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Borussia Mönchengladbach set the tone for things to come with a resounding 4-1 win over Eintracht Braunschweig in Friday's opener. The Foals' third home win of the campaign bumped Lucien Favre's men up to sixth in the table, but left winless Braunschweig rooted to the foot of the standings, nursing an almighty headache in the goal-difference department (-11).
Over to the Bundesliga's other Borussia, Jürgen Klopp's Dortmund dropped their first points of the season away to struggling 1.FC Nürnberg. After a defeat to SSC Napoli in the UEFA Champions League in midweek, the Yellow-Blacks could only manage a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon, leaving FC Bayern München with the opportunity to draw level at the top of the table with victory over FC Schalke 04.
Pep Guardiola's men duly obliged, running out handsome 4-0 winners at the Veltins Arena. It was an ominous show of strength from last term's quadruple winners, for whom Jerome Boateng put in an imperious shift at the office up against half brother Kevin-Prince. Bayern have now won six on the bounce against the Royal Blues without even conceding.
Hot on the heels of the Bundesliga's top two are third-place Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who registered a comprehensive 4-1 win away to 1. FSV Mainz 05. Stefan Kießling grabbed his fifth of the campaign to move joint-top of the scorers' chart , but it was Australia international Robbie Kruse who stole the show with a fine brace on his first start for the club.
Joint-top Bundesliga goalscorer Vedad Ibisevic squandered a gilt-edged opportunity to hand Thomas Schneider his third successive win as VfB Stuttgart head coach, blazing over from the spot in the last minute of Sunday’s curtain-closer at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. The Bosnia-Herzegovina international striker has now missed three of his last nine Bundesliga spot-kicks.