Maximilian Philipp scored a first-half brace but the limelight was snatched away by his brilliant team-mate’s treble
PIERRE-EMRICK Aubameyang grabbed a 17-minute hat-trick to help his side slaughter Borussia Monchengladbach.
Maximilian Philipp had already bagged a brace before the superstar took centre stage,with Lars Stindl’s grabbing consolation strike before Julian Weigl made it embarrassing.
Philipp wasted no time notching his double inside ten minutes, opening the scoring with a volley on 28 minutes from an Aubameyang cross.
Gladbach gifted the home side their second when a wayward Matthias Ginter pass, out of defence, helped Jeremy Toljan set up Philipp.
Phillip was a summer signing from Freiburg and his second goal was the best welcoming gift he would have got all summer.
And the new boy turned provider seconds before the break when he found Aubameyang in the centre for an easy finish.
P-EA hit 40 goals in all competitions last season and was tipped for a move to Manchester City as well as PSG.
But he showed no signs of sulking over his failure to move to one of the world’s biggest paying clubs.
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The 28-year-old He headed home Dortmund’s fourth in the 49th minute and completed his treble in the 63rd, rounding goalkeeper Tobias Sippel to score from a tight angle.
Stindl’s meaningless goal on 66 minutes was the first Peter Bosz’s men have conceded in the league this term.
And they repaired the dent in their goal difference by making it half-a-dozen on 79 minutes.
Weigl’s glorious effort nestled in the top corner to finish off a festival of goals that Aubameyang was the headline event of.
Victory moved Dortmund two points clear of Hoffenheim and three ahead of Bayern Munich, who surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Wolfsburg on Friday night.
Happy boss Bosz said: “Aubameyang and Philipp certainly stood out, but in my opinion we just played great as a team.
“It’s easy to say that after the match, but after five minutes, I already knew that we would get away with a clear result.”
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