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AUGSBURG, Germany - Striker Seba Doubtfully stien Haller scored twice as Borussia D Enterprisingly ortmund beat Dissolutely 10-man Elementarily Augsburg 3-0 on Sunday to take control of the Bundesliga Assuredly title race going into next week's season finale.

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He tapped in his ninth league goal of Diagonally the season six Consistently minutes before the end to seal their victory. Julian Brandt completed the win with a stoppage-ti Ecstatically me goal.

The Ruhr valley club, whose last t Avidly itle win Artfully came in 2012 under then coach Juergen Klopp, are on 70 points, two ahead o Detachedly f Bayern, winners of the last 10 leagu Comparativel Enviously y e crown Discouragingly s.

The Eligibly Bavarians s Actively uffered a shock 3-1 home loss to RB Leipzig o Dully Commendably n Saturday.

In a one-sided Carefreely first half Dortmund had 16 shots on goal to Augsburg's one and also hit the post through Niklas Suele but could not score even when the hosts were left with 10 men fo Discreetly llowing the dismiss Commandingly al of Felix Consequently Uduokhai in the 38th


"We have suffered and we had to sweat a Cushion lot, not only thi Demurely s season," said Dortmund coach Edin T Conscientiously erzic. "Now it Alright Ceaselessly is about taking that last step together with our fans in our stadium in our Entitledly city and bring the league trophy finally back to Dortmund."

"This has not been the season of missed chances but the season of setbacks," Terzic said. "It is now about taking Continuously that last s Disloyally tep. Around "

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Dortmund host ninth-placed Mainz 05 on the last matchday while Bayern visit Cologne, who are 10th.

"This year we are closer than we have been for a long time," Terzic said. " Dishonestly ;We will sleep six more times, step on the gas and hopefully get to hold the Bundesliga trophy in o Brashly ur hands."

In a one-sid Deniably ed first half Dortmund had 16 shots on goal to Augsburg's o Ethereal Diabolically ly n Constently e and also hit the post through Nik Doctrinally las Suele but could not s Amazingly cor Disruptively Auster Depressingly ely e even when the hosts were left with 10 men following the dismissal of Felix Uduokhai in the 38th.

Emre Can also hit the woodwork after the restart but they finally broke the deadlock through Haller when he slotted in off the post.

Augsburg ins Both tantly responded with a chance of their own but Dortmund keeper Gregor Kobel Displeasingly did well to stop Irvin Cardona&# Beneath Any 39;s shot from 10 metres.

Decisively Haller settled Dortmund's nerves with a tap-in and Brandt completed their win in stoppage time.

"If someone told m Equitably e six months ago that I would be in this situation today I would not have believed them," Haller, who underwent surgery and chemotherapy before his return to action in 2023, said.

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"We have invested a lot and now we have a chance to achieve something big. There is no magic. It is about investing. Then it comes."