BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund achieved its best start to a Bundesliga with a comprehensive 6-2 rout of Hamburger SV for five wins from five games on Saturday.
Bayern Munich also won, defeating Hannover 2-0 for an 11th straight league win at home.
Bayern wasn't inspired in its new Oktoberfest-inspired brown and white strip in the first half but stepped up its performance after Toni Kroos crossed for Mario Mandzukic to open the scoring in the 51st minute.
Franck Ribery pounced on the rebound after Arjen Robben's initial effort was saved to secure the win in the 64th.
"The games after the international break are always difficult for us," Ribery said. "It was much better in the second half. We had more energy, a lot of movement and we got the goals."
Bayern begins its Champions League defense at home against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday.
Former Bayern midfielder Luiz Gustavo was sent off for the second time in his third game for new club Wolfsburg, which lost 3-1 at Bayer Leverkusen. Leverkusen visits Manchester United on Tuesday.
Kevin-Prince Boateng's first goal for Schalke was enough for a 1-0 win at Mainz. The former AC Milan midfielder ran at the home side's defense, feigned to shoot, and unleashed a fine effort past Mainz goalkeeper Heinz Mueller in off the far post.
Schalke hosts Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday.
Eintracht Frankfurt won 3-0 at 10-man Werder Bremen, and Augsburg came from behind to beat Freiburg 2-1.
In the late game, Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored in the 19th and fellow offseason signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan made it 2-0 three minutes later, when Robert Lewandowski backheeled the ball for Mkhitaryan to take in stride and slot inside the left post.
Hamburg defender Lam Zhi-Gin pulled one back four minutes later with a perfectly struck curling shot inside the far post.
Dortmund twice hit the crossbar before Heiko Westermann scored an unlikely equalizer with Hamburg's second attempt in the 49th.
"The first goal came from nothing, the second — nothing," Marco Reus said. "We punish ourselves for the work we put in. It shouldn't happen. If we cut that out, we're unbeatable."
Dortmund hit the crossbar yet again, and Rene Adler made a host of saves, before Mkhitaryan set up Aubameyang for his second in the 65th.
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