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2017/2018 German Bundesliga
  • Maximilian Philipp (2', 69')
  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos (45'+1')
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (59' PEN, 60')

Borussia Dortmund thrash Cologne 5-0 to go top

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Nicol: Cologne sporting director is a 'dumb-dumb' (1:10)

Steve Nicol can't believe Cologne are seeking a rematch against Dortmund after a questionable VAR ruling in their 5-0 loss. (1:10)

Braces from Maximilian Philipp and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured Borussia Dortmund went to the top of the Bundesliga table as they beat Cologne 5-0 at Signal Iduna Park.

Dortmund are one of just three teams who still have unbeaten records in the German top-flight, and the margin of their success ensured they are now ahead of Hannover in the table on goal difference.

Philipp flashed a header from Andriy Yarmolenko into the Cologne net before Sokratis Papastathopoulos made it 2-0, with the help of the Video Assistant Referee, after he had initially been adjudged to have pushed Timo Horn before poking in to the net when the goalkeeper dropped the ball.

Aubameyang then scored twice in a minute, the first from the penalty spot, before Philipp added a fifth as Dortmund moved on to 10 points from their four fixtures so far, with Cologne remaining pointless having scored just one goal.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 12 +22 29
2 Schalke 04 12 +6 23
3 RB Leipzig 12 +5 23
4 Borussia Monchengladbach 12 0 21
5 Borussia Dortmund 12 +13 20
6 TSG Hoffenheim 12 +6 20
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 12 +2 19
8 Hannover 96 12 0 18
9 Bayer Leverkusen 12 +7 17
10 FC Augsburg 12 +2 16
11 VfB Stuttgart 12 -3 16
12 Mainz 12 -4 15
13 VfL Wolfsburg 12 -1 14
14 Hertha Berlin 12 -3 14
15 Hamburg SV 12 -10 10
16 Werder Bremen 12 -6 8
17 SC Freiburg 12 -17 8
18 FC Cologne 12 -19 2

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