German Bundesliga
B DortmundBorussia Dortmund5Köln1. FC Köln0

Borussia Dortmund 5-0 FC Cologne

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored four goals in four league games for Dortmund this season

Borussia Dortmund moved top of the Bundesliga by thrashing Cologne, who suffered the German top-flight's worst start since the 1962-63 season.

Cologne have lost all four Bundesliga matches this campaign, have only scored one league goal and have a goal difference of minus 11.

Both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Maximilian Philipp netted twice, with Sokratis Papastathopoulos also scoring.

Cologne's Europa League game at Arsenal on Thursday was delayed by an hour.

About 20,000 Cologne fans arrived in London for the first match in the group stage despite a ticket allocation of only 2,900, with the Gunners going on to win 3-1.

Dortmund have won three and drew one of their four Bundesliga matches, but did lose 3-1 to Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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Line-ups

B Dortmund

Formation 4-3-3

  • 38Bürki
  • 26Piszczek
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 36Toprak
  • 2Zagadou
  • 27Castro
  • 8SahinSubstituted forWeiglat 67'minutes
  • 19Dahoud
  • 9YarmolenkoSubstituted forPulisicat 66'minutes
  • 17AubameyangSubstituted forIsakat 85'minutes
  • 20Philipp

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 4Subotic
  • 14Isak
  • 22Pulisic
  • 23Kagawa
  • 33Weigl

Köln

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Horn
  • 24KlünterBooked at 58mins
  • 22Meré
  • 3Heintz
  • 23Horn
  • 33LehmannBooked at 39mins
  • 7Risse
  • 6HögerSubstituted forJojicat 64'minutes
  • 13OsakoSubstituted forSörensenat 64'minutes
  • 21BittencourtSubstituted forZollerat 56'minutes
  • 15CórdobaBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 4Sörensen
  • 5Maroh
  • 8Jojic
  • 11Zoller
  • 18Kessler
  • 19Guirassy
  • 34Rausch
Referee:
Patrick Ittrich
Attendance:
81,000

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamKöln
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home22
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 5, 1. FC Köln 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 5, 1. FC Köln 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alexander Isak (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Sokratis.

  4. Post update

    Offside, 1. FC Köln. Jhon Córdoba tries a through ball, but Simon Zoller is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Julian Weigl.

  6. Post update

    Ömer Toprak (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Milos Jojic (1. FC Köln).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund).

  9. Post update

    Jhon Córdoba (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Alexander Isak replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Frederik Sörensen.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund).

  14. Post update

    Jhon Córdoba (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lukas Klünter (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Milos Jojic with a headed pass.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Dan-Axel Zagadou (Borussia Dortmund).

  17. Post update

    Dominique Heintz (1. FC Köln) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Dominique Heintz.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marcel Risse (1. FC Köln) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jhon Córdoba.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Jhon Córdoba (1. FC Köln).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th September 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund43101001010
2Hannover431051410
3Bayern Munich43019369
4Schalke43017349
5Hoffenheim42206338
6RB Leipzig42118537
7Augsburg42117437
8Hamburg420245-16
9Stuttgart420235-26
10B Mgladbach41215505
11Hertha Berlin41214405
12B Leverkusen41128804
13Frankfurt411223-14
14Wolfsburg411225-34
15Mainz410337-43
16Freiburg402218-72
17Werder Bremen401326-41
18Köln4004112-110
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