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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.

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German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +64 84
2 Schalke 04 34 +16 63
3 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 55
4 Borussia Dortmund 34 +17 55
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +14 55
6 RB Leipzig 34 +4 53
7 VfB Stuttgart 34 0 51
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 0 49
9 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 -5 47
10 Hertha Berlin 34 -3 43
11 Werder Bremen 34 -3 42
12 FC Augsburg 34 -3 41
13 Hannover 96 34 -10 39
14 Mainz 34 -14 36
15 SC Freiburg 34 -24 36
16 VfL Wolfsburg 34 -12 33
17 Hamburg SV 34 -24 31
18 FC Cologne 34 -35 22

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