Borussia Dortmund’s three game winning streak in the German league was brought to a halt as Augsburg snatched an unlikely looking point at the Westfalenstadion. The draw means that Dortmund now only have a one point cushion over third placed Schalke, with sixth placed Leipzig only three points behind Peter Bosz’s side.
Only 54.300 fans turned up at the Westfalenstadion instead of the 81.000 that normally turn up, with nearly one third of the fans staying away on Monday night.
Dortmund took the lead in the 15th minute through a lightning counter attack. Raphael Framberger’s cross into the BVB box was headed away by Marcel Schmelzer and fifteen seconds later, the ball was into the back of the Augsburg net. The scrambling Hinteregger tried his best to prevent Andre Schurrle’s cross from reaching Michy Batshuayi, but his weak sliding clearance meant the ball fell perfectly into the path of the incoming Marco Reus, who made no mistake from close range.
BVB dominated possession but didn’t convert that dominance into goals on the scoresheet and were made to pay when Augsburg snatched an equaliser in the 73rd minute. Kevin Danso, one of several England raised footballers playing in the Bundesliga this season, got away from Sokratis on a corner and got a free header. His initial attempt was stopped by Burki, but the Swiss goalie was powerless to stop him scoring from the rebound.
Danso’s goal gave Augsburg a much needed point after successive defeats to Stuttgart and Leipzig. The latter of the two, who shockingly lost to Koln over the weekend, are BVB’s next opponents, a game with plenty at stake while FCA will host Hoffenheim at home.
Augsburg are currently 8th with 32 points in what is a very crowded looking mid table- 7th place Gladbach have 34, while 13th place Freiburg are on 29.
Borussia Dortmund 1 (Reus 16′) drew with FC Augsburg 1 (Danso 73′)