SIGNAL IDUNA PARK
An amazing Bundesliga match comes to an end and all that is left if for the supporters to applaud both sets of teams for what was a truly magnificent spectacle. Dortmund have won it with some superb attacking and tasty finishing but Augsburg could easily have left the Signal Iduna Park with a point. This game will long be talked about.
Bellingham produces an utterly ridiculous piece of skill to beat his man and gets to the endline. The subsequent pass across the face misses everyone. Guerreiro then has one more chance but can't convert.
Reyna with another chance to put the game beyond doubt. His effort from the right takes a deflection and bounces wide.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
SO CLOSE DEMIROVIC
Demirovic! Oh my word Augsburg should be level. Gouweleeuw picks out the FCA forward with a delightful pass and the striker takes a touch before thumping off target. Huge chance.
BVB IN FOR THE KILL
BVB break and suddenly Bynoe-Gittens is in a lot of space. The Englishman steps on the ball and tries to sell the last of the Augsburg defenders with some subsequent jinks and turns. His effort is blocked but falls to Reyna, whose own shot is deflected wide.
Reyna is played in by Brandt and the American tries to take it around Gikiewicz. The goalkeeper recovers and holds on to the ball. Moments later, Bellingham goes into the book for a heavy challenge on Pedersen.
REYNA NUMBER NINE
That was the ninth goal of Reyna's Bundesliga career and it's the first time he's scored as a sub.
Let this game never end! Dortmund have only gone and taken the lead again. The ball comes to Reyna inside the area and on the right. The USMNT international has a little look and dinks a delicious finish over Gikiewicz and into the back of the net. This is unbelievable.
AUGSBURG STRIKE BACK
What is this game??? Augsburg are level ... AGAIN! A shot from Yeboah bounces off the post and lands right at the feet of Colina, who slams low and into the net!
BVB BACK IN FRONT !
Would you believe it!!! Substitute Bynoe-Gittens has just scored a worldie! The BVB man is a fair distance from the target and runs across the face of the area, leaving Gumny on the floor. The youngster then flashes a shot towards the corner. Bellingham ducks out of the way and the ball whips in at the far post.
WELCOME BACK, SEBASTIEN
Double swap from the hosts who throw Reyna and Bynoe-Gittens into the mix.
Jensen is straight into the action, hauling back Adeyemi who was threatening to make his way towards goal from the right. That's a booking for the Augsburg man.
Demirovic has been causing plenty of headaches for the hosts this afternoon. The Bosnia and Herzegovina international has just seen another shot deflected away.
Bellingham sees a scuffed shot from the right deflected wide of the upright. Augsburg are preparing to bring on Frederik Jensen
HERE COMES HALLER
BIG DEMIROVIC MISS
Oh Demirovic! What a chance for the Augsburg man. The striker is onto a through ball that splits the home defence apart. He goes for accuracy with a side-footed effort to the far post. The ball whistles wide.
Sebastien Haller is getting ready to make his BVB debut. Expect a big roar when the next Dortmund substitution is made ...
BELLINGHAM UP FOR IT
Bellingham goes in for a couple of crunching tackles, wins a corner, gets to his feet and raises his hands to the crowd asking for more noise. The Yellow Wall responds in kind.
BVB GOALS AGAINST
Maier sends a corner kick past pretty much everybody in the Dortmund box. Pedersen races to recover the ball and lifts a pass back into the danger zone. There's nothing doing there for the visitors, however.
NO GO BELLINGHAM
Bellingham looks to create something for Dortmund in an advanced position to the right but the midfielder eventually runs into trouble and Augsburg can clear their lines.
Mats Hummels Ermedin Demirović
Augsburg quickly venture forward. Cardona has a run through the middle and a blast at goal. The ball floats a good distance over the bar.
An interesting stat from that first half shows that Dortmund had 16 shots on goal to Augsburg's four. The hosts also had 64 per cent possession.
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
BVB kick off the second half. After a blistering first 45 minutes, what awaits us now!?
An utterly insane half of football comes to an end. We've had four goals and plenty of attempts. Augsburg deserve full credit for twice fighting their way back into this encounter, particularly when it looked like BVB might turn the screw at 2-1.
Sloppy once more from Dortmund. The hosts give up possession and the consequence is a pop at goal for Beljo. The ball flies over.
Amazing. Ryerson has his goal, but it's gone into his own net. Demirovic was played through and the Augsburg No. 9 held off Hummels before lifting the ball past Kobel. Ryerson got the last touch but the goal has been given to the Augsburg man. What a first half this has been.
Amazing scenes here. Hummels is onto another Brandt free kick and powers a header at goal. Gikiewicz parries the ball out but it eventually works it's way back towards the Dortmund captain, who tries with an overhead kick. The ball rests in the side-netting.
BVB BACK IN FRONT
What. A. Game. Brandt's whipped free kick from the right is headed in by Schlotterbeck. That all seemed a bit too easy. Goalkeeper Gikiewicz was clearly expecting something else from that set piece as he was looking to his left when Schlotterbeck nodded home.
Insane! Maier has just scored a tasty equaliser but oh my, did Dortmund shoot themselves in the foot. Kobel tries to play it out from the back, passing towards the left wing and Schlotterbeck. Beljo pounces and releases Maier, who gets another favour when Özcan fails to stop the run. Maier hits it outside of the boot to the far corner. Game on!
Guerreiro's inviting free kick over the top is headed ... over the top by Mats Hummels. Augsburg are being well and truly overrun here.
Bellingham scored with what was Dortmund's ninth shot on goal in this game. That's the England international's fourth Bundesliga goal this term, a new personal best for a single German top-flight campaign.
DORTMUND GO CLOSE
For a second, it looks as though Malen is going to make it 2-0. The Dutch flyer gets inside and - from a tight angle - has an attempt on goal. The ball is deflected wide.
Hey Jude! What a super goal this is! Adeyemi knocks the ball back for the England midfielder, who takes a touch outside to leave the Augsburg defender for dead. The 19-year-old then wallops a shot in at the near post to send the home supporters into ecstasy.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Adeyemi seeks a way through. The ball eventually falls back towards Reyerson, who fancies a debut goal as he runs up to this. He's still waiting for a debut goal.
Lovely build up from BVB here. The lively Brandt plays a neat one-two with Adeyemi and then pokes through for Moukoko. The Germany international goes for one of those outside of the boot to the far post type efforts, which fizzes wide.
ONE MORE STOP
Gikiewicz fields a Brandt effort with relative ease. The Polish custodian is made of strong stuff. Not many would have recovered from a smack to the grill so quickly. He is sporting a bright red nose for his troubles.
SUPER GIKIEWICZ SAVES
Amazing double save from Rafal Gikiewicz, who first spreads himself wide to block from Malen and then takes Guerreiro's follow up smack in the face. The Portuguese full back was in an offside position but don't tell that to Gikiewicz, whose cupon took one hell of a belt there.
A Guerreiro corner from the left causes plenty of confusion in the Augsburg area but Enrico Maaßen's men manage to hack clear. This is has been an entertaining, open game thus far.
AUGSBURG HIT WOODWORK
Demirovic's dropping effort at goal comes down on top of the crossbar and bounces out of play. Kobel will say he had that covered, and he'd probably be right. This is a good spell for the visitors.
Vargas is distraught as he makes his way off the field. Hummels - whose tackle floored the 24-year-old - comes across to console the Augsburg man. That's a tough break for the Swiss international. Irvin Cardona is on.
WASTED SET PIECE
Maier's corner from the left loops straight into the arms of Kobel. BVB move quickly to set up a counter attack.
Augsburg win another corner. Vargas hobbles back into the action but he's far from comfortable.
Vargas is down in a heap by the left touchline, the Augsburg No. 16 emerging with a serious problem following a foul by Hummels. The subsequent set piece produces a corner for the visitors, which comes to nothing. Vargas continues to receive treatment.
BVB have started strongly here. Brandt floats a corner in from the right and a Schlotterbeck-Hummels combo send the ball wide.
Moukoko has the game's first stab at goal. It's wayward, to say the least.
GAME ON !
Augsburg - all in white - get this Matchday 16 encounter underway.
The teams line out and wave to the fans. It's then time for handshakes .... it's almost go time.
The Signal Iduna Park is packed to the rafters, the noise immense. 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is currently sounding out inside the ground as we await the teams.
AUGSBURG UP AGAINST IT
Augsburg can boast just the three wins in 23 Bundesliga games against Dortmund, with today's hosts triumphing 14 times during that run. Can the visitors - who have five new signings among their ranks today - cause an upset here? We're soon to find out.
Veteran Marco Reus is missing from Borussia's squad today, BVB's talismanic midfielder recovering from illness. However, speaking of vastly experienced players, Mats Hummels is all set to make his 450th competitive appearance in Black and Yellow.
BVB'S WORLD CUP COLLECTION
AUGSBURG TEAM NEWS
FCA's last game before the winter break was a 1-0 reverse against Bochum and today's visitors to Signal Iduna Park have made five changes today compared to the team that started that aforementioned defeat. New signings Beljo and Engels are in from the get-go, as are Pedersen, Maier and Vargas.
BVB TEAM NEWS
Meyer, Süle, Reyna, Dahoud, Hazard, Wolf, Bynoe-Gittens, Haller, Modeste
BVB STARTING XI
Kobel - Ryerson, Hummels (c), Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro - Özcan, Bellingham - Adeyemi, Brandt, Malen - Moukoko
Koubek, Bauer, Colina, Baumgartlinger, Caligiuri, Jensen, Dorsch, Yeboah, Cardona
AUGSBURG STARTING XI
Gikiewicz - Gumny, Gouweleeuw (c), Uduokhai, Pedersen - Engels, Maier, Rexhbecaj, Vargas - Beljo, Demirovic
Head coach Enrico Maaßen reshuffled his pack over the winter break as he looks to add to the meagre 18 goals his side have scored this term, with striker Florian Niederlechner allowed to move to Hertha Berlin, and new attackers Dion Beljo, Irvin Cardona and Kelvin Yeboah brought in to add fresh impetus.
DAUNTING DAY IN DORTMUND
Augsburg earned the last of their four league victories so far this season back on Matchday 8 in early October, but a fifth win of the season would be the best way to start the new year.
DORTMUND DEBUTS LOOM
New signing Julian Ryerson could likewise be given his first outing in a Dortmund shirt after arriving from Union Berlin, providing cover in both full-back slots.
EMOTIONAL DEBUT FOR HALLER?
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TERZIC ON HALLER
Here's what BVB coach Edin Terzic had to say about Sebastien Haller in the build up to this game. "Sebastien really gave a very good account of himself [during our recent training camp]. You could see how much of a threat he poses. He didn't need much settling-in time and scored right away. That's what we're hoping for throughout the rest of the season."
DORTMUND'S NEW DIMENSION
TALE OF THE TAPE
BVB are unbeaten in seven home games against Augsburg, winning the last four.
READY TO GO !
It's good to be back! After a goal and drama-filled day yesterday, we're all set for the off as Borussia Dortmund look to kick-start their Bundesliga challenge at home to Augsburg.
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