- Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund pipped Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 at the Westfalenstadion on Saturday evening
- Germany international Marco Reus scored the game winner to start Borussia Dortmund's home league campaign
- Leverkusen finished with ten men as goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky saw red for holding the ball with his hands outside the box
A first-half strike by Marco Reus has earned Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga.
Reus' goal came during the first term minutes of the game, ensuring that Dortmund also record as win following Bayern Munich's thrashing of Frankfurt a day before.
As expected, manager Edin Terzic included summer signings in his starting lineups, with Nico Schlotterbeck and Karim Adeyemi featuring in the Dortmund XI.
The game was Dortmund's first since Erling Haaland joined Premier League champions Manchester City and they are currently without his replacement - former Ajax striker Sebastien Haller - who is having chemotherapy for a testicular tumour.
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Adeyemi was also replaced after 23 minutes with an injury but Dortmund, who finished second behind Bayern Munich last year, saw out the game to start the season positively.
Leverkusen finished with ten men as goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky saw red for holding the ball with his hands outside the box late in the game.
Borussia Dortmund's Season Begin With Tricky Clash Against Bayer Leverkusen
Sports Brief had earlier reported that Borussia Dortmund will kick start their 2022/23 Bundesliga season on Saturday when they cross swords against fellow European contenders Bayer Leverkusen.
Both sides qualified for the UEFA Champions League last campaign, but will hope to put up a great fight for the Bundesliga title this season.
Dortmund have a good record against Leverkusen, winning 19 out of the 46 games played between the two teams, with Leverkusen clinching 16 victories.
Mane enjoying life in Germany as he celebrates with Bayern Munich fans after 6:1 victory against Frankfurt