Scorer of a Torjägerkanone-winning 30 goals last season, Robert Lewandowski helped himself to three as FC Bayern München crushed SV Werder Bremen 6-0.
Scorer of a Torjägerkanone-winning 30 goals last season, Robert Lewandowski helped himself to three as FC Bayern München crushed SV Werder Bremen 6-0.

Bundesliga Matchday 1 - round-up

There was no shortage of drama on the first matchday of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign. rounds up the action...

FC Bayern München 6-0 SV Werder Bremen

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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 2-1 1. FSV Mainz 05

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

Eintracht Frankfurt 1-0 FC Schalke 04

Eintracht Frankfurt's Alexander Meier scored and missed a penalty in an eventful game at the Commerzbank Arena, where the hosts managed to hold on despite being reduced to ten men.

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1. FC Köln 2-0 SV Darmstadt 98

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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.

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Hamburger SV 1-1 FC Ingolstadt 04

USMNT striker Bobby Wood scored on his Bundesliga debut for Hamburger SV, but FC Ingolstadt 04 hit back 11 minutes from time through Lukas Hinterseer to earn an unlikely share of the spoils.

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Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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.

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Hertha Berlin 2-1 SC Freiburg

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.

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 2-2 RB Leipzig

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.