BERLIN (AP) – Borussia Dortmund struggled with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Hoffenheim, while Bayern Munich had no problems in a 4-1 rout of promoted Arminia Bielefeld.
Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski scored twice for Bayern. The second completed his achievement of having scored against all 18 Bundesliga teams.
Japan’s Ritsu Doan scored Arminia’s only one, when Bayern relaxed half an hour from the end of what at times seemed like a practice match.
Bayern finished with 10 men after Corentin Tolisso was sent off for knocking down Fabian Klos as last defender.
Dortmund had not won any of their last five games with Hoffenheim, but Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who came on as a substitute, kept his cool in front of the rival goal, before crossing the ball to give Marco Reus an easy goal at point-blank range. 76 minutes.
Coach Lucien Favre decided to keep Haaland, Reus, Jude Bellingham and Raphaël Guerreiro on the bench for the start, and Hoffenheim had the best chances in the first half.
Favre put Reus and Haaland in for the ineffective Jadon Sancho and Julian Brandt in the 64th minute. Eleven later, he sent Bellingham and Guerreiro. The Bundesliga still allows five substitutes per game.
Hoffenheim played without Andrej Kramaric and Kasim Adams after they tested positive for coronavirus after returning from the international break.
Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji is in quarantine after testing positive.
Yussuf Poulsen scored a spectacular goal and Leipzig beat Augsburg 2-0, which saw their perfect start to the campaign conclude.
Freiburg and Werder Bremen drew 1-1, Hertha Berlin fell 2-0 at home to the promoted Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen beat Mainz 1-0.
Wout Weghorst scored in the 85th minute for Wolfsburg to draw a 1-1 draw on Borussia Mönchengladbach’s court in the duel that ended Saturday’s activity. The visiting team scored their fourth draw.