Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Borussia Dortmund came from behind to defeat Zulte Waregem in Marbella.
Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Zulte Waregem
0-1 Harbaoui (23'), 1-1 Piszczek (29'), 1-2 Derijck (33'), 2-2 Aubameyang (42'), 3-2 Aubameyang (42')
Peter Stöger’s side dominated the early stages at the Estadio Municipal de Marbella but fell behind against the run of play when Hamdi Harbaoui slotted home mid-way through the first half. A sublime Lukas Piszczek header brought BVB level, only for Timothy Derijck to restore Waregem’s lead from point-blank range four minutes later. Dortmund rallied again, however, and equalised for the second time in the match when Aubameyang dinked Andrey Yarmolenko’s square pass over the onrushing Sammy Bossut.
Aubameyang netted his second of the game nine minutes into the second half, collecting a fine Jadon Sancho ball in his stride before beating Bossut to put Borussia in front for the first time in the match. Sancho and Alexander Isak both spurned opportunities to extend Dortmund’s lead late in the game, but the Yellow-Blacks held on to end their winter training camp with a morale-boosting win.
Dortmund: Bansen - Piszczek (Toljan 46’), Sokratis (c), Zagadou, Durm (Subotic 58’) - Götze (Kagawa 58’), Weigl, Castro (Isak 58’) - Yarmolenko (Dahoud 59’), Aubameyang, Sancho
Subs not used: Reckert
Absentees: Bürki (cold), Schmelzer (calf), Reus (match fitness), Philipp (knee)
Coach: Peter Stöger
Waregem: Bostyn (Boston 46’) - De Fauw (c) (Walsh 46’), Derijck (Doumbia 46’), Baudry (Heylen 46’), Hamalainen (Madu 46’) - Marcq (De Sart 46’), Oldrup Jensen (De Mets 46’) - De Pauw (Cordaro 46’), Kaya (Saponjic 46’), Coopman (Olayinka 46’), Harbaoui (Leya 46’)
Subs not used: Reichert, Leali, De Smet
Coach: Francky Dury
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- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was crowned third-best player in Africa last Thursday, has scored 13 Bundesliga goals this season, second only to Bayern's Robert Lewandowski (15).Stöger has won both Bundesliga games as Dortmund head coach, but ended 2017 with a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the DFB Cup.Dortmund begin the Rückrunde with a home fixture against Wolfsburg on Matchday 18.Christian Pulisic was recently crowned USA Player of the Year.Sancho is the first ever Englishman to represent BVB.Dortmund are the top scorers in the Bundesliga this season with 39 goals.