- Ousmane Dembele scores on his debut for Borussia Dortmund.
- BVB ease to a 5-2 friendly win over amateur side SpVgg Erkenschwick.
- Sebastian Rode also make his first appearance since signing from FC Bayern München.
A number of Schwarz-Gelben stars were absent due to injury or extended holiday after participating in international tournaments over the summer, but head coach Thomas Tuchel was still able to begin with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Matthias Ginter and Sokratis, as well as handing Sebastian Rode his first start since joining from FC Bayern München.
Yet it was Dembele who hogged the limelight early on, scoring Dortmund's first goal of 2016/17 after three minutes. His link-up play with Aubameyang showed plenty of signs of promise for the forthcoming season, with the duo tormenting the Erkenschwick defence with their frightening pace.
The next goal was not long in coming, as Jacob Bruun Larsen forced an own goal to give Tuchel's men a 2-0 half-time lead. Dortmund's quality shone through after the break, with further efforts from Felix Passlack, Christoph Zimmermann and Gonzalo Castro putting the outcome beyond all doubt, rendering the two late goals from Erkenschwick mere consolations.