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Dortmund 2 – Augsburg 1- Home victory for Die Borussen against Fuggerstädter

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Borussia Dortmund strolled past Augsburg with a 2-1 win on Saturday at the Signal Iduna Park. Both teams came from defeats in their previous league games. Dortmund were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last game 1-0 to B Mönchengladbach. Augsburg, on the other hand, lost 3-0 in the last match they played against SC Freiburg. As it stands, Dortmund and Augsburg currently occupy 2nd and 15th spots in the table, with 15 points and 5 points respectively after 7 matches.

Die Borussen started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with Raphael Guerreiro giving Dortmund the lead, at 10 minutes. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Andi Zeqiri equalised for Fuggerstädter in the 35th minute, finalising the first half 1-1.

Dortmund fought back, thanks to Julian Brandt finding the net in the 51st minute, leaving the final score at 2-1.

For Dortmund, Thorgan Hazard, Emre Can, Marin Pongracic, Nico Schulz and Reinier, came on for Thomas Meunier, Axel Witsel, Mats Hummels, Marius Wolf and Donyell Malen. Augsburg brought on Fredrik Jensen, Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee, Michael Gregoritsch, Florian Niederlechner and Lasse Gunther, to replace Sergio Cordova, Carlos Gruezo, Arne Maier, Andi Zeqiri and Mads Pedersen.

There were bookings for Marco Reus from Dortmund. For Augsburg, Carlos Gruezo, Reece Oxford and Andi Zeqiri saw yellow.

Dortmund next face Mainz and Augsburg are at home to Arminia Bielefeld.

Technical card:
Borussia Dortmund: Gregor Kobel, Thomas Meunier (Thorgan Hazard, min.53), Mats Hummels (Marin Pongracic, min.65), Manuel Akanji, Raphael Guerreiro, Julian Brandt, Axel Witsel (Emre Can, min.65), Jude Bellingham, Marius Wolf (Nico Schulz, min.72), Donyell Malen (Reinier, min.72) and Marco Reus
Augsburg: Rafal Gikiewicz, Jeffrey Gouweleeuw, Reece Oxford, Robert Gumny, Daniel Caligiuri, Carlos Gruezo (Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee, min.79), Tobias Strobl, Mads Pedersen (Lasse Gunther, min.86), Sergio Cordova (Fredrik Jensen, min.63), Andi Zeqiri (Florian Niederlechner, min.79) and Arne Maier (Michael Gregoritsch, min.79)
Stadium: the Signal Iduna Park
Goals: Raphael Guerreiro (1-0, min. 10), Andi Zeqiri (1-1, min. 35) and Julian Brandt (2-1, min. 51)

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