Bundesliga: Teenagers save Borussia Dortmund with late 3-1 win at Freiburg
Two teenagers helped Borussia Dortmund come from behind with late goals to beat hosts Freiburg 3-1 in the Bundesliga.
Dortmund manager Edin Terzic’s substitutions all paid off as Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, 18, equalized in the 77th minute and Youssoufa Moukoko, 17, scored 2-1, four minutes before setting up Marius Wolf – yet another substitute – to seal the result in the 88th minute.
It was the first time that three different players came on for Dortmund to score in a Bundesliga game.
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France striker Anthony Modeste made his Dortmund debut after leaving Cologne on Monday, and defender Nico Schlotterbeck made an early return to his former club.
But the visitors needed a lucky break as it was Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken’s rare mistake that saw Dortmund back into the game after Michael Gregoritsch gave the home side a 35th-minute lead minute.
Dortmund struggled to get through Freiburg’s tireless defense until Bynoe-Gittens dropped the ball from distance and Flekken let the speculative effort slip through his fingers and in.
It was Bynoe-Gittens’ first goal in his fifth Bundesliga appearance. But the lively winger wasn’t done yet.
Bynoe-Gittens ran to the Freiburg defense and set up Julian Brandt – yet another substitute – who returned the ball for Moukoko to score in the 84th. Moukoko was involved again when Wolf sealed the win.