The man who lifted the Bundesliga trophy last May scored four times against Stuttgart yesterday as Mats Hummels fired Dortmund to a 5-0 win over Stuttgart in a top-four clash that saw the victors finish the weekend second. The last player to score four in a 1.Bundesliga match was Mario Mandzukic last February as Bayern beat Schalke 5-0.
While Dortmund finished their match third place in the table, a 93rd minute winner from Peter Perchtold for Mainz over Schalke saw the visitors slip below their rivals on goal difference. Hamburg are top, having found the back of the net three more times than BVB have so far, as they beat Hannover 4-1 courtesy of an Artjom Rudnevs hat-trick and a Son Heung-Min effort.
Stefan Kießling scored a stoppage time winner for Leverkusen to beat 10-man Werder Bremen after the visitors had Philipp Bargfrede dismissed with twenty minutes to play.
Mönchengladbach remain bottom after defeat at home by Nürnberg, while Frankfurt are still searching for their first win of the season following a late brace from Edu to snatch the points for Augsburg on Friday night. Elsewhere, there were wins for Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg ahead of the international break.
FRI 03 OCTOBER: AUGSBURG 4-3 EINTRACHT FRANKFURT Schaken 41 Voronin 36 pen Oehrl 52 Kittel 68 Edu 80, 90 Celozzi 76 SAT 04 OCTOBER: BORUSSIA DORTMUND 5-0 VFB STUTTGART Hummels 2, 57, 85 pen, 88 (Boka s/o 56) Reus 18 HAMBURGER SV 4-1 HANNOVER 96 Rudnevs 13, 35, 81 pen Ojo 63 Heung-Min 15 HERTHA BERLIN 2-0 SC FREIBURG Lasogga 20, 49 TSG HOFFENHEIM 0-1 VFL WOLFSBURG Sio 75 SUN 05 OCTOBER: BAYER LEVERKUSEN 2-1 SV WERDER BREMEN Kießling 39, 90+1 Hartherz 29 (Bargfrede s/o 70) BORUSSIA MÖNCHENGLADBACH 0-2 FC NÜRNBERG Klose 14 Hlousek 36 FSV MAINZ 1-0 SCHALKE Perchtold 90+3