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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Paco Alcácer (62', 80', 90'+6')
  • Mario Götze (84')
  • Alfred Finnbogason (22')
  • Philipp Max (71')
  • Michael Gregoritsch (87')

Paco Alcacer scores hat trick from bench in dramatic Borussia Dortmund win

Paco Alcacer came off the bench to score a hat trick, including a free kick in added time, to give Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund a dramatic 4-3 win over Augsburg on Saturday.

A see-saw match produced four goals in the last 10 minutes as Borussia hit back from 2-1 down to lead 3-2, defiant Augsburg equalised and Alcacer, on loan from Barcelona, grabbed the winner.

Alfred Finnbogason gave Augsburg a half-time lead before Alcacer scored with his first touch in the 62nd minute, three minutes after coming on, as he turned in Jadon Sancho's pass following a lethal counter-attack.

Philipp Max volleyed Augsburg back in front before Alcacer levelled again in the 80th minute, getting away from his marker to latch on to a free kick and score with a shot on the turn.

Substitute Mario Gotze, playing his first league match of the season, put Dortmund ahead for the first time four minutes later.

Michael Gregoritsch headed Augsburg level from a corner in the 87th minute but the drama was still not over.

Augsburg substitute Sergio Cordova clumsily gave away a free kick with a high challenge and Alcacer curled his shot around the wall in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Dortmund remain the Bundesliga's only unbeaten team after seven games.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Borussia Monchengladbach 14 +14 31
2 RB Leipzig 14 +23 30
3 Borussia Dortmund 14 +14 26
4 Schalke 04 14 +7 25
5 SC Freiburg 14 +7 25
6 Bayer Leverkusen 14 +4 25
7 Bayern Munich 14 +15 24
8 TSG Hoffenheim 14 -4 21
9 VfL Wolfsburg 14 +1 20
10 FC Union Berlin 14 -1 19
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 14 +2 18
12 FC Augsburg 14 -6 17
13 Mainz 14 -14 15
14 Werder Bremen 14 -7 14
15 Hertha Berlin 14 -9 12
16 Fortuna Düsseldorf 14 -13 12
17 SC Paderborn 07 14 -15 8
18 FC Cologne 14 -18 8