BERLIN – A devastating first half performance brought Bayer Leverkusen a 3-1 win away to Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday while Freiburg also stayed perfect in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 triumph at Paderborn.
A Lewis Baker own goal, Charles Aranguiz and Karim Bellarabi had Leverkusen cruising before the break in Dusseldorf. They are third in the table on six points, behind leaders Borussia Dortmund who won 3-1 at Cologne on Friday.
Freiburg went second as Luca Waldschmidt, Nils Petersen and Kwon Chang Hoon secured a come-from-behind victory at promoted Paderborn. Fellow newcomers Union Berlin drew 1-1 at Augsburg, Hoffenheim beat 10-man Werder Bremen 3-2 and Mainz lost 3-1 at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach.
Champions Bayern Munich look for their first league win away to Schalke in Saturday's late game.
Leverkusen laboured to an opening win over Paderborn but turned on the style in Dusseldorf from the sixth minute.