DORTMUND, Germany (Kyodo) Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa was given a rousing reception in his Bundesliga debut with Borussia Dortmund on Sunday, but the show belonged to Michael Ballack who helped Bayer Leverkusen to a 2-0 win in their season opener.

Kagawa put Leverkusen under early pressure and had a chance to put Dortmund in front in the 10th minute, charging into the area before goalkeeper Rene Adler arrived just in time to deny the 21-year-old.

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