Borussia Dortmund on Saturday recorded a 6-0 win over SV Darmstadt while FC Bayern München returned to the top of the table courtesy of a 3-1 home victory over FC Ingolstadt.
In a sold out Signal-Iduna Park, Dortmund started the game with a number of changes in their line-up compared to the side that recorded a 6-0 win in the Champions Leagueon Wednesday.
It didn’t appear to affect their performance as Gonzalo Castro opened the scoring after seven minutes.
Darmstadt were then able to hold Dortmund off until the second half but then Adrian Ramos scored from a rebound just three minutes after half-time.
Christian Pulisic made it 3-0 six minutes later and Darmstadt’s woes only grew when midfielder Peter Niemeyer was given his marching orders following a second bookable offence.
Dortmund were on fire in the closing stages and cruised to victory with further goals from Castro, Sebastian Rode and substitute Emre Mor.
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Similarly, Thomas Müller, Philipp Lahm and David Alaba were sidelined for Bayern due to illness and the record champions struggled for long spells in their game against Ingolstadt.
The visitors even managed to take the lead after eight minutes through Dario Lezcano but FCB responded quickly and levelled the score from Robert Lewandowski’s wonderful chip in the twelfth minute, marking his fifth goal of the campaign already.
Ingolstadt were not willing to back down however and kept testing Manuel Neuer with a number of good chances throughout the game.
Xabi Alonso fired Bayern into the lead five minutes after the restart with a wonderful strike into the bottom corner from twenty yards.
Rafinha grabbed Bayern’s third goal with six minutes left to play, as the hosts earned a deserved, but heavily contended victory.
Also, Eintracht Frankfurt managed to win 2-1 at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, while Wolfsburg and Hoffenheim played out a goalless draw, despite plenty of chances for Mario Gomez and Julian Draxler.
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