The schedule for the 2017/18 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 fixtures is to be announced by the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga on 29 June. What better time, then, to look back at some of the most memorable opening-day debuts in Bundesliga history?
Up next: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat-trick heroics on Matchday 1 of the 2013/14 season.
One of a number of high-profile new arrivals at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK in the summer of 2013, Aubameyang could hardly have wished for a better start to his Borussia Dortmund career.
The former Saint-Etienne striker flew out of the traps with a hat-trick in the 4-0 victory at Augsburg, becoming only the third Bundesliga player ever to score a treble on their debut, after Olaf Marshall (for Kaiserslautern in 1993) and Hermann Ohlicher (for Stuttgart in 1973).
Watch: All Aubameyang's 2016/17 Bundesliga goals
He is now the top African goalscorer in Bundesliga history with 85 goals in 128 German top-flight appearances, including 31 in 32 outings last term to win the 2016/17 Torjägerkanone. No other non-German player has ever scored more goals in a single Bundesliga campaign.
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