- Aubameyang grabs four as Dortmund beat Hamburg 5-2.
- Tuchel’s side win for the first time in five Bundesliga games.
- HSV legend Seeler celebrates his 80th birthday in the stands.
Dortmund got off the mark with less than five minutes showing on the famous Volksparkstadion clock when Aubameyang prodded home from close range after Rene Adler had parried Emre Mor’s shot. The pair combined again midway through the half when Mor stole the ball from Johan Djourou before squaring to leave the Gabonese with another simple finish, and Auba completed his hat-trick inside the half-hour, leaving Cleber for dust before slotting low under Adler for 3-0.
Hamburg brought Albin Ekdal on for Cleber soon after, bit it made little difference initially. The second half was only five minutes old when Aubameyang made it four, drilling into the bottom corner after good work from Christian Pulisic. HSV settled after that rollicking, and Nicolai Müller ended the game with abrace - the first after racing past Sokratis, the second after finding space on the edge of the BVB box - but it sandwiched a goal from Dortmund substitute Ousmane Dembele, who helped ensure Die Schwarzgelben ended the day as 5-2 victors.
Man of the Match
Aubameyang missed the victory over Sporting Clube de Portugal in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, but wasted little time in showing that he remains Dortmund’s deadliest option up front here. At the peak of his powers, the 27-year-old’s game-high 43 sprints helped him get into dangerous positions, and he was rewarded with four goals - his biggest single-game haul since arriving in Germany in 2013.
This was not how Hamburg club legend Uwe Seeler would have wanted to celebrate his 80th birthday. The former Germany striker - watching on from the stands - scored 404 goals in 476 games for HSV between 1953 and 1972. Bottom of the pile after 10 games played, how the Red Shorts could do with his goals now.
- Aubameyang is now on 11 goals for the season - drawing level with 1. FC Köln’s Anthony Modeste as the top scorer in Germany, and indeed Europe.
- Dortmund won for the first time in five Bundesliga matches.
- Thomas Tuchel’s side completed 371 passes to Hamburg’s 219.
Hamburger SV: Adler - Cleber (Ekdal 31’), Djourou (c), Spahic - Diekmeier (Hunt 69’), Douglas - Sakai, Jung - Müller, Gregoritsch - Lasogga (Waldschmidt 52’)
Coach: Markus Gisdol
Borussia Dortmund: Bürki - Ginter, Sokratis (c) (Passlack 81’), Bartra, Piszczek - Rode - Pulisic (Dembele 68’), Castro, Mor (Schürrle 68’), Guerreiro - Aubameyang
Coach: Thomas Tuchel