DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund snapped a three-match winless streak by easing to a 3-1 victory over Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Augsburg opened up the Dortmund defence in the 10th minute with a quick move which ended with the unmarked Andre Hahn firing in.
The hosts, who then dominated the rest of the game, could have levelled soon after but Erling Haaland thundered his penalty on the crossbar, with the shot so hard that the ball bounced off the woodwork and landed outside the box.
Their dominance paid off, however, in the 26th minute when captain Marco Reus floated a free kick into the box and Thomas Delaney headed in an equaliser.
Jadon Sancho then slotted in from a quick break to make it 2-1 in the 63rd before Haaland forced Augsburg defender Felix Uduokhai to score an own goal when he deflected the Norwegian's cross into his own net.
"We are very satisfied with the game. It was not only the result that was good but the performance was very good," said Dortmund coach Edin Terzic.
"We feel relieved. We had a lot of chances against a very defensively-minded team."
Dortmund climbed back up to fifth on 32 points, 13 behind leaders Bayern Munich, and six off second-placed RB Leipzig, who beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0. Eintracht Frankfurt leapfrogged Leverkusen into third place on 33 following a 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin.
(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Pritha Sarkar and Toby Davis)