Though they could easily have six goals at this point, Borussia Dortmund will be happy to walk into halftime of the Bundesliga's opening fixture with a 2-0 lead over Hamburg SV. Der BVB have been absolutely dominant thus far, completely controlling the opening 45 minutes of the match. Mario Götze and Kevin Grosskreutz were the goal scorers, but the lead and the dominant performance has been a complete team effort.
Robert Lewandowski, starting for the injured Lucas Barrios, has been arguably the most important man on the pitch thus far for Dortmund. His off the ball movement and his ability to distribute to his teammates in the midfield has been fantastic, as evidenced by the fact that he helped set up the first goal, assisting the second. The first was a simple touch to Götze, who assisted Grosskreutz in the 17th minute, while the second was a brilliant, jaw-dropping backheel to Götze in the 29th minute.
Shinji Kagawa has also been fantastic, and it's stunning that his play is yet to be rewarded with a goal or an assist. He's had three great shooting opportunities go just wide, with one smacking off the post just shortly after Götze's opener. The entire front four for Dortmund appears to be in mid-season form, and Hamburg haven't made the progression from preseason to Bundesliga speed.