Borussia Dortmund bounced back from their opening day defeat to Bayer Leverkusen with a 3-2 win at Augsburg on Friday night, although they nearly let the points slip in Bavaria.
Marco Reus scored the opener and then set up Sokratis Papastathopoulos for the second as two goals in three first-half minutes effectively ended Augsburg's hopes.
Adrian Ramos added a third with his first goal for his new club before Raul Bobadilla pulled a goal back.
Tim Matavz added a second for the hosts two minutes ...
Borussia Dortmund travel to FC Augsburg on Friday night looking to make up for their first weekend Bundesliga loss against Bayer Leverkusen.
It will be an entirely different game in Bavaria, no "pressing faceoff" like Saturday, but still the usual gritty fight awaits in the SGL Arena. The gap in quality between Bayer Leverkusen and FC Augsburg should be a significant one, and thus BVB fans are hoping for only one thing this weekend: gaining three points on Ruhr rival FC Schalke, which will --...
Hoffenheim began their Bundesliga campaign with a 2-0 win over Augsburg on Saturday afternoon.
Adam Szalai marked his debut with a goal before Tarik Elyounoussi added a second just two minutes later.
Augsburg, who lost in the first round of the DFB-Pokal last weekend, tried to find a route back into the game in the second half, but they came up against a well-drilled Hoffenheim defence.
Next Friday night, the Bavarians have the unenviable task of hosting Supercup winners Borussia Dortmund with mora...