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What a game that was! Gregoritsch's first-half goal looked highly likely to have won the game for Freiburg until an insane final 13 minutes. Home goalkeeper Flekken's crucial error to allow Bynoe-Gittens's stoppable strike in turned the entire match on its head. With Streich's men wobbling, Moukoko and then Wolf added the killer goals to send the visiting fans wild.
BVB'S SUPER SUBS
Dortmund were the side with most goals from substitutes last season (14) and they now have three goals from replacements already this term.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Donyell Malen 35.14km/h
Christian Günter 34.43km/h
Thomas Meunier 32.33km/h
WOLF WRAPS IT UP
What an insane game! Dortmund looked unlikely to get anything from this encounter just a short time ago and now they are cruising to three more points. Wolf comes in on the right, cuts back outside and fires into the corner.
GOAL!1 : 3
DORTMUND IN FRONT
Superb work from Bynoe-Gittens on the edge of the area. He finds Brandt, who in turn tees up Moukoko and the Dortmund No.18 slams home to put Terzic's men into the lead.
GOAL!1 : 2
BVB THREATEN AGAIN
Wolf's pass in for Bynoe-Gittens shouldn't reach Dortmund's 18-year-old but it does. He's not ready and the ball deflects off his left foot and away from danger.
Marius Wolf receives the ball on the right and wallops an effort at goal. The shot flies high and wide. Dortmund are on top here.
BVB COME AGAIN
Wolf diverts an angled effort at goal which is deflected wide. The hosts have been rattled since Flekken's howler. Can Dortmund take full advantage?
Well, well, well. BVB are level and it's their substitute Bynoe-Gittens who has found the equaliser. This one is all about goalkeeper Flekken, however, the Freiburg custodian flapping at a save-able shot which looped in under the crossbar.
GOAL!1 : 1
Julian Brandt comes on to try and rescue BVB.
Doan crosses in for Gregoritsch who rises but can only head off target. That will be the striker's last action as he's replaced by Petersen.
FREIBURG WORKING HARD
Distance run (km)
BVB SWITCH IT UP
Here comes Moukoko to try and mix things up for Dortmund. The visitors have struggled in a creative sense tonight.
GREGORITSCH PULLS THE TRIGGER
Gregoritsch accepts the ball inside the area, spins and lifts a shot high over the crossbar. The Freiburg man may have been called out for offside had that gone in.
Schlotterbeck crashes into the back of Doan and the defender is booked on his return to Freiburg.
Sallai breaks free and switches left before blasting low at goal. Kobel drops quickly and holds onto the ball.
The visitors switch things up and introduce Bynoe-Gittend for Hazard. Will that provide Terzic's men with the required spark?
NOTEWORTHY BVB STAT
It's interesting to note that Nico Schlotterbeck and Mats Hummels have been on the ball most often (64 times each) for Dortmund this evening.
Bellingham goes sliding in and floors Sallai, who collapses to the turf. That challenge didn't look the best and the England international goes into the ref's notebook.
6 off target
4 on target
5 off target
4 on target
FREIBURG CORNER KINGS
Freiburg led the corner count in the first half 6-1 and they have another here. Günter whips the ball in but the set piece comes to nothing in the end and Dortmund can mount an attack.
That's a pretty decent effort from Dahoud, who lets fly from range. The ball licks the side netting and the Dortmund fans on the far side think it's gone in. False hope for them.
HOSTS STILL LEAD
MODESTE FINDING HIS RANGE
Anthony Modeste had the most shots on goal of any player (3) in the opening 45 minutes and will be on the hunt to net his first in Black-and-Yellow in this second half.
Interesting to note that Freiburg won the last four Bundesliga home games after a half-time lead. Can the hosts add to that impressive stat here?
Marius Wolf is on for Thomas Meunier in the second half.
GAME (BACK) ON
Freiburg get us back underway in the second half ....
HOSTS IN FRONT
So ends a fascinating first half where Freiburg finished very much on top, Michael Gregoritsch scoring for a second successive game to give the hosts the lead at the break. A lot of work for Dortmund to do after the restart.
Hazard tees up Bellingham who fires low at goals. Flekken scoops that one up with zero problems.
There has been no let up from Christian Streich's men since they opened the scoring. Several corners, another Gregoritsch effort and a Sallai chance have BVB against the ropes here.
Michael Gregoritsch also scored in Freiburg's opening win against Augsburg last weekend, meaning the forward has netted in the opening two Matchdays in a season for the first time.
MODESTE ON THE HUNT
Dahoud in a central position picks out Modeste to his left and the BVB forward sends a shot narrowly off target.
GREGORITSCH OPENER !
Günter's whipped cross towards the far post is headed across goal by Ginter. Gregoritsch rises and sends a looping header back across goal, over Kobel and in for 1-0.
GOAL!1 : 0
Free kick in a dangerous position and Grifo places the ball. The Italian swipes an upward shot towards the near post which Kobel palms over.
Sallai looks to race clear but is pulled back by Meunier. Yellow card for the Borussia man.
Lovely move from Dortmund with Guerreiro and Bellingham combining after Freiburg gave up possession. The England international's cross into the centre just evades Modeste and the hosts survive.
Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Donyell Malen 35.14km/h
Philipp Lienhart 31.56km/h
Kiliann Eric Sildillia 31.53km/h
BVB BOSSING THE BALL
All of a sudden it's end-to-end. Modeste is in position to shoot and he draws a save from Flekken, who gets down to deflect the ball out. Freiburg go up the other end with Sallai driving an effort not far wide.
A Freiburg cross is dealt with by Meunier. The home fans roar for a penalty as they feel the ball brushed the BVB defender's arm. The ref isn't interested.
Günter's pace is causing the visitors problems this evening. The 29-year-old full back fires in a cross-shot which Kobel clears with an outstretched leg.
BVB SET PIECE CHANCE
Malen is on the move goalwards but is tripped by Ginter .... Reus sends the subsequent free kick straight into the arms of Flekken.
1 off target
1 on target
0 off target
1 on target
Eggestein wallops one at goals from distance but Kobel watches the shot all the way and saves comfortably.
Günter and Grifo combine down the left and the pace of the attacking move appears to have Dortmund on the backfoot. Hummels is there to hack the ball away. The noise levels go up inside the Europa-Park Stadion.
FREIBURG LET OFF
Lienhart hits a loose ball out from the back and BVB pounce. Reus seeks out debutant Modeste, who stretches but can't quite control and Freiburg escape.
MALEN HAS A GO
Malen prods a shot at goal but his effort lacks pace or direction and Flekken catches easily.
With an average age of 27.9, tonight's is Dortmund's 'oldest' starting XI in 2022.
Freiburg knock it around early doors, the hosts probing for openings. Grifo wallops a ball to the far side which eventually goes out of play.
GAME ON !
BVB kick off and we're underway ...
HERE COME THE TEAMS !
Both sides make their way out into the pitch amid a wonderful atmosphere at the Europa-Park Stadion ! It's almost time ...
Not that he needed it, but Dortmund youngster Jude Bellingham will have been given an extra boost just before kick-off with the announcement of the Kopa Trophy nominees, as part of the wider Ballon d'Or ceremony. The Kopa award recognises the best U21 talents in the game worldwide and Bellingham is one of six Bundesliga players on the 10-man shortlist alongside BVB teammate Karim Adeyemi, Jamal Musiala (Bayern), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen), Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern), and Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig).
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Christian Streich has adhered to the 'never change a winning team' motto and kept faith with the same 11 players that began last week's big win over Augsburg.
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MODESTE DEBUT ALERT
The veteran French forward is thrown right in for his first appearance in the black and yellow of BVB, having completed his switch from Cologne earlier in the week. After previously lacing his boots for Hoffenheim, Dortmund are Modeste's third Bundesliga club. Elsewhere, Thorgan Hazard starts in place of the injured Karim Adeyemi, while summer signing Salih Özcan is in the squad for the first time following an injury of his own.
FREIBURG STARTING XI
Flekken - Sildillia, Ginter, Lienhart, Günter (c) - Eggestein, Höfler - Sallai, Doan, Grifo - Gregoritsch
Uphoff, Siquet, K. Schlotterbeck, Gulde, Kyereh, Keitel, Jeong, Weißhaupt, Petersen
DORTMUND STARTING XI
Kobel - Meunier, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro - Dahoud, Bellingham - Malen, Reus (c), Hazard - Modeste
Meyer, Coulibaly, Wolf, Brandt, Can, Passlack, Bynoe-Gittens, Özcan, Moukoko
The weight of history is very much on Dortmund's side in this fixture, with BVB winning 29 of the 47 competitive meetings to date, compared to Freiburg's six. That said, the Black Forest club are unbeaten in their last three games at home against Dortmund, recording two 2-1 wins and one 2-2 draw.
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The hosts don't have quite as many bodies in the treatment room, although with Lucas Höler (metatarsal), Lukas Kübler (thigh) and Kevin Schade (abdominal) they are missing three potential starting candidates. Christian Streich's side are likely to field a couple of summer newcomers again too: both Ritsu Doan and Michael Gregoritsch were on target in the win over Augsburg last weekend.
TEAM NEWS - DORTMUND
There are several big-name absentees for BVB this evening, including Karim Adeyemi (toe), Sebastien Haller (testicular cancer), Matheu Morey (match fitness), Gio Reyna (match fitness) and Niklas Süle (muscular). However, summer signing Nico Schlotterbeck is set to start against his former club, while Anthony Modeste, recruited this past week as a replacement for Haller, should lead the line up top.
Both teams have won each of their two competitive games so far this season: Freiburg overcame Bundesliga 2 side Kaiserslautern after extra time in the DFB Cup first round before thrashing Augsburg last week, while Dortmund eased past 1860 Munich in the cup and then earned a narrow 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen last weekend. As such, both teams will be keen to maintain that momentum at this early stage. Dortmund, in particular, will be keen to lay down a marker as they bid to launch a sustained title tilt this term.
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