Jurgen Klopp's side could have perhaps ensured victory with a little more ease, having conceded two unexpected goals in the remaining 10 minutes of the match. Yet the coach will be happy just to take all three points, following a surprise defeat to Bayer Leverkusen last week.
It was none other than Marco Reus who opened the scoring for the away side, when he finished off a neat one-two move with Kevin Grosskreutz in the 11th minute with a wonderful burst of pace and casual finish past Marwin Hitz in goals.
Dortmund would then strike again just minutes later, when the aforementioned star crossed a ball in from the corner only to find the head of Greek international Sokratis Papastathopoulos. The strong central defender happily burst the back of the net to make it 2-0 to his side.
We'd have to wait until the 78th minute, and a rather dismissive second half, before Klopp's side added to their tally, when Adrian Ramos converted a simple rebound from a Henrikh Mkhitaryan shot. The Colombian's first league goal for his new side.
Augsburg would later rally and pull back two goals, but it proved too late for a side that had also failed to pick up a single point before the second matchday. Dortmund were worthy winners in the end as they finally kicked off their title race.