Eighteen-year-old Englishman Jamie Bynoe-Gittens scored one and created another as Borussia Dortmund came back to defeat Freiburg 3-1 on Friday with all their goals coming in the last 13 minutes of the game.
With the game drifting towards defeat, Dortmund were again able to rely on their young brigade, with Bynoe-Gittens and 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko scoring two quick goals to see the visitors pick up a valuable three points in their quest for a sixth Bundesliga title.
The visitors dominated the early stages, with Anthony Modeste – playing in his first game for Dortmund just days after transferring from FC Cologne – striking up an immediate partnership with captain Marco Reus.
Reus teed up Modeste to run into the left side of the penalty box in the 20th minute, forcing Freiburg keeper Mark Flekken into a save.
Modeste also had a chance right in front in the 32nd minute after superb one touch football from Jude Bellingham and Raphael Guerreiro, but the Portuguese’s cross was inches too high.
As if stunned into action, Freiburg then flipped a switch, building pressure on a suddenly shaky Dortmund defence.
Roland Sallai won a free kick on the edge of the box with 33 minutes played.
Dead-ball specialist Vincenzo Grifo stepped up to force a fingertip save from Gregor Kobel in goal.
Freiburg took the lead minutes later, when former Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter found Michael Gregoritsch who deftly drifted a header over Kobel and into the top right corner of the goal.
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