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FULL TIME! AUGSBURG 1-1 DORTMUND
Dortmund are now eight points behind leaders Bayern, but Augsburg climb out of the relegation play-off spot on goal difference. No prizes for guessing who is the happier of the sides.
TIME ADDED ON
Into the first of three additional minutes at the WWK Arena as Moukoko drags wide from 18 yards. Can either side grab a late winner?
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Augsburg get away with one as Wolf is unable to wrap his boot round Hazard's slide-rule ball into the channel. Günther's on for the hosts in the closing stages.
Bellingham goes in a touch hard on Uduokhai, and is booked for the seventh time this Bundesliga season. The challenges are flying in now.
Dortmund into the Augsburg area for the first time in what feels like an age. Moukoko jinks this way and that, before going to ground under Oxford's challenge - but the BVB teen is offside.
Rose reacts to that goal by throwing on Real Madrid loanee Reinier Jesus. The substitute has a goal and assist to show for his 33 BVB appearances to date. Dahoud makes way.
BAZEE DOES IT!
It's third time lucky for Bazee! He starts the move in a central area, before slipping the ball out to Iago. Vargas goes on the overlap and crosses for Maier, who rather snatches at his effort. Bazee reacts fastest and sweeps into the roof of the net from close range. Dortmund punished for a passive second-half display.
Noah Sarenren Bazee
The Augsburg sub is involved immediately, with a couple of efforts from inside the box. Both are blocked, though.
Weinzierl shuffles his pack once again. Iago's a like-for-like change for Pedersen at left-back. Augsburg's fastest player of the season, Bazee is a pacy alternative to Gregoritsch.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Niklas Dorsch Emre Can
Fastest runner (km/h)
Ricardo Pepi Emre Can
Michael Gregoritsch Donyell Malen
Moukoko's on in the Dortmund attack, with Malen making way. Wolf replaces Brandt in a move that should give BVB more width going forward.
BIG, BIG CHANCE!
Pedersen digs out a cross from the left. Gouweleew's first to it in the six-yard box, but can't adjust his body in time to seriously trouble Kobel. Either side of the keeper, and that's a goal. Augsburg might not get many like that!
It's been a lonely shift at the office for young Pepi, who still awaits his first Bundesliga goal. Niederlechner's on in the Augsburg attack, while Gruezo replaces the booked Dorsch in the centre of midfield.
Dortmund turning the screw as Malen, in a similar position to where Hazard scored the opener, cuts in and fires into the side netting. Perhaps should have gone across goal, like his teammate did in the first half.
OFF HIS LINE
Gikiewicz races out to clear a ball over the top for Hazard. The Augsburg goal is completely unguarded, but Brandt can't get a shot off and the white shirts can clear.
Malen shifts the ball onto his right foot from the corner of the area, before bending a fierce strike - with very little backlift - towards goal. Gikiewicz springs to his left, tipping the effort onto the crossbar.
Dorsch goes into the book after hacking down Malen. That's the Augsburg midfielder's fifth booking of the season - he'll miss next weekend's relegation six-pointer with Bielefeld.
Brandt, making his 250th Bundesliga appearance, cuts inside on the edge of the area and arrows a left-footed strike towards goal... easy save for Gikiewicz.
HALF-TIME! AUGSBURG 0-1 DORTMUND
Not a great deal of goalmouth action, save Hazard's opening goal. Dortmund are moving back to within six points of Bayern as things stand. Augsburg will remain in the relegation play-off spot.
WORTH A POP
The Dortmund defenders back off as Arne Maier takes aim from 20 yards. It's on target, but lacks the necessary oomph to force anything but a routine diving save from Kobel.
That strike was Hazard's second in the Bundesliga in 2022, and fourth of the season. Curiously, the Belgian is yet to notch an assist.
HAZARD OPENS THE SCORING!
Lovely, lovely goal. Bellingham spots the run of Hazard into the box. He ducks two challenges, and lashes beyond Gikiewicz's despairing dive. That'll settle the nerves in the away end.
Malen fashions space on the edge of the area. He plays it out wide to Hazard, who returns it with interest. Malen and Bellingham make a move, but Gikiewicz is there to fend the ball clear.
THE STATS FAVOUR DORTMUND...
... but Ausgburg will be happy with their start. They'll be feeling quietly confident of getting a result, the longer this remains goalless.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
11 VS. 11
Bellingham is back on his feet. Just as well - BVB are already without Haaland and Reus!
The Dortmund midfielder is in the thick of things today. He's just been bumped over by Niklas Dorsch, and is in some discomfort.
Another Augsburg corner has Dortmund in a flap. It's flicked on at the near post... Gregoritsch meets it at the back stick, but can't get enough power behind his header. Easy save for Kobel.
Vargas goes in with his foot up on Hummels' left shin. There's no malice - he was chasing a loose touch - but you can't get away with that.
Dahoud takes aim after Guerreiro's left-wing cross is blocked. Hard to tell if it's going in, but Gikiewicz is taking no chances and dives low to his right to push the shot away.
Massive chance for Augsburg. Gregoritsch gets up behind Witsel to meet Caligiuri's in-swinging corner, but can only direct his header wide of the upright.
SIGHT OF GOAL
Hazard's onside as he attempts to control a ball into the Augsburg box. It breaks for Bellingham, who drives over.
Bellingham goes to ground after running into Gouweleeuw. The Augsburg defender was moving at pace - that had to hurt. Not that the Dortmund teen lays prone for long.
TOGETHER FOR PEACE
The two sets of players come together to hold a banner in the Ukrainian colours that reads 'Together for Peace'. That's followed by a moment's reflection in support of the people of Ukraine.
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CHANCE FOR PEPI
USA international Ricardo Pepi makes his sixth Bundesliga outing here, returning to the starting line-up for just the third time (and first since Matchday 20 against Leverkusen).
MILESTONE FOR BRANDT
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History is clearly on Dortmund's side in this fixture, with BVB winning 13 of the 21 Bundesliga meetings to date, including a 2-1 success earlier this season. There have been five draws and just three Ausgburg victories, but two of those have come in their last three home encounters with Dortmund.
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TEAM NEWS - AUGSBURG
AUgsburg coach Markus Weinzierl has made wholesale changes to his line-up following the defeat by Freiburg last week. Framberger, Iago, Niederlechner and Gruezo all drop to the bench, with Hahn suspended. In come Uduokhai, Caligiuri, Maier, Pedersen and Pepi.
TEAM NEWS - DORTMUND
Marco Rose has made three changes to the team that eased past Gladbach last week, with Pongracic, Witsel and Brandt coming in for injured trio Zagadou, Reus and Reyna
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AUGSBURG STARTING XI
Gikiewicz - Oxford, Gouweleeuw (c), Uduokhai, Pedersen - Caligiuri, Maier, Dorsch, Vargas - Pepi, Gregoritsch
Koubek, Niederlechner, Gruezo, Moravek, Sarenren Bazee, Iago, Winther, Günther, Framberger
DORTMUND STARTING XI
Kobel - Can, Hummels (c), Pongracic, Guerreiro - Dahoud, Witsel, Bellingham - Brandt, Malen, Hazard
Hitz, Coulibaly, Schulz, Moukoko, Reinier, Tigges, Passlack, Wolf
FORM - AUGSBURG
The home side have been struggling of late and come into this game on the back of successive defeats against Freiburg (2-1) and Gladbach (3-2). They did beat Union Berlin before that on Matchday 21, but that result had ended a five-game winless streak that included three draws and two defeats.
FORM - DORTMUND
Marco Rose's men were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League during the week, a 2-2 draw at Rangers coming on the back of a shock 4-2 home defeat to the Scottish side. In the Bundesliga, however, BVB have been impressive of late, beating Borussia Mönchengladbach 6-0 last weekend, and Union Berlin 3-0 the week before that.
Bayern's hard-fought win over Frankfurt yesterday has pulled them nine points clear at the top of the pile, a gap second-placed Dortmund will be hoping to reduce to six by full time. For Augsburg, it's all about moving clear of the relegation zone. Currently in the relegation play-off spot in 16th, Markus Weinzierl's men could go six points clear of the automatic drop zone with a victory here, a result that would allow them to climb above Hertha Berlin in the standings.
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