Frankfurt 1-2 Dortmund: The Eagles suffer home loss to Die Borussen
Borussia Dortmund strolled past Eintracht Frankfurt with a 2-1 win on Saturday at the Commerzbank Arena. Both Frankfurt and Dortmund arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Frankfurt had been hopeful of continuing their good run after winning their previous two games against B Mönchengladbach away and Bayer Leverkusen at home, by 3-1 and 5-1 respectively. Dortmund, meanwhile, were looking to extend their winning run after a 5-0 victory against Stuttgart. Frankfurt are now in 5th place on the table and have 20 points while Dortmund sit in 3rd with 22 points after 12 matches.
Die Borussen started the first half well, when Julian Brandt found the net, 21 minutes in. However, their lead was short-lived, as Daichi Kamada equalised for Frankfurt, 26 minutes in to see out the first half 1-1.
Dortmund started the second half with an intensified spirit, when Jude Bellingham gave them the lead, 52 minutes in, leaving the final score at 2-1.
Substitutions for Frankfurt included Djibril Sow, Lucas Alario and Rafael Borre for Sebastian Rode, Jesper Lindstrom and Daichi Kamada, respectively. Dortmund brought on Giovanni Reyna, Emre Can, Anthony Modeste and Marius Wolf for Donyell Malen, Julian Brandt, Youssoufa Moukoko and Karim Adeyemi.
There were bookings for Luca Pellegrini, Jesper Lindstrom, Kevin Trapp, Tuta and Sebastian Rode from Frankfurt, and Salih Ozcan, Emre Can, Mats Hummels, Giovanni Reyna and Jude Bellingham, for Dortmund.
Frankfurt will next play Augsburg away, with Dortmund facing Bochum at home.
|Eintracht Frankfurt:||Kevin Trapp, Evan N`Dicka, Tuta, Kristijan Jakic, Eric Ebimbe, Daichi Kamada (Rafael Borre, min.84), Sebastian Rode (Djibril Sow, min.72), Luca Pellegrini, Randal Kolo Muani, Jesper Lindstrom (Lucas Alario, min.77) and Mario Gotze|
|Borussia Dortmund:||Gregor Kobel, Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels, Nico Schlotterbeck, Thorgan Hazard, Karim Adeyemi (Marius Wolf, min.69), Julian Brandt (Emre Can, min.61), Jude Bellingham, Salih Ozcan, Donyell Malen (Giovanni Reyna, min.61) and Youssoufa Moukoko (Anthony Modeste, min.61)|
|Stadium:||the Commerzbank Arena|
|Goals:||Julian Brandt (0-1, min. 21), Daichi Kamada (1-1, min. 26) and Jude Bellingham (1-2, min. 52)|