DORTMUND. Borussia Dortmund had a close win over FC Augsburg. Borussia Dortmund was decisively better in terms of ball possession (68%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Signal-Iduna-Park stadium in Dortmund on Sunday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. In front of 81,365 spectators. The referee was Frank Willenborg who was helped by Guido Kleve and Aarne Aarnink. The 4th official was Martin Thomsen. The weather was rainy. The temperature was quite cold at 1 degrees Celsius or 33.82 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.
Borussia Dortmund was in firm control of the ball 68% while FC Augsburg was struggling with a 32% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Borussia Dortmund had a more offensive attitude with 64 dangerous attacks and 28 shots of which 10 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Borussia Dortmund won the match.
Borussia Dortmund shot 28 times, 10 on target, 18 off target. Regarding the opposition, FC Augsburg shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target.
Borussia Dortmund received 1 yellow card (Jude Bellingham). Regarding the opposition, FC Augsburg received 4 yellow cards (Mads Pedersen, I. Cardona, Fredrik Jensen and Arne Engels).
After playing this match, Borussia Dortmund will have 28 points to hold in the 7th place. On the opposite side, FC Augsburg will stay with 15 points to sit in the 16th place.
In the next match in the Bundesliga, Borussia Dortmund will play away against TSG Hoffenheim on the 25th of February with a 13-7 head to head record in favor of Borussia Dortmund (11 draws).
FC Augsburg will host TSG Hoffenheim on the 17th of February with a 16-5 head to head record in favor of TSG Hoffenheim (6 draws).
Borussia Dortmund – Formation
Borussia Dortmund started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Edin Terzic decided to play with the following team: Gregor Kobel, Julian Ryerson , Mats Hummels , Nico Schlotterbeck , Raphaël Guerreiro , Jude Bellingham , Salih Özcan , Karim Adeyemi , Julian Brandt , Donyell Malen and Youssoufa Moukoko .
The home team had on the bench: Thorgan Hazard, Marius Wolf, Anthony Modeste, Niklas Süle, Alexander Meyer, Giovanni Reyna, Sébastien Haller , Mahmoud Dahoud and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens .
Borussia Dortmund made 4 changes: Youssoufa Moukoko for Sébastien Haller (62′), D. Malen for Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (70′), Karim Adeyemi for Giovanni Reyna (70′) and Julian Brandt for Niklas Süle (90′).
Best player: Julian Brandt
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Borussia Dortmund was Julian Brandt even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 38 passes (81% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 2. He performed 8 crosses.
FC Augsburg – Formation
FC Augsburg started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Enrico Maaßen played with: Rafał Gikiewicz, Robert Gumny , Jeffrey Gouweleeuw , Felix Uduokhai , Mads Pedersen , Arne Maier , Arne Engels , Elvis Rexhbeçaj , Ruben Vargas , Dion Drena Beljo and Ermedin Demirović .
The following players were sitting on the bench: Julian Baumgartlinger, Maximilian Bauer, Daniel Caligiuri, Irvin Cardona , Kelvin Yeboah , Fredrik Jensen , David Čolina , Tomáš Koubek and Niklas Dorsch.
FC Augsburg could not rely on the presence of Fredrik Jensen (injured).
FC Augsburg made 5 changes: Rubén Vargas for I. Cardona (12′), I. Cardona for Fredrik Jensen (66′), Elvis Rexhbecaj for D. Čolina (76′), A. Maier for Julian Baumgartlinger (76′) and D. Beljo for Kelvin Yeboah (76′).
Best player: Ermedin Demirović
The player that probably impressed the most for FC Augsburg was Ermedin Demirović.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 18 passes (72% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 11. He hit the woodwork once times.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga.