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Schalke, Bayer claim opening day wins; Ingolstadt stun Mainz

Leverkusen's midfielder Julian Brandt (2nd R) celebrates with Leverkusen's Swiss forward Admir Mehmedi (R) and Leverkusen's Brazilian defender Wendell after scoring 2-1 during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Leverkusen, western Germany, on August 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SASCHA SCHUERMANN RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050. (Photo credit should read SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Leverkusen's midfielder Julian Brandt (2nd R) celebrates with Leverkusen's Swiss forward Admir Mehmedi (R) and Leverkusen's Brazilian defender Wendell after scoring 2-1 during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in Leverkusen, western Germany, on August 15, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SASCHA SCHUERMANN RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050. (Photo credit should read SASCHA SCHUERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

BERLIN --

Schalke started its Bundesliga season with a 3-0 victory at Werder Bremen on Saturday while promoted Ingolstadt claimed its first top-level win.

Bremen defender Theodor Gebre Selassie scored an own goal with an unstoppable chip in off the underside of the bar while trying to clear Joel Matip's cross in the 34th.

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Matip then set up Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the 68th and Klaas Jan Huntelaar rounded off the scoring in the 85th after a brilliant run from Leroy Sane.

Ingolstadt defeated Mainz 1-0 away thanks to Lukas Hinterseer's 66th-minute winner, Hertha Berlin won 1-0 at Augsburg as both sides finished with 10 men, Bayer Leverkusen came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 and promoted Darmstadt drew 2-2 at home with Hannover.

Borussia Dortmund was hosting Borussia Moenchengladbach later.