England youth international Jude Bellingham made his Bundesliga debut for Borussia Dortmund and picked up an assist in a comfortable victory over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bellingham, 17, who joined Dortmundfrom Birminghamthis summer, set up the opener for teenage team-mate Giovanni Reyna in the first half.
England international Jadon Sancho also picked up an assist for Erling Braut Haaland’s second goal after the break.
Haaland had earlier scored a penalty.
The spot-kick, won by 17-year-old American Reyna, went to a Video Assistant Review, while Gladbach had an appeal of their own dismissed later in the second half for a challenge by Mats Hummels on Marcus Thuram.
Reyna was one of several young players named in the starting XI, including Haaland, 20, Sancho, 20 and Bellingham.
Dortmund dominated throughout and Sancho flicked a header on to the crossbar in the first half during an impressive display.
His relationship with Haaland flourished and the Norwegian international raced over to celebrate with Sancho after netting his second of the match.
The victory caps off a good week for Bellingham, whoscored on his debutin the German Cup against Duisburg on Monday.
There were 10,000 fans in the stadium to see the win in Dortmund’s home game, while RB Leipzig could have 8,400 supporters and Union and Hertha Berlin were allowed about 4,000 each on the opening weekend of the German top flight.
- 16AkanjiBooked at 13mins
- 22BellinghamSubstituted forDelaneyat67′minutes
- 10T HazardSubstituted forPasslackat19′minutes
- 32ReynaSubstituted forBrandtat78′minutes
- 7SanchoSubstituted forReusat78′minutes
- 17WendtSubstituted forHerrmannat69′minutes
- 11WolfSubstituted forThuramat57′minutes
- 13StindlBooked at 39minsSubstituted forPleaat57′minutes
- Dr. Felix Brych
Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 3, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.
Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 3, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0.
Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Axel Witsel.
Attempt blocked. Florian Neuhaus (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ramy Bensebaini.
Attempt missed. Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Thomas Meunier (Borussia Dortmund).
Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Julian Brandt replaces Giovanni Reyna.
Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Marco Reus replaces Jadon Sancho.
Goal! Borussia Dortmund 3, Borussia Mönchengladbach 0. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jadon Sancho following a fast break.
Corner, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Conceded by Emre Can.
Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Thomas Meunier tries a through ball, but Erling Haaland is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alassane Plea with a cross.
Substitution, Borussia Mönchengladbach. Patrick Herrmann replaces Oscar Wendt.
Attempt blocked. Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jadon Sancho.
Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Thomas Delaney replaces Jude Bellingham.
Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christoph Kramer (Borussia Mönchengladbach).
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Nico Elvedi (Borussia Mönchengladbach).