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Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel kicked off his reign with a 4-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach and hailed his side's performance as "fantastic".

The new German Bundesliga season got underway this weekend, with Dortmund welcoming the Foals to Signal Iduna Park on Saturday and looking to make a winning start under Jurgen Klopp's replacement.

They did just that as goals from Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and a Henrikh Mkhitaryan brace sealed a comfortable win in front of the home supporters.

Tuchel admits he was surprised by the result, telling Sky Sports: "Of course we didn't expect a start like this, especially considering we were up against the strongest side in Germany from the second half of last season.

"We knew how well they defended and how hard it is to play against them, which is why we had to push ourselves right to the limit.

"It was a fantastic performance and I'm very happy with it. We were well organised, very, very alert and showed a good mentality and awareness.

"We were very ruthless too, creating plenty of chances and scoring some great goals. With our three goals, we could hardly have dared to imagine a first half as good as this one."

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