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Gladbach playing its part as Borussias light up Bundesliga

BERLIN (AP) Two teams with Borussia in their name have given the Bundesliga some much-needed excitement.

While some may have expected Borussia Dortmund to again challenge six-time defending champion Bayern Munich this season, few would have picked Borussia Moenchengladbach to be near the top of the standings after eight matches.

Both Borussias have displayed speedy attacking play and scored a host of goals. League leader Dortmund has scored an average of 3.4 goals per game, while Gladbach has seven in its last two games, including the eye-catching 3-0 win over fourth-place Bayern in Munich and Sunday's 4-0 win at home over Mainz.