German Bundesliga
B DortmundBorussia Dortmund1AugsburgFC Augsburg1

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 FC Augsburg

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Monday's announced attendance was almost 25,000 down on Dortmund's average Bundesliga crowd but fans say it was even smaller

Borussia Dortmund fans say they will not "give up our culture" as they continue to protest against Bundesliga matches being moved to Monday nights.

Dortmund's crowd was more than 25,000 down on average as supporters protested in the 1-1 draw with Augsburg.

Organiser Jan-Henrik Gruszecki told BBC World Service: "Football on Monday in Germany is not an option for us.

"Do we want to give up our culture just to make some more pennies? We have to fight for our rights."

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Up to 15,000 Dortmund fansexternal-link had been expected to miss the game - only the second televised Monday match of a new broadcasting deal - in protest at the move but more stayed away, no doubt swayed by freezing temperatures of -6C.

Before kick-off, stadium announcer Norbert Dickel was cheered by the crowd as he said: "We respect the opinion of those who have chosen to stay at home. We are also against a further stretching out of the weekend and will be raising this when the next TV deal is discussed."

A banner was also on display that read: "For fairer kick-off times for fans - no to Monday games."

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Dortmund's famous 'Yellow Wall' was missing some bricks as fans stayed at home

An official attendance of 54,300 was given but Gruszecki says the actual crowd was closer to 40,000.

"The Bundesliga is a weekend thing," he said. "We play in Europe in midweek, in the cups and maybe sometimes in the league, it is called an English week if we play in the league in the week.

"But this was a weekend game which was moved. That's not good for us.

"The stadium was half filled, 40,000 people were in the ground. More people stayed at home than went to the stadium.

"It was successful because people are talking about it, the people who signed the contract with the TV are not happy with this image they are presenting to the world. They are finding ways for these Monday games to move to Sundays - that is our goal. We are close.

"It is not that much money in this TV deal that it is worth giving up a big part of our culture."

Dortmund looked sharp in the first half, with Marco Reus sweeping into the roof of the net after Andre Schurrle's fine ball in was half cut out.

But they were sloppy after the break, and were punished for poor marking at a corner when Kevin Danso - a former MK Dons youth-team player - was able to convert his own rebound after his header was saved.

Line-ups

B Dortmund

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 38Bürki
  • 26Piszczek
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 36Toprak
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 33Weigl
  • 27CastroSubstituted forDahoudat 62'minutes
  • 11ReusSubstituted forPulisicat 77'minutes
  • 10Götze
  • 21Schürrle
  • 44Batshuayi

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 2Zagadou
  • 8Sahin
  • 14Isak
  • 16Akanji
  • 19Dahoud
  • 22Pulisic

Augsburg

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 35Hitz
  • 32FrambergerSubstituted forHellerat 56'minutes
  • 38Danso
  • 36Hinteregger
  • 31Max
  • 14MorávekBooked at 75minsSubstituted forParkerat 77'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 8Khedira
  • 17Schmid
  • 19Koo Ja-Cheol
  • 30CaiubyBooked at 88minsSubstituted forKacarat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Gregoritsch

Substitutes

  • 1Luthe
  • 7Heller
  • 9Parker
  • 16Janker
  • 20Kacar
  • 21Córdova
  • 25Jakob
Referee:
Manuel Gräfe
Attendance:
54,300

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamAugsburg
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 1, FC Augsburg 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gojko Kacar (FC Augsburg) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shawn Parker.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, FC Augsburg. Gojko Kacar replaces Caiuby.

  5. Post update

    Ömer Toprak (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Gregoritsch (FC Augsburg).

  7. Post update

    Mario Götze (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Schmid (FC Augsburg).

  9. Post update

    Offside, FC Augsburg. Martin Hinteregger tries a through ball, but Shawn Parker is caught offside.

  10. Booking

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

  11. Post update

    Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Caiuby (FC Augsburg).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Marcel Schmelzer tries a through ball, but Sokratis is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Caiuby (FC Augsburg).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michy Batshuayi (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mahmoud Dahoud.

  18. Booking

    Shawn Parker (FC Augsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Ömer Toprak (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Shawn Parker (FC Augsburg).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich24193255183760
2B Dortmund24118549301941
3Schalke2411763830840
4Frankfurt2411673227539
5B Leverkusen24108643321138
6RB Leipzig2411583733438
7B Mgladbach24104103135-434
8Augsburg248883330332
9Hoffenheim248883838032
10Hannover248883234-232
11Hertha Berlin2471073030031
12Stuttgart2493122027-730
13Freiburg2461172538-1329
14Werder Bremen2468102228-626
15Wolfsburg2441372731-425
16Mainz2466122942-1324
17Hamburg2445151835-1717
18Köln2445152243-2117
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