Kalou, Werner, Aubameyang, Demirbay and Gomez (l-r.) each played starring roles on Matchday 10.
Kalou, Werner, Aubameyang, Demirbay and Gomez (l-r.) each played starring roles on Matchday 10.
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The top five talking points from Matchday 10

What a round of games on Matchday 10! Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang plundered a career-best four goals in one game before calling for the title-race to be blown open; TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig duly obliged with impressive results against FC Bayern München and 1. FSV Mainz 05, while there was an emotional return to form for Salomon Kalou in the capital.

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Cometh the hour, cometh Aubameyang

Following a run of four Bundesliga games without victory, Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said there was "no alternative but to win" away to Hamburger SV on Matchday 10. His team - and one player in particular - responded in emphatic fashion. The game was just four minutes old when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the visitors in front, and he completed his hat-trick before half an hour had even been played. The 27-year-old then added a fourth after the break - the first time he has ever scored four in a competitive game - to almost single-handedly take HSV apart in a 5-2 thrashing. The charismatic front-man is now joint-top of the league's scoring chart on 11 goals for the season so far.

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Hoffenheim mean business

Aubameyang talked of blowing the title race open in his post-match interviews, and one club doing just that are TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. FC Bayern München welcomed the Sinsheim club to the Allianz Arena sporting kits made of entirely of plastic recovered from the ocean. Julian Nagelsmann’s side were in no mood for charity, though. Kerem Demirbay scored one of the goals of the season, and but for an unfortunate own goal from Steven Zuber Bayern would have suffered their first league defeat since March. Teams are struggling to work out Nagelsmann’s fluid 3-5-2 formation, and a first season of European football could be in the offing.

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Wolves finally bare teeth in the Black Forest

Having signed big name players such as Mario Gomez and Jakub Blaszczykowski over the summer, hopes were high among VfL Wolfsburg fans coming into the new season. Fast-forward 10 matchdays and their growl had been reduced to a whimper, with the club having dropped 21 points - as well as coach Dieter Hecking - ahead of the trip to SC Freiburg. The promoted Black Forest club had won their previous four games at the Schwarzwald-Stadion, but the Wolves were unfazed, with three-time Bundesliga champion Gomez conjuring the form of old to snatch a brace in a 3-0 win, with interim coach Valerien Ismael given the job full-time the next day.

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