Aubameyang bags four as Bayern slip to home draw
The Borussia Dortmund striker returned after his club sanction to fire the side to victory over Hamburg as Bayern were held by Hoffenheim.
Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired four goals past Hamburg SV on Saturday after being suspended by the club for the Champions League in midweek due to the player taking an unauthorized jolly to Italy.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich were held to 1-1 draw at the Allianz Arena by Hoffenheim but remain three points clear at the top.
Bayern fell a goal behind when Kerem Demirbay's thundering shot in the 16th minute left keeper Manuel Neuer rooted on the spot.
Hoffenheim were doing well to contain the Bavarians' attacks but could do nothing when Steven Zuber slid into the box to clear a cutback from Douglas Costa but instead sent the ball into his own net.
Carlo Ancelotti's men were more aggressive after the break with both Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller hitting the post but Hoffenheim managed to hold on to snatch a point.
Bayern remain top on 24 points with RB Leipzig, in second spot on 21, hosting Mainz 05 on Sunday. Hoffenheim are third on 20.
Aubameyang, surprisingly banned from their midweek Champions League win over Sporting following an unauthorised trip to Italy, redeemed himself with a four-goal performance in their 5-2 victory at Hamburg.
It took only four minutes for the Gabon international to open his account before recording a first-half hat-trick in just 27 minutes and scoring again early in the second half to put Dortmund 4-0 up, while taking his season's tally of league goals to 11.
Hamburg's Nicolai Mueller scored twice, either side of Ousmane Dembele's fifth goal, to make the scoreline slightly more respectable for the hosts.
The win lifted Dortmund to fifth on 18 points and left Hamburg anchored in last place on two, having failed to win a game so far.
Mario Gomez on target
Germany forward Mario Gomez scored twice for Wolfsburg in a 3-0 victory at Freiburg to help them earn their first league win since August and move out of the relegation zone into 13th spot.
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