Don’t miss out on the full match replay and highlights of Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund. The game kicks off at 14:30 (GMT) on 16th December 2023. M. Jöllenbeck will be the referee for this exciting match held at WWK Arena. It’s a crucial game in the Germany – Bundesliga, Week 15, Season 2023/2024. Catch all the action and drama of this thrilling encounter.
Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund Full Match Reports
A resilient Augsburg side thwarted Borussia Dortmund, securing a hard-fought 1-1 draw that extends their unbeaten streak at home to four Bundesliga matches. On the flip side, the visitors now grapple with the frustration of being winless in their last five competitive fixtures.
Borussia Dortmund entered the fray with a clear determination to break free from their recent struggles, creating promising chances in the initial 10 minutes. The seasoned Marco Reus tested Finn Dahmen early on, and Ramy Bensebaïni’s attempt from the ensuing corner tantalizingly missed the mark.
Despite Dortmund’s early threats, they found themselves trailing when Ermedin Demirović notched his eighth goal of the season midway through the first half. Dominating Nico Schlotterbeck, the Augsburg striker powered into the box, exhibiting composure to slot the ball past Gregor Kobel. Eager for a response, Donyell Malen took matters into his own hands, orchestrating a neat one-two with Niclas Füllkrug to guide the ball into the bottom corner, ensuring both teams entered halftime on level terms.
With the game delicately poised, the hosts initiated the second half brightly. Phillip Tietz, moments after heading over from Mads Pedersen’s inviting cross, tested Kobel with a fierce half-volley. In the final 20 minutes, Edin Terzić introduced youngster Samuel Bamba in a quest for a late winner. Bamba, in his debut, threatened with a wide header after a defensive mix-up. Füllkrug, however, squandered two promising chances, heading off target on both occasions, frustrating the traveling supporters.
In the dying moments, Füllkrug’s acrobatic volley met a resilient Dahmen, who made a superb save to preserve parity and secure a valuable point for his side. Dortmund remains off the pace in fifth, potentially trailing by 13 points at the round’s conclusion. Meanwhile, Augsburg concludes the day in the 10th spot.
Man of the Match: Ermedin Demirović (Augsburg).