Frankfurt, Germany – Borussia Dortmund will aim to continue their perfect start to the season on Sunday when last year's Champions League finalists travel to the Commerzbank Arena to face Eintracht Frankfurt.
Dortmund got their campaign off to a flying start when they opened their domestic schedule with a 4-0 rout of Augsburg on Aug. 10. Dortmund then continued their excellent form with victories over Bundesliga newcomers Braunschweig, and they squeaked out a a 1-0 result over Werder Bremen last week.
"We could have made life a bit easier for ourselves by scoring a second or third goal," said Dortmund's Sebastian Kehl. "That would have calmed things down a bit. But in the end, I think it was fully deserved win for us, especially since we created the better and also the far greater number of chances."
Striker Robert Lewandowski netted the only goal of the contest for Dortmund in the 55th minute and admitted it was a difficult game for his side.
"It was a difficult game for me and also the rest of the team," Lewandowski said. "Our performance was okay, though I think we can play better. But let's not forget that this was only the third game in the Bundesliga. We have a lot of games ahead of us and we will keep getting a bit better every game."
Eintracht Frankfurt finished an impressive sixth in the Bundesliga last term with 51 points, but through three matches this time around, Eintracht has struggled a bit with one victory and a pair of defeats.
Eintracht opened its domestic season with 6-1 loss to Hertha Berlin and followed that performance with a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich before finally earning their first three points of the season with a 2-0 result over Braunschweig.
Sunday's other match sees Stuttgart welcome Hoffenheim to the Mercedes Benz Arena hoping for a rebound performance following a 2-1 loss to Augsburg last time out.
On Saturday in the Bundesliga, Borussia Monchengladbach hosts Werder Bremen at Borussia Park, while Hamburg welcomes Braunschweig to the Imtech Arena.
Elsewhere, Hannover hopes to hand Mainz its first defeat of the season when the clubs meet at the AWD Arena, while Nurnberg will hope to record its first victory of the season against Augsburg.
Hertha Berlin shoots to keep its early-season momentum going against Wolfsburg, while Saturday's slate wraps up when Bayer Leverkusen tries to collect its fourth win in four tries against Schalke at the Veltins Arena.