Borussia Dortmund managed to beat Eintracht Braunschweig 2-1 at the Signal Iduna Park to maintain their 100% league record this season.
The super cup winners initially struggled to break down the defence of the newly promoted side, but finally succeeded thanks to the incredible impact of Jonas Hoffmann.
Braunschweig entered the game as underdogs but managed to produce an impressive defensive display. Dortmund looked extremely toothless during the first half after barely creating any chances.
After the teams returned from the break, Marco Reus was introduced and Dortmund began to look livelier. New signing and Bundesliga debutant Henrikh Mkhitaryan got into to good positions but failed to take advantage of any of the opportunities that he was provided with.
Then, Jurgen Klopp made the change of the match, by bringing on Jonas Hoffmann for Aubamayeng, who was not looking as lively as his debut. The pace and directness offered by the youngster looks incredibly reminiscent of the departed Mario Gotze.
Hoffmann received the ball on the right, advanced a couple of steps then played a nice one two with a very advanced Mats Hummels. At this moment he was at a tight angle, but maintained composure and finished it calmly in off on the far hand post.
Meanwhile for his second play he dribbled past two players and was in the box at which point opposition players surrounded him. He confidently continued and drifted off a third player who took him down for a stone cold penalty.
Marco Reus slotted in the penalty but the real hero of the day was 21-year-old Hofmann. Even though Braunschweig scored a goal through a Lewandowski own goal, it proved to be nothing more than a consolation.
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