Ingolstadt – Borussia Dortmund took their place at the top of the Bundesliga on Matchday 2 for the first time since September 2013.
Then like now, everything was working like clockwork for the Westphalians. Their well-oiled machine was the envy of footballing Germany, and the same fluidity can be discerned from their play under Thomas Tuchel this term.
One of the keys to this summer transformation is the return to form of a group of players whose performances had fallen off the radar last term. With BVB hitting rock bottom after the winter break, some heads had dropped more than others. The arrival of Tuchel has been a breath of fresh air which has lifted morale, on and off the field.
3,000 travelling fans chanted "top of the league!" following Shinji Kagawa's goal which put them three up in an eventual 4-0 win at FC Ingolstadt 04 on Saturday; the Westphalians were back to where they were almost two years ago, and the fans had their tune back. "We could have led already in the first half, and I think given the way we played in the second half, this win was deserved even by such a margin," said Tuchel. "I'm very proud of my team."