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Borussia Dortmund 4-3 Augsburg: Bellingham stars and Haller back in thriller

Jude Bellingham shoots to score against Augsburg
Jude Bellingham has scored 10 goals for Borussia Dortmund this season, plus one for England at the World Cup

English teenagers Jude Bellingham and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored for Borussia Dortmund at they returned to action after 72 days to beat Augsburg in a thrilling Bundesliga game.

Augsburg came from a goal behind three times before Dortmund clinched it with Giovanni Reyna’s brilliant volley.

Sebastien Haller made his debut after testicular cancer treatment.

Reyna’s winner, with 12 minutes to go, capped a spell of three goals in four minutes which begun when England Under-19 midfielder Bynoe-Gittens curled in a shot from long range that Bellingham just ducked underneath.

David Colina then reacted quickly to the rebound when Kelvin Yeboah’s shot hit the post to make it 3-3, but within seconds Dortmund were ahead again when Reyna latched onto an assist from Bellingham.

The 19-year-old England international had put Dortmund ahead after 29 minutes with his fourth league goal of the season, before three goals in the first half’s closing stages.

Arne Maier equalised on 40 minutes, but defender Nico Schlotterbeck’s goal saw the hosts retake the lead two minutes later. Augsburg, one place above the relegation zone at kick-off, fought back again when Ermedin Demirovic levelled in stoppage time.

Haller’s appearance as a substitute, replacing striker Youssoufa Moukoko, was his debut for Dortmund. The 28-year-old ex-West Ham forward was diagnosed with cancer shortly after moving from Ajax in July 2022.

Following the three-goal spell that settled the game, Bellingham picked up his fifth booking of the season, meaning that he will miss Dortmund’s meeting with Mainz on 25 January.

The result sees Dortmund move one place up the Bundesliga into sixth place, seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Line-ups

B Dortmund

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Kobel
  • 26Ryerson
  • 15Hummels
  • 4Schlotterbeck
  • 13Guerreiro
  • 22BellinghamBooked at 84mins
  • 6Özcan
  • 27AdeyemiSubstituted forReynaat 70′minutes
  • 19BrandtSubstituted forSüleat 90+1′minutes
  • 21MalenSubstituted forBynoe-Gittensat 70′minutes
  • 18MoukokoSubstituted forHallerat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Reyna
  • 8Dahoud
  • 9Haller
  • 10T Hazard
  • 17Wolf
  • 20Modeste
  • 25Süle
  • 33Meyer
  • 43Bynoe-Gittens

Augsburg

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gikiewicz
  • 2Gumny
  • 6Gouweleeuw
  • 19Uduokhai
  • 3PedersenBooked at 45mins
  • 10MaierSubstituted forBaumgartlingerat 76′minutes
  • 27EngelsBooked at 90mins
  • 13RexhbecajSubstituted forColinaat 76′minutes
  • 16VargasSubstituted forCardonaat 12′minutesBooked at 54minsSubstituted forJensenat 65′minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 7BeljoSubstituted forYeboahat 76′minutes
  • 9Demirovic

Substitutes

  • 14Baumgartlinger
  • 20Caligiuri
  • 23Bauer
  • 24Jensen
  • 30Dorsch
  • 38Colina
  • 40Koubek
  • 45Yeboah
  • 48Cardona

Referee:
Frank Willenborg

Attendance:
81,365

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