Borussia Dortmund took a big step towards the German national title in the Bundesliga on Sunday. The team of coach Edin Terzic won 0-3 at FC Augsburg and thus benefited from Bayern Munich’s misstep.
Sebastien Haller scored two goals for Dortmund. The former Ajax player opened the score after less than an hour and was again accurate in the final phase. Julian Brandt made it 0-3 in injury time. Augsburg played with ten men for a long time due to a red card for Felix Uduokhai.
Due to the victory, Dortmund takes over the lead from Bayern, which was surprised by RB Leipzig (1-3) in front of its own audience on Saturday. The difference between the top teams is two points.
The last round of the Bundesliga is scheduled for next Saturday. Then Dortmund will play at home against FSV Mainz and Bayern will visit FC Köln.
A Dortmund title puts an end to Bayern’s reign of the last decade. The club has won the Bundesliga ten times in a row since 2013. Dortmund was the last other club to win the league title in 2012.
Augsburg further with ten men after downing Malen
With Donyell Malen in the starting line-up, Dortmund started the match in Augsburg strongly. The visitors had great opportunities in the first half through Haller and Malen, but both times Augsburg goalkeeper Tomás Koubek got in the way.
Seven minutes before the break, Augsburg was down to ten men due to a red card for Uduokhai. The defender knocked down the broken Malen and had to leave the field immediately.
Early in the second half, Emre Can almost scored the opening goal, but his shot hit the post. Five minutes later it was a hit: Haller pushed the ball in diagonally through the inside of the post. Irvin Cardona was close to 1-1 a few minutes later, but Gregor Kobel prevented the equalizer with a nice save.
In the final phase, Haller again found the goal for Dortmund, with which he decided the game. The Ivorian used the rebound after a bet by Marco Reus was turned by Koubek. In stoppage time, Brandt further expanded the margin with a slider in the right corner.
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