Where was Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer? Despite being fit he didn't make it into the squad against Leverkusen. Is his Dortmund captaincy over? Will he suffer the same fate as former captains Benedikt Höwedes and Michael Ballack?
Borussia Dortmund are optimistic heading into the new season. With a new coach and plenty of highly talented players BVB look to be ready to go, even if the squad isn't perfect just yet.
Super-sub Jadon Sancho made the difference for Dortmund, creating their second goal with real aplomb. This followed a brief scare on home turf for the pre-game favorites.
With three weeks remaining to do business, the Bundesliga clubs in the Champions League still have time to improve their squads. But how has it gone so far and who still needs to bring players in? DW takes a look.
After 55 seasons in the Bundesliga's top flight, Hamburg have been relegated despite victory on the final day. Elsewhere, Borussia Dortmund clinched fourth by the skin of their teeth as Hoffenheim claimed third.
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