RB Leipzig were defeated 1-4 by Borussia Dortmund in their first Bundesliga match of the season, watched by 80,000 spectators in the sold-out Signal Iduna Park.
Even though Die Roten Bullen went ahead through Jean-Kévin Augustin’s lightning-quick strike after only 31 seconds, Dortmund took control of the game with goals from Mahmoud Dahoud, Marcel Sabitzer (OG) and Axel Witsel in the first half.
After the break, substitute Timo Werner did everything he could to get Leipzig back into the game. Great saves in a strong showing from Dortmund’s keeper Roman Bürki kept Die Roten Bullen at bay, however. Marco Reus then went on to seal the three points for Dortmund from a successful counter attack in injury time.
“In games of this magnitude, the little things make the difference. I have no complaints about how we played in the first 30 minutes. Roman Bürki was outstanding. We lost the game from set-pieces and balls into the box. Because of this, we weren't rewarded for the massive effort we put in.
My team looked fresh and were up for it. For that reason, I'm not worried at all. Now we're looking ahead. After the game on Thursday we have three home games in a row, which we're all really looking forward to."