Dortmund still looking for improvement against Nurnberg
Dortmund, Germany (Sports Network) - Borussia Dortmund couldn't have asked for a much better start to its Bundesliga campaign, winning all five of its matches by a combined score of 15-4.
But despite the bright start for last season's runners-up, Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang feels his side must continue to improve.
Dortmund lost 2-1 in the Champions League to Napoli in midweek, with both manager Jurgen Klopp and goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller having been sent off. But Dortmund will look to rebound from that setback on Saturday against Nurnberg, which has yet to record a win in the league this season and has also failed to beat Dortmund in its last nine attempts.
Klopp's team secured a 6-2 victory over Hamburg last weekend, with Aubameyang scoring twice to give him five goals on the campaign.
However, the Gabon international feels there is still much work to be done if Dortmund is going to improve upon its distant second-place finish last term to Bayern Munich.
"We played very well (against Hamburg) and keep on picking up points which is just great," he told the club's official website.
"We are far from perfect yet and have room for improvement. And we have to keep improving. It's important that we understand and do this."
Bayern enters the weekend two points back of Dortmund having won four of its first five games with one draw.
The Bavarians have yielded just two goals in their first five games, but they face a tough test at Schalke, which beat Steaua Bucharest 3-0 in the Champions League this past week.
Bayer Leverkusen sits in third place and also hits the road to face Mainz, which has lost back-to-back games in the league after starting the campaign with three successive victories.
Hamburg will take on Werder Bremen after firing manager Thorsten Fink this past Tuesday with the club having won just once in its first five games. But Bremen will be equally desperate for three points after losing its last three fixtures.
Also on Saturday, Hannover entertains Augsburg and Hoffenheim invades Wolfsburg.
On Sunday Stuttgart plays host to Eintracht and Freiburg eyes it first win of the season against Hertha Berlin.
Friday's match saw Raffael bag a brace to help Borussia Monchengladbach pick up a comfortable 4-1 victory over Braunschweig.
09/20 16:28:30 ET