Highlights

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WATCH: BRANDT: "YOU ALWAYS ENJOY IT WHEN YOU SCORE"

Full-time
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We're into three minutes of time added on at the end of this game.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Nico Schulz
Nico Schulz34.17km/h
2.
Mads Pedersen
Mads Pedersen33.56km/h
3.
Daniel Caligiuri
Daniel Caligiuri32.72km/h
89'

INTO THE FINAL MINUTES

The game is still open in midfield, with Dortmund looking to calm it down and take control of the ball. Augsburg struggling to win the ball back and get forward in numbers.
86'

BUNDESLIGA DEBUT

18-year-old Günther comes on for Pedersen here to make his Bundesliga debut.
86'

Substitution

sub
Lasse Günther
Lasse Günther
sub
Mads Pedersen
Mads Pedersen
84'

REUS DENIED

Hazard slots Reus in behind the Augsburg defence and into the area, but Gouweleeuw recovers to poke the ball wide from Reus. He recovers and floats the ball to the back post where Brandt can meet it first-time, but his shot is blocked behind.
82'

DORTMUND DOMINANT

xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
But as long as this one stays at 2-1, there's always a chance for Augsburg to snatch a point.
xGoals
2
3.38
1.22
1
Goals

INTO THE FINAL 10 MINUTES

Dortmund are cranking up the pressure, looking for a third goal which would be vital for them here as we enter the final 10 minutes.
78'

AUGSBURG CHANGES

Three changes for Augsburg as Sarenren Bazee, Gregoritsch and Niederlechner all coming on for the final 10 minutes or so.
78'

Substitution

sub
Noah Sarenren Bazee
Noah Sarenren Bazee
sub
Carlos Gruezo
Carlos Gruezo
78'

Substitution

sub
Michael Gregoritsch
Michael Gregoritsch
sub
Arne Maier
Arne Maier
78'

Substitution

sub
Florian Niederlechner
Florian Niederlechner
sub
Andi Zeqiri
Andi Zeqiri
72'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Reinier and Schulz come on for Dortmund, replacing Malen and Wolf.
72'

Substitution

sub
Reinier
Reinier
sub
Donyell Malen
Donyell Malen
72'

Substitution

sub
Nico Schulz
Nico Schulz
sub
Marius Wolf
Marius Wolf
71'

REUS FIRES WIDE!

Dortmund break again with Bellingham down the left and the ball comes across the box to Reus, who fires wide from close range. It should at least be getting that one on target.
67'

HAZARD OFF THE POST!

On his 200th Bundesliga appearance, Hazard comes within inches of scoring. Reus plays Bellingham down the right and he puts the ball across for Hazard to latch onto. He takes a touch to compose himself in front of goal and beats Gikiewicz with his finish, but his effort clips the outside of the post and goes behind.
66'

OXFORD CLOSE!

The English defender is up highest to meet a corner whipped in from the left, but he can't glance his header on goal from close range. Dortmund looking nervy from set-pieces here.
66'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Can makes his first appearance of the season from the bench replacing Witsel, while Hummels is coming off with a knock to be replaced by Pongracic.
66'

Substitution

sub
Marin Pongracic
Marin Pongracic
sub
Mats Hummels
Mats Hummels
66'

Substitution

sub
Emre Can
Emre Can
sub
Axel Witsel
Axel Witsel
63'

FIRST CHANGE

A switch in attack for Augsburg as Jensen comes on for Cordova.
63'

Substitution

sub
Fredrik Jensen
Fredrik Jensen
sub
Sergio Córdova
Sergio Córdova
62'

MALEN BLOCKED

Dortmund break well through the middle with Bellingham leading the charge. He finds Malen to his left who dribbles into the Augburg area and goes to toe-poke the ball across goal, but it bounces off Gouweleeuw and then out off Malen.
62'

DORTMUND ON TOP

The hosts are in front, but Augsburg have had just as many shots on target so far.
Goal attempts
8off target
3on target
2off target
3on target
59'

ON THE COUNTER

The away side aren't looking their best at the back, but they're doing well on the counter-attack as Maier slots Pedersen in down the left and into the Dortmund area. He fires a shot at the near post, but Kobel stays big to parry that one away.
57'

HUGE CHANCES FOR DORTMUND!

Wolf has time and space to smash a volley at goal from all of 25 yards. It's a superb effort from the right and Gikiewicz is forced to save. He parries it wide to the left of goal, but Reus is there on the rebound but can only smash the ball off the Augsburg crossbar from close range. A huge chance to double the lead!

A BANG FROM BRANDT!

Julian Brandt used all the power he had in his left foot to fire home his second goal of the season.
53'

ZEQIRI BOOKED

Augsburg's scorer thinks he has Augsburg level immediately after slotting home at the near post from Maier's cross, but a foul is given in the build-up for a hand in Akanji's face, and Zeqiri is cautioned.
53'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Andi Zeqiri
Andi Zeqiri
51'

FIRST CHANGE

Hazard comes on to replace Meunier, with Wolf moving back to right-back.
51'

BRANDT FIRES HOME!

The home crowd erupts as Brandt fires Dortmund back into the lead early in the second half. The home side break down the left with Wolf, who finds Reus in the middle. He plays the ball across to Brandt on the right and he uses his first touch to push the ball onto his left past a defender before smashing a shot at goal with his left, which is too powerful for Gikiewicz to keep out.
51'

Substitution

sub
Thorgan Hazard
Thorgan Hazard
sub
Thomas Meunier
Thomas Meunier
51'

Julian Brandt

GOAL!

2:1
Julian Brandt
Goal probability
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
8 %
49'

MEUNIER STRUGGLING

It's the left knee of the Belgian defender which is causing him issues here, and he has signalled that he may have to be replaced here. It could mean Wolf goes to right-back.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

No changes at the break as we get the second half underway in Dortmund with the scores level so far.
Kick-off!
Half-time

THAT FIRST GOAL FEELING!

Andi Zeqiri's first goal in the Bundesliga has Augsburg level as we head into half-time.
44'

REUS BOOKED

Dortmund's captain is the first player in black and yellow to be booked by Tobias Welz as he brings down Caligiuri.
44'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Marco Reus
Marco Reus
42'

ALL A BIT NERVY HERE

The crowd are nervous here in Dortmund, as are the home side themselves, who have not taken full control of this game since Augsburg's equaliser. Maier is doing well in midfield to catch out attacks going forward through the centre so far.
38'

ZEQIRI EARNING HIS GOAL

Just the third goal of the campaign for Augsburg and a first for Zeqiri, who has been battling hard against the Dortmund defence so far.
Duels won
7
7
Donyell MalenAndi Zeqiri
35'

AUGSBURG LEVEL!

A sucker-punch from Augsburg with Zeqiri scoring his first ever Bundesliga goal. Gruezo wins the ball from Witsel in midfield and Augsburg push forward. Maier picks up the ball and pings a shot at goal from 25 yards. It cannons back out off the post and in front of goal, where Zeqiri is perfectly placed to latch onto the rebound first and slot home.
35'

Andi Zeqiri

GOAL!

1:1
Andi Zeqiri
Goal probability
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
47 %
34'

SWAPPING WINGS

Wolf and Brandt have switched sides here as we approach the end of the first half. Just looking to find new ways through the Augsburg defence.
30'

ACROBATIC EFFORT!

Wolf is played in down the right by Brandt and lobs the ball to the back post where Malen is in some space. He's running away from goal to reach it, but still goes for an overhead kick! It doesn't come off at all, sadly, but that confidence shouldn't be lost by the Dutchman.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Mads Pedersen
Mads Pedersen33.56km/h
2.
Marius Wolf
Marius Wolf32.32km/h
3.
Donyell Malen
Donyell Malen32.30km/h
26'

BELLINGHAM FIRES OVER

Not the connection the Englishman was hoping for as he goes for a volley, sending the ball high over the crossbar. "Juuuude" rings around the stadium, however, with Dortmund fans showing appreciation for their teenage midfielder.
23'

STRONG START

Dortmund controlling possession and staying on the front foot here. No clear-cut chances created since that Guerreiro penalty, however.
Possession (%)
6733
21'

ALMOST FOR WOLF...

Dortmund break well and swiftly, with Malen put in behind down the right. He reaches the ball to keep it in play and plays a low cross to the back post. Wolf is waiting for it, but Caligiuri makes a crucial interception.

CASUAL GUERREIRO!

A third goal of the season through the first seven matches of the season - a first for Guerreiro.
18'

AUGSBURG REPSONDING

Kobel is forced to punch a Caligiuri free-kick away as it curled towards the Dortmund goal. The away side seeing a good chunk of possession in the Dortmund half at the moment, attempting to build some pressure.
15'

OXFORD BOOKED

Oxford joins Gruezo in the referee's book as he brings down Malen who was looking to go through on goal from the halfway line.
15'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Reece Oxford
Reece Oxford
13'

GRUEZO BOOKED

A pull-back on Bellingham earns the midfielder an early yellow card.
13'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Carlos Gruezo
Carlos Gruezo
10'

GUERREIRO SPOT ON!

It's Dortmund's left-back who steps up and calmly rolls the ball to the left, with Gikiewicz diving the other way in his attempt to save. The perfect start for Dortmund!
10'

Raphaël Guerreiro

GOAL!

1:0
Raphaël Guerreiro
Goal probability
Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
77 %
9'

DORTMUND PENALTY

Malen is brought down by Gouweleeuw in the Augsburg area and the home side have an early penalty.
7'

SUPERB DEFENDING!

Reus and Brandt combine into the Augsburg area with Reus played in on goal. Gouweleeuw turns and races back and makes an outstanding challenge to put the ball behind before the BVB captain can take a shot on goal.
3'

CALIGIURI ON TARGET!

An early test for Kobel with Caligiuri sent down the right flank. He reaches the corner of the Dortmund area before firing at goal, but Kobel keeps that one out at his near post.
2'

SET UP SO FAR

It's a 4-2-3-1 so far for Dortmund, with Brandt out wide on the right and Wolf on the left, with Reus close to Malen in the BVB attack.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling in Dortmund for our Saturday afternoon fixture with Augsburg in town!
Kick-off!

LOUD AND PROUD!

41,000 are in the Signal Iduna Park and the noise is incredible in Dortmund as the players make their way out onto the pitch here.

TALE OF THE TAPE!

A win for Dortmund today will take them within one point of Bayern atop the Bundesliga, who are in action tomorrow against Frankfurt. For Augsburg, claiming a point here today would be a successful result and would help them clinch some vital breathing room between themselves and the bottom three.
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WATCH: HAALAND'S DREAM DEBUT

He's not involved today, but this fixture gives us a chance to look back at one of the most explosive Bundesliga debuts in the league's history from Dortmund's star man, Erling Haaland. A 23-minute second-half hat-trick from the bench? Challenge accepted...

POTENTIAL LINE-UP

With Malen the only out-and-out attacker in Dortmund's starting line-up, there could be some new faces joining him up top. It looks like Reus and Wolf will be the closest to him. Whether it's a three-man midfield behind, as we've come to expect in recent weeks, remains to be seen. There's potential for a switch to 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3, with Haaland missing and Hazard on the bench.

AUGSBURG'S SLOW START

Markus Weinzierl's side have yet to spark into life this season. The league's lowest scorers (2) did pick up a big win over Gladbach a couple of weeks ago, but a 3-0 defeat Freiburg last time out brought them crashing down to earth. Augsburg have yet to score a goal away from home this season but have five points, keeping them clear of the relegation places for now.

HOME ADVANTAGE?

Dortmund have won all three of their home games this Bundesliga season, despite conceding twice in each one. Meanwhile, Augsburg have won only one of 10 Bundesliga games in Dortmund (D3, L6).
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WATCH: OUT ONTO THE PITCH

Take the walk out onto the Signal Iduna Park, where as many as 41,000 fans will be in attendance - the most since before the start of the pandemic.

DORTMUND TEAM NEWS

A week of rest hasn't proved enough for Haaland, with Moukoko and Hazard waiting on the bench with Malen leading the attack alone. Reus made his return on Tuesday and starts once again with Reyna still sidelined. Dahoud is suspended after being shown red against his former side, and also left the win over Sporting early in the first half due to injury. Brandt starts in his stead, with Wolf also in from the off.

AUGSBURG TEAM NEWS

Niederlechner and Vargas have been Weinzierl's preferred front two, but neither start today with Cordova and Zeqiri preferred in attack. Vargas is out completely, and he joins a lengthy list of injury concerns, with Iago missing with a shoulder complaint. Pedersen replaces him on the left, while this game will come too soon for Finbogasson and Uduokhai.

DORTMUND STARTING XI!

Kobel - Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro - Bellingham, Witsel - Wolf, Reus (c), Brandt - Malen

DORTMUND SUBS

Hitz, Hazard, Schulz, Moukoko, Reinier, Can, Passlack, Pongracic, Knauff

AUGSBURG STARTING XI!

Gikiewicz - Gumny, Gouweleeuw (c), Oxford - Caligiuri, Gruezo, Maier, Dorsch, Pedersen - Zeqiri, Cordova

AUGSBURG SUBS

Koubek, Niederlechner, Gregoritsch, Sarenren Bazee, Jensen, Winther, Günther, Framberger
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WATCH: WELCOME TO DORTMUND!

Who will put the ball in this net today as Dortmund host Augsburg this Saturday afternoon?

Welcome along!

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