Dortmund demonstrating with its B team, D-3 before the match against PSG

Dortmund demonstrating with its B team, D-3 before the match against PSG
Dortmund demonstrating with its B team, D-3 before the match against PSG

Borussia Dortmund quietly won against Augsburg in the Bundesliga (5-1), three days before the Champions League return match against PSG.

Compared to the team which won against Paris Saint-Germain, only one starter was renewed: goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. With its replacements, three days before the Champions League semi-final return against PSG (Tuesday May 7), Borussia Dortmund cruised through the league with a 5-1 victory against Augsburg (32nd day of the Bundesliga).

Four usual starters still appeared in the second half, most of them to have around half an hour of playing time: Nico Schlotterbeck and Karim Adeyemi in the 63rd minute, Julian Brandt in the 66th, Marcel Sabitzer in the 74th.

No stakes for Dortmund

But the match was already over and, quite logically, the pace dropped after these changes. Youssoufa Moukoko broke the deadlock very quickly (4th) and scored a lucky double on a corner poorly negotiated by the opposing goalkeeper (29th). Donyell Malen had made the break in the meantime (20th), then Marco Reus, whose departure at the end of the season was announced during the week, worsened the score with a quick placed action and a small dive ball to conclude (34th). Felix Nmecha participated in the festivities by being the author of the only goal scored after the break (64th). For Augsburg, it was Ruben Vargas who saved the honor (32nd).

There was nothing at stake for the BVB, other than gaining confidence. Edin Terzic and his men are guaranteed to compete in the Champions League next season, thanks to their 5th place in the standings (15 points ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt, 6th). This has become a qualifier for the C1 since their victory against PSG.

Dortmund starting lineup: Kobel – Morey, A. Papadopoulos, Süle, Wolf – Nmecha, Watjen – Malen, Reus, Bynoe-Gittens – Moukoko.

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