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Dortmund win 4-0 against Ingolstadt to top Bundesliga

AP, BERLIN

Japan midfielder Shinji Kagawa scored on Sunday as Borussia Dortmund defeated Ingolstadt 04 and claimed their second successive 4-0 win in the Bundesliga, while Borussia Moenchengladbach slumped to their second loss.

After dominating the first half and squandering several chances, Dortmund finally made the breakthrough via Matthias Ginter in the 55th minute. The defender took Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s cross and left a defender sprawling with his first touch before finishing inside the far post with his next.

Marco Reus made it 2-0 with a penalty five minutes later after Moritz Hartmann had fouled Marcel Schmelzer.

“We played well for 90 minutes, but we were annoyed at half-time that we missed so many chances,” Schmelzer said.

Kagawa scored in the 84th minute after fine work from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the right. Aubameyang eluded two Ingolstadt defenders, passed the ball to Jonas Hofmann, who saw Kagawa and let the Japan star do the rest, creating space before rolling the ball inside the right post.

Ginter crossed for Aubameyang to complete the scoring in stoppage-time.

“It was an experience for my guys and I am proud of them because they played a good game for long periods,” Ingolstadt coach Ralph Hasenhuettl said.

Elsewhere, FSV Mainz 05 won 2-1 at Moenchengladbach, who are bottom of the table after two rounds.

Mainz hit the post through Yunus Malli and the crossbar through Fabian Frei before midfielder Jairo opened the scoring in the 42nd minute.

Patrick Herrmann equalized in the 54th minute, taking Lars Stindl’s pass and hammering the ball inside the far post, but the home side were made to rue missed chances when Christian Clemens slotted the winner in the 79th minute.

“We were much better in the second half, but we missed a lot of chances and that was very costly. We conceded the winning goal out of nothing,” Moenchengladbach coach Lucien Favre said. “It did not go for us today. We did not use our goal chances.”

After two games played, Dortmund top the Bundesliga on goal difference from Bayern Munich.

“It is a very pretty picture,” Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel said. “It can stay like that.”

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