Bundesliga Review

Dortmund edge out Frankfurt

September 1, 2013

Henrikh Mkhitaryan bagged a brace as Borussia Dortmund maintained their 100 per cent winning start to the Bundesliga season with a 2-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Borussia Dortmund
GettyImagesBorussia Dortmund were made to work for victory.

The win takes Dortmund two points clear at the top of the domestic standings, ahead of of defending champions Bayern Munich, who have won three and drawn one of their first four games.

Mkhitaryan broke the deadlock in the 10th minute and added a second just before the hour mark after Vaclav Kadlec had cancelled out the opener in the 36th minute.

Elsewhere, a change in manager did the trick for Stuttgart as they crushed Hoffenheim 6-2. The Swabians sacked Bruno Labbadia last Monday and his replacement, Thomas Schneider, had an instant impact.

Bosnian Vedad Ibisevic scored a hat-trick against his former club, while Alexandru Maxim (two) and Antonio Rudiger were also on target.

Kevin Volland and Roberto Firmino scored consolations for Hoffenheim, but Markus Gisdol's side had no chance.


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