Dortmund, Germany – Robert Lewandowski collected a second-half brace on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund cruised to a 5-0 rout of 10-man Freiburg at Signal Iduna Park.
Dortmund struck first 10 minutes prior to the break when Marco Reus found the back of the net and the home side got another break in first-half stoppage time when Freiburg's Fallou Diagne was shown a straight red card, reducing the traveling side to 10 men for the entire second half.
Reus converted the ensuing penalty kick for his second goal of the day as Dortmund took a 2-0 lead into the dressing room.
Lewandowski got into the scoring mood in the second half when he found the back of the net in the 58th and 70th minutes to make it a 4-0 Dortmund lead, while Jakub Blaszczykowski finished the rout with a tally in the 79th minute.
The result sees Dortmund maintain their unbeaten record in Bundesliga with six wins and a draw through seven matches to sit at the top of the table with 19 points, while Freiburg remains winless this campaign with three points.
Bayer Leverkusen collected its sixth win of the early campaign on Saturday after posting a 2-0 victory over Hannover at the BayArena. Simon Rolfes and Sidney Sam scored in the 23rd and 37th minutes for Leverkusen, while Hannover failed to generate many quality scoring chances over the course of the 90 minutes.
The result sees Leverkusen up to 18 points and third place in the Bundesliga, while stays in fourth place with 12 points.
German champions Bayern Munich maintained their unbeaten record on Saturday with a 1-0 victory over Wolfsburg on Saturday at the Allianz Arena. After a scoreless opening half, Bayern found its breakthrough in the 63rd minute through a Thomas Muller goal.
Bayern sits tied with Dortmund atop the table with 19 points, but is behind on goal differential.
Elsewhere in Germany on Saturday, Hertha Berlin moved into fifth place following a comfortable 3-1 result over Mainz at the Olympic Stadium.
Nicolai Muller gave Mainz the lead eight minutes in, but Sami Allagui responded with a pair of second-half goals for Hertha, and Anis Ben-Hatira added an insurance goal for the hosts 16 minutes from time to wrap up all three points.
Hoffenheim and Schalke played to a thrilling 3-3 draw on Saturday at the Rhein- Neckar Arena. Kevin-Prince Boateng and Joel Matip scored inside the opening 15 minutes to give Schalke an early 2-0 lead.
Anthony Modeste pulled one back for Hoffenheim in the 16th minute, but it was answered by Marco Hoger for a 3-1 Schalke lead at the break.
But in the second half, Hoffenheim battled back with goals by Roberto Firmino and David Angel Abraham to salvage a point.
In Saturday's final Bundesliga clash, Marcell Jansen scored four minutes from time to rescue a point for Hamburg in a 2-2 draw with Eintracht.