BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund substitute Jonas Hofmann scored one goal and earned a penalty in an unconvincing 2-1 win over promoted Eintracht Braunschweig in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Seven minutes after coming on, Hofmann broke the deadlock with 15 remaining when he played a one-two with Mats Hummels and scored off the far post from a tight angle.
The 21-year-old midfielder went down under Ermin Bicakcic's challenge to earn the penalty. Marco Reus converted the spot kick in the 86th.
Braunschweig's consolation in the 89th came from Kevin Kratz, though his effort from Mirko Boland's corner took a deflection off Robert Lewandowski.
"Give it gas and have fun," Hofmann said about his instructions from Juergen Klopp, who celebrated his 100th victory as Dortmund coach.
It was the first time since Klopp took over in 2008 that Dortmund started the season with two wins.
Offseason signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his Bundesliga debut, but was twice thwarted on the line by Braunschweig goalkeeper Daniel Davari in the second half.
"The most important thing today was that we won the game," Mkhitaryan said.
Dortmund started well, dominating possession and not allowing Braunschweig any space or time on the ball, but once the visitors had weathered the storm, Klopp's side seemed to run out of ideas.
Indeed, Norman Theuerkauf nearly scored in a rare burst forward for Braunschweig in the 33rd, when his volley from a rebound flew narrowly wide of the right post.
Braunschweig remained well-organized defensively after the break, but Dortmund increased the pressure and the breakthrough, when it came, was deserved.
Braunschweig was left to rue the second defeat in as many games on its return to the Bundesliga after 28 years.
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