Borussia Dortmund registered a come-from-behind 3-1 win over SC Freiburg to maintain their perfect start to the new Bundesliga season.

Borussia Dortmund travelled to Freiburg intending to build on their win over Bayer Leverkusen on the opening weekend of this season’s Bundesliga. But they suffered a setback in the 35th minute when Michael Gregoritsch opened the scoring for the home side.

Freiburg went into half-time with a one-goal lead, leaving Dortmund with everything to do in the final 45 minutes, and Edin Terzic’s men responded in style. All three goals were scored by substitutes as Dortmund went home with all three points.

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored the equaliser in the 77th minute before 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko scored Dortmund’s second six minutes from full-time. Marius Wolf killed off the game in the 88th minute to help the Black and Yellow in 3-1.

Here’s how each Borussia Dortmund player fared in the encounter.

Gregor Kobel: 8/10

Freiburg were heavily dominant throughout the match, taking seven shots on target. But Kobel managed to keep all but one of them out. He made six saves in the match and also completed 83 per cent of his passes.

Thomas Meunier: 5/10

The Belgian right-back had a disappointing game and was hauled off at half-time for Marius Wolf. Meunier made just one clearance but could not contribute much otherwise.

Mats Hummels: 6/10

Hummels looked solid in parts, making five clearances and two interceptions. He was strong in the air, winning nine aerial duels while completing 89 per cent of his passes.

Nico Schlotterbeck: 7/10

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New signing Schlotterbeck had a great outing, making six clearances, blocking one shot and completing four tackles. He was quite dominant in the air as well, winning nine aerial duels. He also won four of the five ground duels that he contested.

Raphael Guerreiro: 6/10

Guerreiro contributed on both ends of the pitch, making three interceptions and completing two tackles. He played a key pass and completed a dribble as well.

Mahmoud Dahoud: 7/10

Dahoud did a decent job of shielding his defence, winning four ground duels, blocking one shot, making two clearances, two interceptions and completing two tackles. He also played a key pass and attempted seven long balls, three of which found his teammates.

Jude Bellingham: 7/10

Bellingham looked quite busy throughout the match, popping up all over the pitch. He played a key pass, took two shots on goal, and also attracted four fouls. He won nine ground duels as well.

Thorgan Hazard: 6/10

Hazard was handed a start due to Karim Adeyemi’s unavailability for the encounter. He looked decent in parts but could not trouble the opposition defence much. He was taken off for Bynoe-Gittens in the 64th minute.

Marco Reus: 6/10

Much was expected from the Dortmund captain, but Reus did not look his usual self. He made just 48 touches of the ball throughout the game and completed just 79 per cent of his passes. He played two key passes and attracted three fouls as well.

Donyell Malan: 6/10

Malen was hauled off in the 70th minute of the game for Moukoko after managing just 35 touches of the ball. He played a key pass and took a shot on target as well, but that was all.

Anthony Modeste: 6/10

Modeste’s Dortmund debut did not go as planned. He was not heavily involved in the build-up and took just two shots to test Freiburg’s resolve.


Marius Wolf: 8/10

Wolf came on after half-time for Meunier and changed the game for Dortmund. He scored the third and final goal for the visitors and also created a big chance for his teammates. He took two shots as well and successfully completed three dribbles out of four attempts.

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens: 8/10

The 18-year-old Englishman came on for Thorgan Hazard and scored the equaliser for Dortmund. Bynoe-Gittens took two shots and attempted three dribbles trying to make things happen for the visitors.

Youssoufa Moukoko: 9/10

Moukoko came on in the 70th minute for Malan and changed the game on its head. He provided the assist for Bynoe-Gittens’s goal and then helped Dortmund take the lead with a 77th minute strike. Interestingly, he took just four touches of the ball, one of which was an assist and one for the goal.

Julian Brandt: 6/10

Brandt came on for Dahoud in the 76th minute, following which the visitors scored thrice to take home all three points. He completed 100 per cent of his passes.

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