Bayern beat Wolfsburg, Dortmund draw
Bayern Munich opened up a two-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Tuesday as they beat visiting VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 to win their fifth straight league game in a row.
Eintracht Frankfurt, who also won their opening four matches, were held to a 3-3 draw in a six-goal thriller at home by defending champions Borussia Dortmund.
In Munich the home side was in devastating form as they completely dominated against the team managed by their former coach Felix Magath.
Surprisingly, only Bastian Schweinsteiger managed to score in the first half though, but a brace by Bundesliga top scorer Mario Mandzukic after the break ensured a truer reflection of their dominance.
Mandzukic, who joined Bayern at the start of the season from Wolfsburg, has now scored five goals.
The Croatian said that he was enjoying his time in Munich. "You can see that we are all having fun. That is the way we want to continue, but we know that there is still a lot of football to be played.
"It makes no difference how many goals I score. I am interested in winning titles with the club," he said.
The victory sees Bayern move to 15 points and an astonishing 17-2 goals.
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In Frankfurt 51 500 spectators saw a pulsating match in which Lukasz Piszczek and Marco Reus gave Dortmund a 2-0 halftime lead, but the home side needed just six minutes after the break to level matters.
Stefan Aigner pulled one back in the 49th minute and Japanese international midfielder Takashi Inui scored his third goal of the season two minutes later with a header.
Substitute Mario Goetze restored Dortmund's lead shortly afterwards, but there was more to come as Brazilian defender Anderson again leveled matters for the home side with 17 minutes to go.
The draw sees Frankfurt move to 13 points, while Dortmund are fifth with nine points.
"It was a very difficult match for us. Dortmund is one of the best sides in the league, if not the best. We worked very hard for the draw," said Frankfurt defender Bastian Oczipka.
Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said that it seemed his team was in a phase of conceding a lot of goals. "But I also have to be honest that I have never seen a Frankfurt side change from defence to attack so fast and so well. They played a very good game."
Schalke 04 moved into third place on 10 points after their 3-0 victory against Mainz 05. Jefferson Farfan, Lewis Holtby and Teemu Pukki scored for the home side.
The final match on Tuesday saw Duesseldorf secure an important 2-0 away win at struggling Greuther Fuerth, to remain the only side in the league not to have conceded a goal so far this season.
Oliver Fink and Ken Ilsoe found the net for the visitors.
Five further Bundesliga matches will be played on Wednesday.