Alcácer scores hattrick from the bench in dramatic Dortmund win

Paco Alcácer achieved the rare accomplishment of scoring a hattrick as a substitute. (AFP pic)

BERLIN: Paco Alcácer came off the bench to score a hattrick, including a free kick with the last kick of the game, to give Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund a dramatic 4-3 win over Augsburg on Saturday.

An extraordinary see-saw match produced four goals in the last ten minutes as Borussia hit back from 2-1 down to lead 3-2, defiant Augsburg equalised, and Alcácer grabbed the winner.

Alfreð Finnbogason gave Augsburg a halftime lead before Alcácer scored with his first touch in the 62nd minute, three minutes after coming on.

Philipp Max put Augsburg back in front, then Alcácer levelled in the 80th minute, and substitute Mario Götze, playing his first league match of the season, put Dortmund ahead for the first time four minutes later.

Michael Gregoritsch headed Augsburg level in the 87th minute only for Alcácer to curl a free kick around the wall in the fifth minute of stoppage time, ensuring Dortmund will finish the weekend top of the league.