Bundesliga

Dembele rescues BVB a point against Augsburg

Borussia Dortmund drew a third consecutive Bundesliga match after being held to a 1-1 stalemate at home to FC Augsburg on Tuesday evening.

Borussia Dortmund 1-1 FC Augsburg

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Ji is Augsburg's top scorer in the Bundesliga this season with three goals. Dembele has netted four times in the Bundesliga for BVB, twice with his left foot and twice with his right. Augsburg collectively covered two kilometres more than Dortmund (112.73 to 110.63) - © imago / Team 2

Goals: 0-1 Ji (33'), 1-1 Dembele (47')

If Dortmund were buoyed by the news of Julian Weigl signing a contract extension earlier in the day they did not show it initially, with their build-up play often lacking its characteristic speed and flair. Indeed, a mistake in midfield led to Augsburg going in front: the visitors poured forward on the break and Dong-Won Ji finished at the second attempt after Roman Weidenfeller saved his first effort.

That prompted a furious response from BVB early in the second half and they equalised almost immediately through Ousmane Dembele's smart finish. It was largely one-way traffic towards the Augsburg goal after that, but it was not until late in the game that Dortmund could have scored a winner, as Marwin Hitz made a smart save from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before Andre Schürrle fired the rebound wide.Ultimately, however, the hosts will be disappointed to end the year with a third straight draw.