Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored four as Borussia Dortmund got back to winning ways in the Bundesliga with a 5-2 win over bottom club Hamburger SV at the Volksparkstadion.
Hamburger SV 2-5 Borussia Dortmund
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.
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