The midfield of Mo Dahoud, Axel Witsel and Thomas Delaney shone for BVB, whose victory was initiated by two set-pieces on the stroke of half-time. Leipzig also revealed defensive weaknesses and were denied further goals by the excellent Roman Bürki.


Safe hands: Roman Bürki made six saves and proved a tough nut for Leipzig to crack all night.

Opening-day win: Borussia Dortmund have kicked off a Bundesliga season with a win for the fourth time in succession. Additionally, Lucien Favre became the fifth consecutive BVB coach after Klopp, Tuchel, Bosz and Stöger to claim victory in his first Bundesliga match; Thomas Doll, whose opening match in the spring of 2007 ended in a goalless draw against Nuremberg, was the last new boss who did not pick up all three points on his touchline debut.

Account opened: Mahmoud Dahoud scored his first Bundesliga goal in a BVB shirt. His last came in April 2017, when he netted for Gladbach in Hoffenheim. His eighth Bundesliga goal was his first header.

Landmark: Marco Reus scored his 100th Bundesliga goal (64 of those have been for Borussia Dortmund).

Off to a flying start: Axel Witsel scored from his first shot in the Bundesliga. He has now scored twice in two competitive matches for BVB.