start in the DFB Cup first round last weekend, his charges losing 2-0 away to third-tier side Waldhof Mannheim. "We didn't do the basics," the coach said in his analysis of that game. "Our problems weren't tactical, it was more that we lost too many challenges and didn't have enough determination." Expect a very different performance from the Eagles today.
NEW SIGNINGS ON DISPLAY?
Marco Rose and Oliver Glasner will be in the dugouts today, having respectively been in charge of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Wolfsburg last season. Each have new faces to integrate into their sides: Gregor Kobel is set to start in goal for Dortmund following his summer arrival from Stuttgart, while Donyell Malen could be handed a place in attack alongside Haaland. For Frankfurt, Rafael Borre is expected to lead the line following Andre Silva's departure, while Jens Petter Hauge and Jesper Lindstrom are vying for places in attacking midfield.
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ALL EYES ON HAALAND
The Dortmund striker sent out a statement of his intent this season with a hat-trick in his team's DFB Cup first round win over Wehen Wiesbaden last weekend, taking his tally to 61 goals in 61 outings for the club. Can he continue that form here? You'd be a brave person to bet against him!
Thanks for joining us for live build-up and coverage of Dortmund's clash with Frankfurt in what is set to be an absolute belter. Both teams have new coaches and new players to showcase in a fixture that has averaged 3.5 goals per game over the last 10 meetings. Kick-off can't come soon enough!
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