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Dortmund beat Leverkusen but new signing Adeyemi injured

A primary-half aim by Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus was sufficient to hold final season’s runners-up previous Bayer Leverkusen of their Bundesliga opener on Saturday however their successful begin was overshadowed by an damage to new signing Karim Adeyemi.

It was additionally a victorious return for Dortmund coach Edin Terzic, again on the bench after 15 months following his first stint as an interim coach in 2021.

“We didn’t begin rather well, misplaced possession just a few instances however recovered nicely. They had been higher after the break however we defend our lead nicely,” mentioned Terzic, who coached for the primary time within the Bundesliga in entrance of followers.

“Typically it isn’t potential to attain a couple of and you need to shield that clear sheet as an alternative.”

Adeyemi’s damage that ultimately pressured him off within the twenty third minute was the most recent to a brand new signing, as Dortmund are already with out defender Niklas Suele, nursing a thigh damage, and ahead Sebastien Haller, out for months following the invention of a malignant testicular tumour.

Adeyemi thought he had scored when he turned a Youssoufa Moukoko cutback towards aim within the tenth minute however the ball was stored on the road by Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky earlier than Reus stabbed it over for the lead.

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Picture: A primary-half aim by Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus gave the hosts all three factors

Minutes later, Germany ahead Adeyemi was taken off following a knock on his foot earlier within the sport.

“He tried to play on however it was not potential,” Terzic mentioned. “We’ve got to attend till tomorrow to have a transparent prognosis.”

Leverkusen, third final season, had their share of possibilities and had been it not for Mo Dahoud’s completely timed sliding sort out within the forty second minute, Patrik Schick would have had the possibility to degree.

Dortmund got here shut after the break with Hradecky denying Thorgan Hazard within the fiftieth earlier than Schick responded with a pair of possibilities of his personal and two good saves from Dortmund’s Gregor Kobel.

It was a much-improved efficiency by Leverkusen following final week’s shock German Cup first-round exit to 3rd division’s Elversberg however it was spoilt when Hradecky was despatched off for holding the ball together with his arms outdoors the field late within the sport.

After the tip of the sport, followers had been informed to stay of their seats as a consequence of a suspect automobile with a operating motor discovered outdoors the stadium. Police investigated the automobile and gave the all-clear 20 minutes later.

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Highlights of the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich

Elsewhere on Saturday, USA ahead Jordan Pefok scored on his Bundesliga debut to assist Union Berlin defeat Hertha Berlin 3-1.

Pefok, who additionally scored on his debut within the German Cup on Monday, opened the scoring within the thirty first minute to set Union on their approach to a 3rd consecutive league win over their rivals.

Sheraldo Becker and Robin Knoche additionally scored to make sure Hertha’s tough begin to the season continued after their German Cup exit to second-division Eintracht Braunschweig final weekend.

Cup finalists Freiburg routed Augsburg 4-0 away, Borussia Monchengladbach defeated visiting Hoffenheim 3-1, Wolfsburg drew with promoted Werder Bremen 2-2, and Mainz received 2-1 in Bochum.

Ten-time defending champions Bayern Munich began the season with a 6-1 rout of Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.

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