FC Augsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund – Football Match Report – May 21, 2023
Striker Sebastien Haller scored twice as Borussia Dortmund beat 10-man Augsburg 3-0 on Sunday to take management of the Bundesliga title race going into subsequent week’s season finale.
Haller broke the impasse within the 58th minute and tapped in his second purpose of the afternoon six minutes earlier than the top to seal the win that lifted them above Bayern Munich and into high spot.
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Julian Brandt accomplished the win with a stoppage-time purpose.
The Ruhr valley membership, whose final title win got here in 2012 below then coach Jurgen Klopp, are two forward of Bayern on 70 factors.
The Bavarians suffered a shock 3-1 residence loss to RB Leipzig on Saturday.
“We have suffered and we had to sweat a lot, not only this season,” stated Dortmund coach Edin Terzic. “Now it is about taking that last step together with our fans in our stadium in our city and bring the league trophy finally back to Dortmund.
“This has not been the season of missed probabilities, however the season of setbacks. It is now about taking that final step.”
In a one-sided first half Dortmund had 16 shots on goal to Augsburg’s one and also hit the post through Niklas Sule, but could not score even when the hosts were left with 10 men following the dismissal of Felix Uduokhai in the 38th.
Emre Can also hit the woodwork after the restart, but they finally broke the deadlock through Haller when he slotted in off the post.
Augsburg instantly responded with a chance of their own but Dortmund keeper Gregor Kobel did well to stop Irvin Cardona’s shot from 10 metres.
Haller, who had missed much of the season after being diagnosed with testicular cancer last year, settled Dortmund’s nerves with a tap-in before Brandt completed their win.
Dortmund host Mainz on the last matchday while Bayern, who have won the last 10 league titles, travel to Cologne in their season finale.
“If some instructed me six months in the past that I might be on this state of affairs at present I might not have believed them,” Haller, who underwent surgery and chemotherapy before his return to action in 2023, said.
“We have invested so much and now we’ve got an opportunity to attain one thing large. There is not any magic. It is about investing. Then it comes.”