Reports: Augsburg 1-1 Dortmund

The draw, combined with RB Leipzig’s 3-1 home win over Hoffenheim later on Saturday, means Dortmund are now five points off fourth spot with 15 games played.

Despite topping a Champions League group which included Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Newcastle, Dortmund have won just one of seven league games since October.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic lamented his side’s poor finishing, saying “we were close today, but we weren’t successful and that’s very unsatisfying”.

Ermedin Demirovic opened the hosts’ account after 23 minutes, pushing off a challenge from Nico Schlotterbeck before slotting home.

The Dortmund offender appealed for a foul, but the referee allowed the goal after a VAR review.

“I don’t want to comment on refereeing decisions, but all I’ll say is we had a different opinion,” said Terzic.

Donyell Malen scored for Dortmund shortly after, Niclas Fuellkrug finding the Dutchman with a clever backheeled pass to nutmeg the Augsburg defender.

Dortmund midfielder Julian Brandt had a late chance to claim all three points, but he blasted his injury-time shot straight at Augsburg goalie Finn Dahmen.

Augsburg boss Jess Thorup, who has lost just once in eight matches since taking over in October, said “today was the best chance for us to see where we stand against the better teams… we’ve done well.”

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