Highlights: Borussia Dortmund crush Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 in Tuchel's first game in charge
Borussia Dortmund started off their Bundesliga campaign with a 4-0 hammering of Borussia Monchengladbach.
Thomas Tuchel began his role as Borussia Dortmund manager with a stupendous 4-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach. With goals from Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Dortmund were simply too much for the visitors.
Marco Reus began proceedings with a thunderous shot very close to the goalkeeper who had to no chance thanks to its speed and dip. Aubameyang then connected sweetly to a Reus cross and dispatched the ball well beyond the reach of the gloves.
Mkhitaryan then finished off a very unselfish pass from Aubameyang before smashing another to the roof of the net after a Reus pullback. Monchengladbach had no chance throughout the game with the Dortmund back four looking solid and compact.
Up front, Shinji Kagawa, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang and Reus kept the Gladbach defence on their toes. Another quality performance from Ilkay Gundagon – who seems to enjoy supplying through-balls and spraying passes – who ensured that Dortmund gave absolutely no room for the likes of Granit Xhaka to control the game.
For the first time in seven years, the Westfalenstadion didn't have the rock and roll champion in Jurgen Klopp but instead, Tuchel – known to many as a coach with a real desire to play beautiful attractive football much like his predecessor – graced the bench and ensured his team started off their domestic season on a high.
Last season was one to forget for the Die gelbe Wand as Klopp – as amazing as he is – only managed to guide the team to finish 7th but still made it to the qualifying rounds of the Europa League. This time around, Tuchel is adamant he's challenging for the title.
Marco Reus – who starred throughout grabbing a goal and an assist – shared that sentiment. "The team performance was terrific from the first to the last minute and the victory is well-deserved," he said.
Watch the goals here: