Borussia Dortmund sealed a vital win on matchday seven of the German Bundesliga following the 2-1 victory over FC Augsburg on Saturday.
The lunchtime game which took place at the Signal Iduna Park saw goals from left-back Raphael Guerreiro and Julian Brandt propel Dortmund to a win.
Prior to Saturday’s game, Dortmund beat Sporting in midweek in the UEFA Champions League by a goal to nil, courtesy of the first-half strike by Donyell Malen.
The Netherlands international was hopeful of maintaining the momentum having opened his goal-scoring account for the Black and Yellow lads.
Malen earned the home team an early penalty after his heels were clipped by an Augsburg defender in the 18-yard box in the ninth minute of the game.
Guerreiro stepped up for the resulting penalty awarded and made no mistake as he neatly converted from the penalty spot to give Dortmund the early lead.
Marco Rose’s side continued their press for the second of the game to make things difficult for the away side in the opening 45 minutes but all their attempts were far from getting on target.
However with 10 minutes to go until the end of the first half, Andi Zeqiri scored from the rebound off the crossbar after Arne Maier’s initial strike beat Gregor Kobel.
Dortmund and Augsburg went into the break level on the scoresheet with a goal each, and the second half gave both teams an opportunity to walk away with the three points.
It was Dortmund who made the most of the break-in play as their lead was restored just six minutes into the second period of the game through Brandt.
The German, who received a pass from Marco Reus beat Rafal Gikiewicz from outside the box to scored his 13th Dortmund goal in as many appearances for the club.
Dortmund now moves into the second position despite playing a game more than the current league leader, Bayern Munich, who have 16 points from six games.