Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Augsburg: Jude Bellingham among host's scorers
Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Augsburg: English players Jude Bellingham and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens on target for hosts in topsy-turvy win over struggling Bavarians… while hosts welcome back Sebastien Haller after fighting cancer
- Jude Bellingham scored the opener for Borussia Dortmund as they won 4-3
- Bellingham, Schlotterbeck, Bynoe-Gittens and Reyna all scored for the hosts
- Dortmund welcomed back Sebastien Haller as a sub after his cancer treatment
Borussia Dortmund snatched a topsy-turvy 4-3 victory over Augsburg on Sunday with striker Sebastien Haller making a substitute appearance following his cancer treatment.
Augsburg managed to equalise three times before Gio Reyna’s 78th minute looping shot gave the hosts victory in their season restart following a two-month break.
Dortmund, who saw Ivory Coast forward Haller come on as a second half substitute for his first appearance after his surgeries and therapy for testicular cancer since July, are sixth on 28 points.
Sebastien Haller came on for the last half hour of Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 win over Augsburg
England star Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for the hosts with his fourth goal this season
England World Cup star Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for the hosts, while English player Jamie Bynoe-Gittens came off the bench to score Dortmund’s third.
Dortmund’s opener came after 29 minutes, with Jude Bellingham weaving a shot through three defenders after creating just the bit of space he needed with a superb move.
That was the start of an entertaining final 15 minutes to the first half with Nico Schlotterbeck’s mistake leading to Augsburg’s 40th minute equaliser with Arne Maier’s low drive.
Arne Maier, second left, scored Augsburg’s first equaliser of the game with a low drive
The Dortmund defender, however, made amends only two minutes later, heading in from a free kick to put them back in front.
Augsburg levelled once more with Ermedin Demirovic’s shot getting a deflection off new Dortmund signing Julian Ryerson for the equaliser in first half stoppage time.
Dortmund coach Edin Terzic brought on Haller and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens to add more punch to his attack and it paid off with the latter thundering in their third goal from outside the box in the 75th.
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored Dortmund’s third goal of the match after coming off the bench
But Dortmund’s leaking defence again failed to hold on to the lead with Augsburg’s substitute David Colina tapping in off the rebound after fellow sub Kelvin Yeboah’s shot had bounced off the post just two minutes later.
The visitors, however, had run out of ideas after Reyna’s shot in the 78th from just inside the box put Dortmund back in the driving seat for a fourth time.
Bayern Munich, who drew 1-1 at RB Leipzig on Friday, lead the standings on 35 points.
Haller even had special boots made declaring his displeasure with cancer to play in the match.
Haller unveiled new boots emblazoned with ‘f*** cancer’ on them ahead of Sunday’s game
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Kobel, Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro, Bellingham, Ozcan, Adeyemi (Reyna 70), Brandt (Sule 90+1), Malen (Bynoe-Gittens 70), Moukoko (Haller 62)
Subs not used: Dahoud, Hazard, Wolf, Modeste, Meyer
Goals: Bellingham, Schlotterbeck, Bynoe-Gittens, Reyna
Manager: Edin Terzic
Augsburg (4-4-2): Gikiewicz, Pedersen, Uduokhai, Gouweleeuw, Gummy, Vargas (Cardona 12 (Jensen 65)), Rexhbecaj (Colina 76), Engels, Maier (Baumgartlinger 76), Demirovic, Beljo (Yeboah 76)
Subs not used: Caligiuri, Bauer, Dorsch, Koubek
Goals: Maier, Demirovic, Colina
Booked: Pedersen, Cardona, Jensen, Engels
Manager: Enrico Maassen
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