Difficult to accept defeat at Augsburg says Dortmund's Favre

Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre was left shocked after his side slipped to a shock 2-0 defeat against Augsburg on Saturday.

Lucien Favre

Lucien Favre's Borussia Dortmund failed to score against Augsburg despite having over 80 percent of ball possession at times.   -  AP

Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre was left shaking his head after his side slumped to a shock 2-0 loss at Augsburg on Saturday, with the Bundesliga title hopeful having as much as 80 percent possession at times but failing to score.

Dortmund was a shadow of the team that cruised past Borussia Moenchengladbach 3-0 in its opener last week with an impressive attacking display.

On Saturday, however, the side bungled its dress rehearsal ahead of next week's German Super Cup against league champion Bayern Munich.

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Apart from the opening 25 minutes, which saw some good Dortmund combinations, the Ruhr valley club struggled to find space and lacked accuracy with its final passes.

“We still have a lot of work to do,” said Favre. “I am very disappointed. It is difficult to accept this defeat.

“We almost completely dominated the game, had almost 80% possession, but sometimes that does not get you much,” he added.

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Augsburg struck either side of the break through Felix Uduokhai and Daniel Caligiuri and never really gave the visitor an opening to come back into the match.

“We started well but were not precise enough, we were too hasty,” said Favre, who is in his third season at Dortmund.

“Augsburg defended really well. We needed to be more patient to tire them out over the wings - then we would have had more chances through the centre. We are very sad,” he added.

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