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Dortmund jettison Ousmane Dembélé worries as Peter Bosz has instant impact

Dortmund's French midfielder Ousmane Dembele (C) smiles as he has taken seat for the team photo during a press event of German first division Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund on...

Everybody loves a shock result on the opening day of the season. What was so unusual as the Bundesliga got back to business was that Borussia Dortmund’s comprehensive victory at Wolfsburg on Saturday afternoon – last term’s third-placed finishers winning at the team that ended third-bottom, having to win the dreaded relegation-promotion play-off to save themselves – felt as if it was one of them.

Champions Bayern and woeful Wolfsburg look forward to very different futures

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti kisses Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery

It has been a long couple of weeks for Bayern Munich. Little wonder, then, that Thiago Alcântara’s first words as the players made it back to the dressing room after celebrating with a fifth straight Bundesliga crown with their travelling fans at Wolfsburg were, according to Süddeutsche Zeitung, a throaty cry of “donde está el alcohol?”

Leverkusen and Wolfsburg continue to flirt with Bundesliga oblivion

Bayer Leverkusen's Bernd Leno in action

On a weekend in which 35 goals were scored in the Bundesliga, the BayArena always seemed likely to chip in generously. Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg fixtures, especially on this ground, produce goals, with the most notable occasion having been two years back, when the visitors let 3-0 and 4-2 leads slip before Bas Dost won the game at the death with his fourth goal of the afternoon.

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Dortmund's French midfielder Ousmane Dembele (C) smiles as he has taken seat for the team photo during a press event of German first division Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund on...

Dortmund jettison Ousmane Dembélé worries as Peter Bosz has instant impact

Everybody loves a shock result on the opening day of the season. What was so unusual as the Bundesliga got back to business was that Borussia Dortmund’s comprehensive victory at Wolfsburg on Saturday afternoon – last term’s third-placed finishers winning at the team that ended third-bottom, having to win the dreaded relegation-promotion play-off to save themselves – felt as if it was one of them.

Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti kisses Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery

Champions Bayern and woeful Wolfsburg look forward to very different futures

It has been a long couple of weeks for Bayern Munich. Little wonder, then, that Thiago Alcântara’s first words as the players made it back to the dressing room after celebrating with a fifth straight Bundesliga crown with their travelling fans at Wolfsburg were, according to Süddeutsche Zeitung, a throaty cry of “donde está el alcohol?”