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Posted on Sep 30, 03:43PM | IANS
Bayern Munich kept their triumphant run to remain on top of the standings while Dortmund's Marco Reus orchestrated a crushing 5-0 win over Monchengladbach and Stuttgart wrapped the first win of the season owing to a 2-0 victory at Nuremberg in German Bundesliga football.
The Bavarians needed two minutes in the closing stage of the match Saturday night to seal the deal against Werder Bremen. Bayern Munich dominated an uneventful first half at outsold Weser stadium against host Werder Bremen, reports Xinhua.
The second half was fast paced but yet the spectators had to wait until the 81st minute when Bayern's Luiz Gustavo utilized a diagonal pass by Thomas Mueller to curl the ball over Bremen goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz from 20 meters.
The German record champion tasted blood and doubled the lead only 137 seconds later, as leading scorer Mario Mandzukic, who started from the bench, marked his sixth of the season following a fast break. Thus the Bavarians extend their winning streak to six, to retain their perfect start into the season.
"We made too many mistakes today. It was an insufficient performance until the opener," Bayern Munich sports director Matthias Sammer said.
German double winner Dortmund returned into the top three of the standings following an inspiring performance over Monchengladbach.
The Foals started confident into the match as Dortmund dropped points at the last two matches. Nonetheless the Foals were unable to hold the pace with the hosts as the match progressed.
Consequently Dortmund's Marco Reus opened the scoring with a solo run and goal to stun his former club with 35 minutes into the match. Neven Subotic added the second goal to the lead when he headed home a long cross into the penalty area, five minutes later.
At the second half Dortmund started where they left off as Reus wrapped his brace with a stunning shot into top left from inside the box with 70 minutes on the clock.
The Foals where unable to put up some resistance thus Dortmund's Ilkay Guendigan and Jakub Blaszczykowski extended the lead to 5-0 to mark the end of the goal festival at outsold Signal Iduna Park.
Stuttgart finally grabbed the first win of the season when they defeated Nuremberg 2-0 at away. One minute after kick off Stuttgart's Vedad Ibisevic capitalized on an error by Nuremberg defender Marco Antonio to slot home the weak return pass from the penalty area.
Nuremberg pressed for the equaliser but Martin Harnik added the second goal to secure the first win of the season for Stuttgart.
Newly promoted Greuther Fuerth remains winless at the league as Leverkusen's Sidney Sam donated two goals within twelve minutes to ensure the third victory of the season for the "Werkself".
Artjoms Rudnevs winner assured a happy 125th anniversary for Hamburg, as Hannover remained unable to convert their scoring opportunities owing to a faultless performance by Hamburg's goalie Rene Adler.
Hoffenheim and Augsburg shared points after an unspectacular goalless draw. Hoffenheim's Sejad Salihovic ensured the negative highlight of the match when he was sent off with a straight red card owing to a rude foul play.
In Sunday's fixtures, undefeated newly promotees Eintracht Frankfurt encounter Freiburg whereas Wolfsburg take on Mainz.