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Augsburg1B Dortmund3

FC Augsburg 1-3 Borussia Dortmund

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scores for Borussia Dortmund
Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored 16 goals this season

Borussia Dortmund came from behind to beat struggling Augsburg 3-1 and close the gap on Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to five points.

Dortmund, missing top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang due to a family bereavement, fell behind to a 14th-minute tap-in from Alfred Finnbogason.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan poked the ball home to level at 1-1 just before the break.

Gonzalo Castro's deflected effort made it 2-1 before Adrian Ramos fired in at the second attempt in the 75th minute.

Bayern's 1-0 win at Cologne on Friday night had extended their advantage in the title race as they look to secure a fourth successive championship.

Dortmund, who last week knocked Tottenham out of the Europa League, struggled to respond with a poor first-half showing against an Augsburg side which had won just one of its previous nine league games as they battle to avoid the drop.

But once Mkhitaryan's deflected shot had beaten former Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger, who was playing his first game of the season, they dominated the second half to secure their sixth win in seven league games.

Line-ups

Augsburg

  • 1Manninger
  • 6GouweleeuwBooked at 87mins
  • 20Hong
  • 5KlavanBooked at 90mins
  • 2Verhaegh
  • 21KohrBooked at 88mins
  • 10BaierSubstituted forFeulnerat 45'minutes
  • 31Max
  • 27Finnbogason
  • 19Koo Ja-CheolSubstituted forBobadillaat 78'minutes
  • 30CaiubyBooked at 33minsSubstituted forEssweinat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Altintop
  • 8Feulner
  • 11Esswein
  • 13Werner
  • 16Janker
  • 25Bobadilla
  • 28Oettl

B Dortmund

  • 38Bürki
  • 26Piszczek
  • 25Papastathopoulos
  • 15Hummels
  • 37Durm
  • 33Weigl
  • 18SahinSubstituted forPasslackat 68'minutes
  • 10MkhitaryanBooked at 24mins
  • 23KagawaSubstituted forLeitnerat 62'minutes
  • 11ReusSubstituted forCastroat 45'minutes
  • 20Ramos

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 3Park Joo-Ho
  • 4Subotic
  • 14Leitner
  • 27Castro
  • 28Ginter
  • 30Passlack
Referee:
Christian Dingert
Attendance:
30,660

Match Stats

Home TeamAugsburgAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, FC Augsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Augsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 3.

Booking

Ragnar Klavan (FC Augsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ragnar Klavan (FC Augsburg).

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Markus Feulner.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Augsburg. Alexander Esswein replaces Caiuby.

Booking

Dominik Kohr (FC Augsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominik Kohr (FC Augsburg).

Booking

Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (FC Augsburg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (FC Augsburg).

Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Caiuby (FC Augsburg).

Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (FC Augsburg).

Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ragnar Klavan (FC Augsburg).

Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dominik Kohr (FC Augsburg).

Moritz Leitner (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Markus Feulner (FC Augsburg).

Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ragnar Klavan (FC Augsburg).

Attempt missed. Alfred Finnbogason (FC Augsburg) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jeong-Ho Hong with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund).

Markus Feulner (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Augsburg. Raúl Bobadilla replaces Ja-Cheol Koo.

Attempt missed. Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Goal!

Goal! FC Augsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 3. Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Jeffrey Gouweleeuw.

Attempt blocked. Adrián Ramos (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Weigl.

Attempt saved. Jeong-Ho Hong (FC Augsburg) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Markus Feulner with a cross.

Corner, FC Augsburg. Conceded by Mats Hummels.

Goal!

Goal! FC Augsburg 1, Borussia Dortmund 2. Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adrián Ramos.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Felix Passlack replaces Nuri Sahin.

Foul by Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund).

Paul Verhaegh (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th March 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich27223265135269
2B Dortmund27204364263864
3Hertha Berlin27146737271048
4Schalke2713593935444
5B Mgladbach271331154441042
6B Leverkusen2712693933642
7Mainz27125103533241
8Wolfsburg2710893934538
9Köln2789102834-633
10Ingolstadt2789102331-833
11Stuttgart2795134354-1132
12Hamburg2787123138-731
13Darmstadt27610112841-1328
14Werder Bremen2777133654-1828
15Augsburg2769123343-1027
16Hoffenheim2769123043-1327
17Frankfurt2769122943-1427
18Hannover2752202249-2717
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