Dortmund maintain perfect start

BVB Dortmund rallied from a goal down to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-2 win over Hannover 96 at the HDI-Arena on Saturday.

  • Hannover 96 1 BVB Dortmund 2
  • Sobiech at the double
  • Mkhitaryan curls in for the lead
  • Felipe nets unfortunate own goal
  • Aubameyang scores brace from the spot

Match Summary

Hannover 96 took full advantage of the counter-attack to open the scoring through Artur Sobiech in the 18th minute, but BVB were back on level terms 10 minutes before the interval after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang converted a penalty.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan had the visitors ahead just before the half-time interval with a wonderfully curled effort, only for Sobiech to restore parity shortly after the restart.

Dortmund were back in front on 67 minutes, when Felipe bundled an Adnan Januzaj ball in across the line, before Aubameyang effectively sealed the result from the spot with five minutes to go.

Full Report

Dortmund made a fast start to the game and had one or two half chances in the early exchanges, but were just unable to make the most of their opportunities.

It was Hannover who took the lead with 18 minutes played when Sobiech stabbed home a  Leon Andreasen square ball from a quick counter-attack after the visitors squandered a chance at the other end.

Dortmund were right back in the game on 35 minutes when Aubameyang steered a spot-kick into the corner after Felipe was adjudged to have fouled Jonas Hofmann in the area.

And Die Borussens took the lead with just a minute remaining in the half, Mkhitaryan guiding a curled effort just inside the far post after some patient possession.

Sobiech had Die Roten back on level pegging just seven minutes into the second half, again slotting home from close range after Mats Hummels failed to clear Edgar Prib's ball into the box.

Aubameyang had a great chance to retake the lead soon after, but slid in a fraction too late and fired Ilkay Gündogan's ball towards the far post narrowly wide of the mark.

Just moments later Dortmund were back in front when Felipe scored an unfortunate own-goal by sending Adnan Januzaj's square ball across the line with Aubameyang lurking at the far post.

Aubameyang netted his second of the game, again from the spot, after Felipe was penalised for a handball in the area.