German Bundesliga
AugsburgFC Augsburg1B DortmundBorussia Dortmund3
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores for Borussia Dortmund
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored 16 goals this season

Borussia Dortmund came from behind to beat struggling Augsburg 3-1 and close the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to five points.

Dortmund, missing top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to a family bereavement, fell behind to a 14th-minute tap-in from Alfred Finnbogason.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan poked the ball home to level at 1-1 just before the break.

Gonzalo Castro's deflected effort made it 2-1 before Adrian Ramos fired in at the second attempt in the 75th minute.

Bayern's 1-0 win at Cologne on Friday night had extended their advantage in the title race as they look to secure a fourth successive championship.

Dortmund, who last week knocked Tottenham out of the Europa League, struggled to respond with a poor first-half showing against an Augsburg side which had won just one of its previous nine league games as they battle to avoid the drop.

But once Mkhitaryan's deflected shot had beaten former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger, who was playing his first game of the season, they dominated the second half to secure their sixth win in seven league games.

Line-ups

Augsburg

  • 1Manninger
  • 6GouweleeuwBooked at 87mins
  • 20Hong
  • 5KlavanBooked at 90mins
  • 2Verhaegh
  • 21KohrBooked at 88mins
  • 10BaierSubstituted forFeulnerat 45'minutes
  • 31Max
  • 27Finnbogason
  • 19Koo Ja-CheolSubstituted forBobadillaat 78'minutes
  • 30CaiubyBooked at 33minsSubstituted forEssweinat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Altintop
  • 8Feulner
  • 11Esswein
  • 13Werner
  • 16Janker
  • 25Bobadilla
  • 28Oettl

B Dortmund

  • 38Bürki
  • 26Piszczek
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 15Hummels
  • 37Durm
  • 33Weigl
  • 18SahinSubstituted forPasslackat 68'minutes
  • 10MkhitaryanBooked at 24mins
  • 23KagawaSubstituted forLeitnerat 62'minutes
  • 11ReusSubstituted forCastroat 45'minutes
  • 20Ramos

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 3Park Joo-Ho
  • 4Subotic
  • 14Leitner
  • 27Castro
  • 28Ginter
  • 30Passlack
Referee:
Christian Dingert
Attendance:
30,660

Match Stats

Home TeamAugsburgAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, FC Augsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, FC Augsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 3.

  3. Booking

    Ragnar Klavan (FC Augsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ragnar Klavan (FC Augsburg).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Markus Feulner.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Augsburg. Alexander Esswein replaces Caiuby.

  8. Booking

    Dominik Kohr (FC Augsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dominik Kohr (FC Augsburg).

  11. Booking

    Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (FC Augsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (FC Augsburg).

  14. Post update

    Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Caiuby (FC Augsburg).

  16. Post update

    Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (FC Augsburg).

  18. Post update

    Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ragnar Klavan (FC Augsburg).

  20. Post update

    Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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