England Championship

Dortmund starts Bundesliga campaign with 5-1 win v Augsburg

BERLIN (AP) Paco Alcacer scored twice as Borussia Dortmund began its bid to wrench the Bundesliga title from Bayern Munich with a 5-1 rout of Augsburg on Saturday.

Encouraged by Bayern's 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin in the league opener on Friday night, Dortmund was keen to deliver a statement to the seven-time defending champion.

But Dortmund was still settling into the game with Mats Hummels back in defense when Florian Niederlechner scored in the first minute for the visitors. Hummels, back after a successful three years in Munich, was among those badly positioned to deal with Nils Pedersen's cross for Niederlechner.