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Andriy Yarmolenko saves struggling Borussia Dortmund — Bundesliga round-up

Andriy Yarmolenko saves struggling Borussia Dortmund — Bundesliga round-up

Andriy Yarmolenko eased some of the pressure on Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Bosz by forcing a 1-1 draw at Bayer Leverkusen.

Talented striker Philipp, replacing suspended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, twisted his knee badly and had to be stretchered off after only five minutes while midfielder Castro limped off with a taped ankle following a reckless challenge by Wendell, who was sent off.

Dortmund tried to make their extra man count in the second period and dominated possession as Leverkusen stayed compact at the back in an attempt to protect their lead. It could be a fairytale return, but would the Terriers boss risk everything he has achieved at Huddersfield to return to a cracked Dortmund?

Artur Vidal had stuck Thomas Muller's assist away midway through the first half to keep Bayern on the winning trail but, not long after Niclas Fullkrug missed a spot-kick for Hannover, Charlison Benschop headed them level 10 minutes before the break.

Max Kruse scored for Werder Bremen
Max Kruse scored for Werder Bremen

Augsburg are on the rise, too.

The newly promoted side have started well to life in the Premier League, gaining 15 points from their opening 15 games. More importantly, they are currently nine points clear of the relegation places, with the club's primary objective to secure safety in the league.

Winger Kingsley Coman scored once and earned a penalty to help champions Bayern Munich get a 3-1 victory over Hanover 96 on Saturday that opened up a six-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.