Gotze to make first Borussia Dortmund start in seven months

Faith Castro
August 20, 2017

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund overcame hosts VfL Wolfsburg 3-0 on Saturday to make a flawless start to their Bundesliga season as last season's runners-up RB Leipzig suffered a shock loss at Schalke 04.

ESPN is reporting that the United States worldwide isn't interested in leaving the Bundesliga outfit ahead of a big season in the Bundesliga for the teenager.

Ousmane Dembele is not in the squad after being suspended for skipping training, with the forward's future uncertain amid interest from Barcelona.

"These are our goals for the coming season".

With the goal he became the fourth U.S worldwide with a Bundesliga goal on the first day of the season.

Christian Pulisic celebrates setting Borussia Dortmund on course for victory at Wolfsburg. Pulisic scored with a great finish inside the far post midway through the first half.

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Marc Bartra then made it 2-0 with a brilliantly curled shot from a hard angle inside the top corner.

The result sees Dortmund move ahead of reigning champions Bayern Munich, who beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-1 with the help of video technology on Friday night.

With the Wolves cornered, Dortmund kept up the pressure and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, last season's Bundesliga top scorer, added a third on the hour.

Nicolai Mueller's first-half goal was enough for Hamburger SV to beat visiting Augsburg 1-0, but it came at a price as he injured himself in the celebrations.

Australia winger Mathew Leckie scored both goals on his Hertha Berlindebut as they won 2-0 against newly-promoted Stuttgart, while former Leicester striker Andrej Kramaric netted the decisive goal in Hoffenheim's 1-0 home win over Werder Bremen.

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