Henrikh Mkhitaryan's (l.) first-half equaliser for Borussia Dortmund inspired a comeback away to FC Augsburg on Matchday 27. - © gettyimages / Alexandra Beier/Bongarts
Henrikh Mkhitaryan's (l.) first-half equaliser for Borussia Dortmund inspired a comeback away to FC Augsburg on Matchday 27. - © gettyimages / Alexandra Beier/Bongarts
Bundesliga

Magic Mkhitaryan delights Dortmund in Augsburg

A short cry of delight and a jubilant hug: Henrikh Mkhitaryan had no time for extravagant celebrations after equalising for Borussia Dortmund away to FC Augsburg in Matchday 27's conclusion.

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Instead, the Armenian was focused on winning the game. The visitors had been struggling to pull level after Alfred Finnbogason had given Augsburg a surprise lead, but eventually Mkhitaryan's guile unlocked a stubborn backline and created a wonderful equaliser just before half-time. It sparked a crucial comeback, with Die Schwarz-Gelben going on to triumph 3-1.

"He [Mkhitaryan] managed to take the game to the defence and create spaces that we were struggling to find beforehand," said Thomas Tuchel.

Report: Augsburg 1-3 Dortmund

The Mkhitaryan effect

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