Dortmund open with Monchengladbach thrashing

Borussia Dortmund kicked off their Bundesliga campaign in terrific fashion as they beat Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 at the Westfalenstadion.

  • Dortmund 4 Monchengladbach 0
  • Dortmund put on dominant display
  • Kagawa impressive
  • Reus, Aubemeyang score early
  • Mkhitaryan at the double

Match Summary

Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all scored in a dominant first-half to give Dortmund a 3-0 advantage at the break.

Mkhitaryan added his second of the night four minutes after the restart with another easy finish at the far post to put an end to the game as a contest.

Full Report

Dortmund started the game well and had a seventh minute strike ruled out after Mkhitaryan was adjudged offside after latching onto a Shinji Kagawa through ball.

There would be nothing to save the visitors on 25 minutes, though, Reus finishing off with a powerful shot after some neat play from Kagawa once again.

It took all of six minutes for Die Borussens to double their advantage, Aubameyang this time beating his marker in the box to head home a Marcel Scmelzer cross.

Mkhitaryan would not be denied again on 33 minutes, tapping in from close range after some excellent wing-play from Aubameyang, who unselfishly laid the ball of with just the keeper to beat.

Shortly after the start of the second half, Reus turned provider; laying the ball off for Mkhitaryan to slot home his second after some good play out wide.

Kagawa really should have made it 5-0 with 67 minutes on the clock, but somehow conspired to fire wide after some great combo play with Aubameyang.

Dortmund continued to push for a fifth but were unable to add another to their tally before the end of the ninety.