Teenagers rescue Dortmund with late win in Freiburg

Dortmund's Youssoufa Moukoko celebrates with Dortmund's Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, left, over his goal to make it 1:2 in the German Bundesliga soccer match between SC Freiburg and Borussia Dortmund in Freiburg Im Breisgau, Germany, Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. (Tom Weller/dpa via AP)

BERLIN — Two teenagers helped Borussia Dortmund come from behind with late goals to beat host Freiburg 3-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzić’s substitutions all paid off as the 18-year-old Jamie Bynoe-Gittens equalized in the 77th minute and the 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko made it 2-1, four minutes before he set up Marius Wolf — yet another substitute — to seal the result in the 88th.

It was the first time three different players who came on as substitutes scored for Dortmund in a Bundesliga game.

French striker Anthony Modeste made his Dortmund debut following his switch from Cologne on Monday, and defender Nico Schlotterbeck made a quick return to his former club.

But the visitors needed a stroke of fortune as it was Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken’s rare mistake that allowed Dortmund back in the game after Michael Gregoritsch had given the home team a 35th-minute lead.

Dortmund was finding it difficult to get through Freiburg’s tireless defence until Bynoe-Gittens let fly from distance and Flekken let the speculative effort slip though his fingers and go in.

It was Bynoe-Gittens’ first goal in his fifth Bundesliga appearance. But the lively winger wasn’t done yet.

Bynoe-Gittens ran at the Freiburg defence and set up Julian Brandt — yet another substitute — who laid the ball back for Moukoko to score in the 84th. Moukoko was involved again when Wolf sealed the win.

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