- Bayern's title-defence underway with 6-0 thrashing of Bremen.
- Aubameyang grabs both goals for Dortmund against Mainz.
- Wood scores on Bundesliga debut for Hamburg.
There was no shortage of drama on the first matchday of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign. bundesliga.com rounds up the action...
FC Bayern München kicked off the defence of their title with a six-goal destruction of SV Werder Bremen on Friday. Robert Lewandowski bagged a hat-trick, with Xabi Alonso, Philipp Lahm and Franck Ribery also on target at the Allianz Arena.
Watch: Bayern united in delight at victory over Bremen:
Borussia Dortmund edged a spirited 1. FSV Mainz 05 side in a close-fought encounter at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK on Saturday. BVB striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice, with Japan international Yoshinori Muto helping himself to a late consolation for the visitors.
Watch: Andre Schürrle's and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's blossoming partnership
Köln got the season off to a winning start with a comfortable victory over SV Darmstadt 98. Marcel Risse opened the scoring early in the first half, with Anthony Modeste making the points safe after a lightning storm temporarily stopped play.
VfL Wolfsburg flew out of the traps with an away win against FC Augsburg. Summer signing Daniel Didavi opened the scoring in spectacular fashion, before Switzerland international Ricardo Rodriguez got in on the act with a sensational effort of his own late on.
Borussia Mönchengladbach got the better of Rhineland rivals Bayer 04 Leverkusen in a thrilling conclusion to the Saturday action. Joel Pohjanpalo looked to have rescued a point for the visitors after Andre Hahn had given the Foals a deserved first-half lead, but a late goal from Lars Stindl ensured the points stayed in Gladbach.
Nicolas Höfler thought he had rescued a draw for SC Freiburg at Hertha Berlin on Sunday, cancelling out Vladimir Darida's opener in the 93rd minute, but Julian Schieber ensured the capital club took all three points with the winner at the other end two minutes later.
Marcel Sabitzer's 90th-minute goal ensured RB Leipzig earned a 2-2 draw at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in their first-ever Bundesliga match. Mark Uth's goal left the hosts seven minutes away from sealing all three points for TSG after Lukas Rupp and Dominik Kaiser had exchanged goals until Sabitzer's last-gasp intervention.