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Borussia Dortmund beaten at Augsburg (2-1) and a little more in the Bayern viewfinder

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Football News – End of the season for Borussia Dortmund. Defeated at Augsburg (2-1), 15th in the league, the fault of a doubling of Ji Dong-Won, the men of Lucien Favre end their series of seven games without defeat in the Bundesliga. South Korean Ji Dong-won scored twice for Augsburg, taking advantage of two huge mistakes from Dortmund’s young defense. Paco Alcacer reduced the gap late in the game. The perfect opportunity for Bayern Munich on Saturday against Borussia Mönchengladbach, to return to the height of the Borussen in case of victory.

Four days away from their Champions League second leg against Tottenham (3-0 defeat in the first leg in London), the situation is now critical for the Ruhr club: one win in its last six games in all competitions, and only six points on his last five league games! The youth of the workforce has long been, at the beginning of the season, a factor of enthusiasm, even euphoria. It has been for a few weeks synonymous with naivety and lack of rigor.

Two fatal errors

Dortmund certainly dominated the game, monopolized the ball and created several frank opportunities, especially late in the game. But the individual errors of his two side, Dan-Axel Zagadou and Hachraf Hakimi, cost him the price. In the 24th minute, the 19 year old Frenchman lost a duel in his 30 meters, and on the center, Augsburg opened the score by Ji Dong-won (1-0). In the second half, it is the Moroccan Hachraf Hakimi, 20 years old, who made a straight pass to the Korean, who was happy to beat Roman Bürki with a beautiful shot wrapped.

Borussia, however, hoped that the return of his captain Marco Reus, absent for a month because of a muscle tear, would restore his serenity lost in February.

The illusion did not last long. Two weeks ago, Borussia were unable to beat the Red Lantern Nuremberg (0-0), who had erected a wall in front of his goal. The scenario was repeated Friday, worse, since Augsburg has made the effort to go out and play the counter thoroughly.

At the end of the match, Dortmund started the turbo and ended up, logically, by seeing his shelling rewarded. Paco Alcacer scored in the 81st minute his 13th goal of the season, his 11th as a wild card, with the arrival of a Sancho-Götze combination. But Augsburg bravely resisted the Dortmundaise furia of the last minutes. The leader lets three things go again. Bayern can start thinking very seriously about a seventh consecutive league title.

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